Riscix



operating system
/risk-icks/ (Or “RISC iX”) BSD-based Unix developed by Acorn Computers Ltd. (Cambridge, UK) to run on 32-bit ARM RISC processors.
RISCiX was launched circa 1989 for three production machines – the R140, R260, the discless R225; and other prototypes.
(2003-09-24)

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