Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Oct 2007 18:51 UTC, submitted by teigetje
RISC OS A flurry of RISC OS news today all crammed up into one item. There is a story on Java and RISC OS, a semi-announcement to a new source code release of RISC OS 5 by ROOL, and the Faraday medal for the man who designed the BBC Micro and ARM architecture - Professor Steve Furber. In addition, there is a piece on last week's news about the think tank Globalisation Institute's advice. The head of the organisation (who is a former RISC OS magazine journalist) seems to think unbundling RISC OS from the Iyonix is a possibility. Interestingly, the reports excludes Macintosh computers from unbundling. Update: The Intel Mac VirtualRiscPC beta has gone on sale.
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RE: hmmm
by torbenm on Wed 3rd Oct 2007 07:54 UTC in reply to "hmmm"
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is it even modular enough to extend and update?

RISC OS is very modular and has been so from the start.

It still needs a lot of development before it covers all that Linux or Windows does. Especially device drivers are lacking, so you don't have as wide a selection of devices as you would on other platforms.

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