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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RE: Before I say something stupid
by MacTO on Thu 14th Dec 2006 16:58 UTC in reply to "Before I say something stupid"
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Why does it even matter if the OS is under active development? If the functionality of the OS and its associated software serves your needs, that should be sufficient. Having a stream of updates to the OS or new applications being released for the OS is just icing on the cake.

I don't know where people got this idea that operating systems have to have a continuous flow of updates. Sure it keeps us OS geeks happy because we get to see all of these novel features. On the other hand, I would propose that it is also detrimental: since the OS scene is evolving so rapidly, most of us are just skimming the surface of what is really there. We are not really examining operating systems in depth.

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