Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Dec 2008 22:52 UTC, submitted by teigetje
RISC OS And it seems as if another minor, barely-alive operating system will become encumbered by legal bickering between two small companies. The RISC OS scene, which is already a tangled and complicated mess of companies, version number teasing and incompatible versions, might be torn apart even further because RISCOS Ltd might take legal action trying to prevent RISC OS Open Ltd from releasing a RiscPC compatible ROM from the RISC OS 5 shared source project. Should you feel confused, you needn't worry: so does everyone else.
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by memson on Wed 10th Dec 2008 23:27 UTC
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Has anyone else seen the episode of South Park where Stan's dad does the worlds biggest crap and Bono from U2 tries to beat him by doing a bigger one? Sort of reminds me of the entire RISC OS scene. I own an A7000, I used RISC OS 2 a *lot* back in the day. I used to write demos and stuff in basic 5. But, RISC OS is probably the most pointless OS in the world. Give me Amiga over Acorn Archies any day :-)

Something the article didn't seem to explain... RISC OS always ran on 32 bit ARM processors, but before PACE worked their 32bit mojo, it actually ran in 26bit mode, (though earlier versions might have actually ran on 26bit ARM processors.. I forget, and really don't care enough to find out :-))

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