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There seem to be quite a number of stories coming out
about RISC OS.
Does anyone have any idea of the userbase number for tis system??
RISC OS was a popular platform in UK schools for quite some time. As for home users, it was always over-shadowed by other platforms such as the Amiga and ST. Acorn probably sold considerably less than 500,000 RISC OS machines around the world, with most of them going to education.
The current active RISC OS userbase can only be a few thousand, however many people look back with fondness on the platform.
A few thousand desktop users indeed - however there could be even more out there.
We know there has been some penetration into the embedded market...
One of two commercial companies developing RISC OS, RISCOS Limited, have estimated that the current global userbase numbers around 3000-4000. Back in the 'glory days' of 1992, Acorn estimated that the worldwide userbase numbered around 250 000.
VirtualAcorn have also demonstrated a proof-of-concept version of VirtualRISCPC for Linux.