Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Jan 2007 21:26 UTC, submitted by knorretje
RISC OS Firefox port developer Peter Naulls has offered an alpha-quality build of open source email client Thunderbird for RISC OS. The software is currently suitable for Iyonix, A9, and Omega computers only. You can get the build here.
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RE: ?
by soapdog on Thu 1st Feb 2007 00:15 UTC in reply to "?"
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2005-07-25

no, they are porting apps just for the sake of fun & masochism.

now seriously, during the last months there been lots of RISC OS articles on OSNews, I think their community is just under some kind of renascence or at least they are getting their efforts some press. It would be a very fun world if RISC OS, Haiku, SkyOS, MorphOS and AmigaOS were to get more attention and more hardware. I am not saying that everyone and his dog should switch to use some niche platform, but sure they bring back the fun of computing.

people are porting things to RISC OS and we're on the eve of some shared initiative on their camp, I find these wonderful news, and I never ever used or saw RISC OS in action...

I do have couple macs, linuxes, Zeta, newtons and MagicCap devices in a single TCP/IP network which must classify me as some weirdo...

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RE[2]: ?
by dylansmrjones on Thu 1st Feb 2007 00:48 in reply to "RE: ?"
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2005-10-02

Not to mention the fact that cross platform applications are on the rise, making the question "What OS are you running?" rather moot.

The downside is that even alternative OS'es are beginning to look like all the other OS'es.

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RE[3]: ?
by soapdog on Thu 1st Feb 2007 01:47 in reply to "RE[2]: ?"
soapdog Member since:
2005-07-25

that much is true... everything now looks like some kernel + X11 server... I wish there was some cheap way to try RISC OS... I'd really like it.

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