Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Nov 2006 22:28 UTC, submitted by Phil Mellor
RISC OS "Last month, I thought I left RISC OS. After 19 years of using Acorn or Acorn-derived computers, my love affair is no longer. I sit here writing this on my Mac Mini, and very happy I am with it too. My Iyonix lies abandoned - still sitting under the desk here, but not connected. And not actually used for some time. And it's weird - because, in some strange way, I thought I would be using RISC OS forever. In January 2005, I said: 'There's people who annoy me on the RISC OS scene, and I still wouldn't think of leaving. The nice people more than cancel it out, and besides - I just couldn't really do without using RISC OS.' So what changed?"
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RE: i agree with helf
by protagonist on Fri 1st Dec 2006 06:19 UTC in reply to "i agree with helf"
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It would appear that you have never formed a real attachment to an OS. I feel sorry for you. Sometimes an OS or a system comes along that just seems to fit right in with the way you do things. I can sympathize with the author because I have been there myself.

For me it was BeOS. Anyway, the author was presenting his reasons for finally facing up to the fact that the OS would no longer allow him to do what he needed it to do. There is no reason to be condescending to him.

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RE[2]: i agree with helf
by helf on Fri 1st Dec 2006 06:49 in reply to "RE: i agree with helf"
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well, my comment wasnt about the article, but a previous, now modded down, poster...

I have a 'real' attachment to NEXTSTEP... ;)

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RE[3]: i agree with helf
by protagonist on Sat 2nd Dec 2006 04:33 in reply to "RE[2]: i agree with helf"
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I stand corrected. Sorry I misunderstood you. I also really liked my old TI 99/4 system. I really liked Assembly on that system and their Extended Basic was also very nice. I know how the author of the article feels. You just don't want to let go but at some point you have to.

And I am still keeping an eye on Haiku. :-)

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