Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Oct 2007 19:35 UTC, submitted by zizban
RISC OS The RISC OS On Linux project has released the first alpha-quality version of their live CD. "A first attempt at a Live CD has been uploaded here (169MB download, a bzipped iso), the space has been kindly donated by Ned Abell. This CD should boot into a desktop with Tux on the right and disc icons for /home/rolf and /tmp, on the left of the Iconbar. In /home/rolf are three apps that should work immediately, !Terminal, !Viewer and !Vim. !NetSurf needs a little help to run, as does Inkscape, which has no application directory yet." ROLF is a user space layer above the Linux Kernel, providing a superset of the RISC OS look and feel on Linux.
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I object to the term Risc OS on Linux
by cyclops on Mon 1st Oct 2007 20:51 UTC
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It should be Risc/Linux I will not reply to further comments except to people who use the term Risc/Linux not Linux.

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Kroc Member since:

Write a greasemonkey script to rename that for you, and then grow up.

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MYOB Member since:

I've a feeling your sarcasm detector is somewhat off, either that or this place has actually become Slashdot in the past few days.

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John Blink Member since:

No it should be Rofl/Risc/GNU/Linux ;)

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... or ROLF?

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by Kroc on Mon 1st Oct 2007 20:53 UTC
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I'd like to see how this progresses during Beta. My biggest worries are fundamental "Linux-isms" plaguing the design in the final product. A Linux WM with a RISC OS skin, RISC OS does not make. RISC OS is a good OS because the way it is designed from the ground up. I wish them the best in creating something that maintains the innovative and fun process behind RISC OS.

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by memson on Tue 2nd Oct 2007 09:34 UTC
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... I turned on my A7000 the other day. Then I shut it down again, happy in the knowledge I can leave it off for another 6 months and not feel like I never use it anymore. If anybody can source me an RISCPC ethernet card dead cheap, maybe I'd use it more often though ;-)

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by nexie on Wed 3rd Oct 2007 15:13 UTC in reply to "Ah RISCOS..."
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i might be abke to help there depend on what you think a price is and if you can wait until i get to my secret riscos box neil at cloudsprinter flop com

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by flibble on Tue 2nd Oct 2007 11:15 UTC
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Anyone had any luck making this work under vmware? seems to be an issue with not have access to the frame buffer fb0/dev

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Why not just run RiscOS?
by Downix on Tue 2nd Oct 2007 14:49 UTC
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It's not like RiscOS is dead, after all.

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by tbcpp on Tue 2nd Oct 2007 19:12 UTC
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And the interface is still as ugly as it ever was. And this coming from a guy who doesn't mind Irix's 4dwm.

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