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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Any ideas?
by The Lone OSer on Fri 24th Nov 2006 07:14 UTC
The Lone OSer
Member since:
2005-07-11

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??

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RE: Any ideas?
by steve_s on Fri 24th Nov 2006 09:48 in reply to "Any ideas?"
steve_s Member since:
2006-01-16

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.

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RE[2]: Any ideas?
by epistaxsis on Sat 25th Nov 2006 08:29 in reply to "RE: Any ideas?"
epistaxsis Member since:
2006-09-10

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...

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RE: Any ideas?
by timephoenix on Sat 25th Nov 2006 08:21 in reply to "Any ideas?"
timephoenix Member since:
2006-11-25

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.

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