Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 6th May 2010 07:54 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems In 2009 ARM showed off prototype netbooks "capable of driving HD content, can surf the web for 8 hours, and will cost round and about 250 USD". Yet still, none have made it to the market. Why do you think this is so? Because ARM signed a deal with Adobe in 2008 to bring Flash and AIR to the ARM architecture, a promise they will finally deliver later this year. And you wonder why Apple won't have Flash on the iPhone when it can hold back an entire product category for two years.
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RiscOS no no no no
by jabjoe on Thu 6th May 2010 08:59 UTC
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Why why why? Come on, it's all but dead. Let it be. It's a OS of it's era and machine class. But now all machines can run OSs that is mainframe in features. I want pre-emptive multitasking, I want proper virtual memory, including safe per process address space, different login privileges, hell, different logins! Drive numbers are no better then drive letters, I want mounts and sym links. Applications folders where nice, but package management is better. I use to love RiscOS, and I look back at it with fond memories, but I wouldn't want it back. Even Acorn won't 100% behind RiscOS, remember RiscBSD? Come on man, leave RiscOS in RPCEmu, it's over. But ARM lives on strong. Maybe use Rox Desktop if you're really desperate. It's the desktop most people loved anyway. Much better take a real OS and make it into a desktop one, then take one made for a limited desktop machine and try and make it a real OS. (Windows is my example, but that's a rant in itself.)

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