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Game Development Dictionary


A fast and highly-efficient RISC based operating system. Boots in under 10 seconds due to being ROM-based as opposed to disc-based like most other OS's.

Originally developed by Acorn, a British hardware manufacturer who had previously been responsible for the BBC microcomputer.

The OS is now actively developed by RISC OS Ltd. and is property of Pace, another British hardware manufacturer, this time specialising in set-top boxes.