Linked by Andrew Youll on Fri 26th Aug 2005 15:40 UTC, submitted by Peter Naulls
RISC OS The idea of porting RISC OS to x86 comes up regularly, and although it sounds like a good idea, it's not. This article discusses the problems, and why in reality, it's simply not a good use of resources.
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RE[2]: Why x86?
by helf on Fri 26th Aug 2005 20:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Why x86?"
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Still doesn't mean *everything* should run on x86 .. I hate people trying to port everything under the sun the x86 if it doesnt already run on it.

people are all "you will get instant benefits! like all the cheap hardware out there for x86!!" .. okaay... one word. Drivers.

anyways, I hope RISC OS stays on arm. risc os 4 select is really nice and its getting better. I'd rather see them spend all their time developing it than trying to port it.

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