Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 14th Dec 2006 08:14 UTC, submitted by teigetje
RISC OS "Gosh! I didn't realize how much discussion my original article would create. A lot of people seemed to accuse me of living in cloud cuckoo land, whereas a lot more agreed with me. I think those who disagreed have either never used RISC OS or just liked a good rant! In either case, I feel compelled to write a short follow up article clarifying some of the points I made in the original article - all of which were perfectly valid." Read the follow up article.
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Before I say something stupid
by evilmegaman on Thu 14th Dec 2006 08:44 UTC
evilmegaman
Member since:
2005-09-20

I will ask a dumb question. Is RISC OS in active development? I mean if it's not. I'd feel unconvinced. Otherwise I don't have a problem with it. I mean as long as it's not a relic of something that once was, it should be fine... right?

Another thing I do not understand is the fact that it sounds like apple in terms of the fact that you need specific hardware to use it... But I don't know if that's true or not.

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RISCOSMike Member since:
2006-09-03

Yes. Why would people carry on using an OS not in active development? This isnt Amiga.

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evilrich Member since:
2006-07-06

> Why would people carry on using an OS not in active development? This isnt Amiga

AmigaOS is in active development.

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RE: Before I say something stupid
by MacTO on Thu 14th Dec 2006 16:58 in reply to "Before I say something stupid"
MacTO Member since:
2006-09-21

Why does it even matter if the OS is under active development? If the functionality of the OS and its associated software serves your needs, that should be sufficient. Having a stream of updates to the OS or new applications being released for the OS is just icing on the cake.

I don't know where people got this idea that operating systems have to have a continuous flow of updates. Sure it keeps us OS geeks happy because we get to see all of these novel features. On the other hand, I would propose that it is also detrimental: since the OS scene is evolving so rapidly, most of us are just skimming the surface of what is really there. We are not really examining operating systems in depth.

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evilmegaman Member since:
2005-09-20

"Why does it even matter if the OS is under active development? If the functionality of the OS and its associated software serves your needs, that should be sufficient. Having a stream of updates to the OS or new applications being released for the OS is just icing on the cake."

I would say that they're more than just icing on the cake. I don't know about you, but I wouldn't use an operating system with no updates.

I mean really - if you're telling me that updates aren't necessary, then I would really like to have your attention span, your Operating system, and your uber super duper sweet copy of DOOM. Well maybe I am getting carried away. But I would love perfectness.. I haven't run into an operating system that felt perfect to me since... forever?

Come on, who wants to use a web browser from 1998 for browsing regularly? I mean sure it's nostalgic, but I want useful. Not nostalgic.

Now I have said my stupid thing I have been wanting to say ;)

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