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RISC OS is an operating system originally created by British manufacturer Acorn Computers for their ARM based computers ranging from Archimedes to Risc PC, replacing Arthur which was shipped on the first models.
The operating system takes its name from the RISC architecture used on supported systems.
* Stored in ROM – This allows for faster bootup (sub-30 seconds, the record is 2 seconds), safety from corruption and security against viruses. Versions 4 and 5 are stored in 4 MiB of Flash ROM, enabling operating system updates without having to physically replace …