Welcome to the international
RISC OS eXperience near Amsterdam!
The 2017 edition of this show will be held on Saturday May 20 from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the same venue as in previous years:
Since many years the Big Ben Club centres its activities around the
RISC OS operating system for homecomputers. RISC OS was developed in England in the nineties as a basic tool for ARM-processors and surroumding hardware, these being first introduced in the same period. RISC OS has prooven to be a comfortable software package for the fast and low-energy ARM-computers, at that time far ahead of MacOS and Windows. Linux wasn't there yet.
While ARM-processors have conquered the world, ARM-powered desktop computers were less succesfull. In the first decade of the century production came to a halt. Worldwide some hundreds are still in use.
And RISC OS? Several variants have been adapted for other equipment but in ARM-powered hardware the special qualities come out best. Prominent among recent hardware that accomodates this nice OS is the space and energy saving Raspberry Pi. And it's quite affordable too!