The Raspberry Pi Foundation today announced the availability of RISC OS for its miniscule Raspberry Pi computer today. Initially released 25 years ago, RISC was designed for ARM architecture systems decades ago. Two and a half decades on from its 1985 release, the retro RISC is making a come back for Raspberry Pi users.
Eben, founder and trustee of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, announced the news via the Raspberry Pi blog and detailed that the OS is owned by Castle Technology, and these days is maintained by RISC OS Open Ltd. This specific version of RISC OS will be available free of charge for Raspberry Pi users.
Eben says users willing to try RISC can expect a fast boot and a smooth experience overall. Things should be even snappier now that Raspberry Pi packs double the RAM. You can grab the image here.