In This Chapter
Getting RISC OS up and running on your Raspberry Pi
Finding your way around the desktop
Getting RISC OS online
Discovering the amazing preloaded applications that come with RISC OS
One of the great things about the Raspberry Pi is that it’s so easy to change the operating system: Just change the SD card! Several different operating systems are available, but most of them are just another flavor of Linux. However, RISC OS is unique, forged in the depths of time from almost the start of personal computing in the 1980s and developed into the most advanced operating system of the 1990s. Many of the things you take for granted on a Linux, Windows, or Macintosh desktop first appeared in RISC OS and inspired the two personal computing giants. So, take a step back into the past and the future and explore the operating system made by the inventors of the ARM chip. And be prepared for a blisteringly fast Raspberry Pi!