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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by memson on Fri 1st Dec 2006 09:52 UTC
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I used RISCOS a lot as school and at home around the age of 16 - 18. I din't like it, it was way too quirky. It doesn't seem like an awful lot has changed. It's just gone the way of the AMIGA. The graphics look more hightly detailed, but the underlying OS is still as flawed as it ever was.

People seem to tout the whole drag/drop thing as being good. I found it incredibly annoying, especially when saving documents.

Maybe I'm getting old, but I just have bad memories about it.

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by RISCOSMike on Fri 1st Dec 2006 11:56 in reply to "RISCOS"
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Flawed? What are you talking about, what is flawed?, this OS is one of the most stable around

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by helf on Fri 1st Dec 2006 16:11 in reply to "RE: RISCOS"
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'eh, any old app can take it down. It doesnt do preemptive multitasking, just cooperative. Something the AmigaOS and later Atari OSes support... On less powerful hardware...

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by BluenoseJake on Fri 1st Dec 2006 16:29 in reply to "RE: RISCOS"
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Stable != no flaws

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