Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 14th Dec 2006 08:14 UTC, submitted by teigetje
RISC OS "Gosh! I didn't realize how much discussion my original article would create. A lot of people seemed to accuse me of living in cloud cuckoo land, whereas a lot more agreed with me. I think those who disagreed have either never used RISC OS or just liked a good rant! In either case, I feel compelled to write a short follow up article clarifying some of the points I made in the original article - all of which were perfectly valid." Read the follow up article.
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OS != apps
by vinterbleg on Thu 14th Dec 2006 09:22 UTC
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This guy goes on for pages on end about how RISC OS is superior because "it produces smaller graphics that are smaller in size, but better quality" and because this and that text editor is better than anything he has ever tried.

This is completely meaningless. The availability of applications determines the usefulness of an operating system, but the operating system itself is what must set itself apart from everything else. There is no reason all this other stuff couldn't be ported to any of the mainstream OS's.

Other than that, even though the comments are a bit ridiculous, I must admit that I sort of agree with the people complaining about all the articles about RISC OS on OSNews these days. I mean, OSNews is also about esoteric niche-OS's, but this is just silly. The thing about RICS OS is that nobody really cares. It is not going to become a mainstream OS, as it simply does not have the features people need and want (such as for instance multitasking, I am told).

Arguing about it is a waste of time. The only interesting thing about it is the technical curiosities, which everybody seems to ignore.

- Simon

Edited 2006-12-14 09:25

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