If you want to stray true to the most authentic RISC OS experience possible, then native is definitely the way to go.

Now there are two further decisions to be made if you’re going down this route, you can either opt for an ‘out-of-the-box’ solution that is already fully built and a full operating system with accompanying software is included, or you can build your system from scratch and tailor everything to your needs.

If you’re looking to run RISC OS on modern hardware, you can purchase something like the ARMX6, a complete ARM based, native RISC OS computer from R-Comp Interactive. But if you prefer the more Do-It-Yourself approach, you can run RISC OS on a number of ARM based devices, namely the BeagleBoard, Touchbook and Raspberry Pi.

Commercially available computers:

Do-it-yourself options:

Older Hardware

32-bit systems:

  • A9Home (2005) from Advantage Six
  • Iyonix (2002) from Castle Technology

26-bit legacy systems:

  • Omega (2003) from MicroDigital
  • Mico (1999) from MicroDigital
  • R7500 range (1999) from RiscStation
  • RiscPC range (1994) from Acorn Computers and later Castle Technology
  • A7000(+) (1995) from Acorn Computers and later Castle Technology