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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RISC OS
by JohnB on Fri 1st Dec 2006 13:01 UTC
JohnB
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2005-10-16

When I was using Mac OS X full time I still missed the GUI and "feel" of RISC OS. That's why my personal machine is now a Iyonix Aria and my g/f has the 2Ghz G4 Powermac (Powerlogix upgrade).

I can sympathise with the points that were made but feel the opposite. I was also frustrated with the lack of visible cooperation between RISC OS Ltd and Castle.

However it is clear that their business interests don't overlap in such a way that there's an easy-fit solution. I certainly can't think of a solution that makes business sense for both parties.

Also our situation is improving with the news of a port of Firefox 2 and work on Gnash.

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