Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Nov 2006 22:28 UTC, submitted by Phil Mellor
RISC OS "Last month, I thought I left RISC OS. After 19 years of using Acorn or Acorn-derived computers, my love affair is no longer. I sit here writing this on my Mac Mini, and very happy I am with it too. My Iyonix lies abandoned - still sitting under the desk here, but not connected. And not actually used for some time. And it's weird - because, in some strange way, I thought I would be using RISC OS forever. In January 2005, I said: 'There's people who annoy me on the RISC OS scene, and I still wouldn't think of leaving. The nice people more than cancel it out, and besides - I just couldn't really do without using RISC OS.' So what changed?"
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The five things I miss abbout risc os
by Coxy on Fri 1st Dec 2006 11:43 UTC
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2006-07-01

!Draw

Chocks Away (and Extra Missions)

The Ram Disc

The GUI

!Elite (for the Archimedes, best ever version)

Ask most people what RISC OS (or an Archimedes) is and there will probably say it's those crappy computers we were forced to use at school when the IT department finally upgraded the BBC micros.

Acorns mistake was targeting the education market and ignoring the business market. Who needs to learn in school how to use RISC OS, !Impressions and !Paint when businesses use Windows, Word and Photoshop? Generations of children grew up learning how to use something they would never use out of school because no one outside of school had one... except the computer geeks like me!

Edited 2006-12-01 11:47

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