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RISC OS on Beagleboard
RISC OS Open Ltd - Steve Revill and Ben Avison
Monday 20th July 2009, 7:45pm

The Beagleboard is a prototype hardware development system using the new ARM Cortex-A8 processor. This system is being used in several upcoming netbook computers, such as the Touchbook. Earlier in 2009 Jeffrey Lee announced that he had succeeded in getting RISC OS 5 running on the Beagleboard.

This is of major importance as it suggests the possibility of RISC OS running on modern, more powerful and portable hardware at some time in the future. Work has progressed rapidly and this will be most people's first opportunity to see this exciting new development.

ROOL will be demonstrating RISC OS 5 running on one or more Beagleboards using ROUGOL's projector, talking about its significance and answering questions.

ROOL are also continuing to develop RISC OS 5 for the Iyonix and other computers, including the release of the free of charge RISC OS 5.14 in April this year, so this will also be a chance to discuss this and other aspects of the RISC OS Shared Source initiative.