The fusion of retro and modern: RISC OS 5 on Raspberry Pi 400 review

Retro

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This is basically a modern Archimedes / Risc PC and I'm tempted to buy this myself just for the novelty of it. Check out the video review with purchase links below it. Note that the operating system is now free and open source.

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@Geffers I think this will be right up your street.
 

RobA1200

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ive used a rpi400 for pretty much all GCC forum stuff. it also runs office 365 through the browser quick enough to look at work spreadsheets.

easy to overclock to. only 2 line numbers to adjust.

i seem to use it alot more than other pis - think the physical keyboard has alot to do with it - it feels like a complete product.

and handy for keyboard presses on commodore & spectrum stuff in retropi - i never could be bothered to pull a usb keyboard out before and ended up skipping stuff out of laziness.

ordered 2 more blank micro SDs - going to give risc os a try, see how much its moved on since the version on the risc pc.
 

Retro

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Running the cloud apps is interesting, as it can do proper modern computing that way.

RISC OS 5 is nice, but must be considered as a tech demo rather than something that you can use as your daily driver.
 
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