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Raspberry Pi Projects For Dummies by Brock Craft, Jonathan Evans, Mike Cook

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Chapter 16

Introducing RISC OS

In This Chapter

arrow Getting RISC OS up and running on your Raspberry Pi

arrow Finding your way around the desktop

arrow Getting RISC OS online

arrow 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!

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