*Edited on 08/12/2020
On August sixth I received an email from RISC OS Cloverleaf's mailing list detailing their plans to release a demo outlining the work they've done for RISC OS. I was quite excited to see it. What I ended up suffering through though, was far below expectations.
Last month, I did a post titled Why You Should Keep Your Eyes on RISC OS Going Into 2021, which you can read here. It ended up being our most popular post to date. In that post I mentioned that there are some projects in the work that promise to bring the OS kicking and screaming in to the modern era. One of those projects is one I’m really excited for. It’s RISC OS Cloverleaf, and they've got some pretty ambitious goals in mind for the future of RISC OS Open.
SBC’s or single-board computers, exploded in popularity with the release of the original Raspberry Pi, back in 2012. One of the first available operating systems for the platform was RISC OS. Like many, I installed the OS, gave it a whirl, and quickly deleted it for something more usable. Little did I know, I would return to this OS years later and develop an appreciation for what it has to offer. While I wouldn’t recommend this OS to most, there are some projects in the work that promise to bring the OS kicking and screaming in to the modern era.