Using RISC OS on the Raspberry Pi
Most people run Linux on the Raspberry Pi, but you can also use an operating system called RISC OS, which has a graphical user interface. RISC OS dates back to 1987, when Acorn Computers created it for use with the up-market Archimedes home computer. Today, it’s maintained and managed by RISC OS Open Limited.
The RISC OS operating system for the Raspberry Pi is available for free download, and you can also buy an SD card called Nut Pi, which contains 20 top applications to use with it. You flash a RISC OS SD card in the same way as you create a Linux one (see Flashing Your SD Card, in this chapter).
We won’t cover RISC OS further in this book, but we recommend you try it. You can find a link to download it at
and you can find documentation and the store to buy Nut Pi at