Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Nov 2006 22:41 UTC
RISC OS A whole flurry of RISC OS news the last few days. A port of Gnash is in the works, while a survey showed that users of the RISC OS word processors TechWriter/EasiWriter want .doc support. Meanwhile, RISC OS got transparent windows. Drobe also has a short article on re-writing RISC OS.
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Was Great
by Gone fishing on Fri 24th Nov 2006 05:29 UTC
Gone fishing
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2006-02-22

I remember using Acorns and RISC OS in the old 386 Windows 3.1 days. It was great, the PC booted in seconds and seemed so powerful compaired with Windows.

Oh and RISC OS had that Icon Bar years before Win 95 had a Task Bar. (I don't think we need to worry about that patent)

I might try VirtualRiscPC myself or dig out that old Acorn - I wonder if I can find an Acorn mouse?

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RE: Was Great
by steve_s on Fri 24th Nov 2006 09:43 in reply to "Was Great"
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2006-01-16

RISC OS had it's Icon Bar long before it was even called RISC OS. :-)

Several prominent RISC OS programmers joined Microsoft in the early 90s, I believe joining the OS division, and there were several Acorn machines hanging around on desks in Seattle. It's almost certain that elements of RISC OS influenced the development of Windows 95.

Besides the Icon Bar, the right-click pop-up menus in Win95 almost certainly owe their heritage to RISC OS too.

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