RISC OS found on Pocket PC PDABy Chris Williams. Published: 28th May 2006, 15:51:57 | Permalink | Printable
So close yet so farIt's a sight that will stun many users. To run RISC OS on a PDA is something we've been crying out for. Here, RISC OS can be seen running on a PocketPC PDA, with no Microsoft software in sight. The Pocket Loox computer even uses a 520MHz ARM-compatible XScale processor.
However, the break through came about after Jan Rinze Peterzon ported the open source RiscPC emulator RPCemu to Windows CE. His work was rumoured to have started some time ago, and this development is hoped to be included in the next release of RPCemu. A Mac OS X version is also being prepared.
The screenshots show the standard RISC OS 3.7 desktop running in a 480x640 in 32,000 colour screen mode. Draw can be seen in action, drawing lines in a new document, on the Fujitsu Siemens hand-held device.
The full photos can be found from the link below.
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