Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Dec 2008 16:46 UTC, submitted by teigetje
RISC OS Earlier this month we reported on RISCOS Ltd [ROL] possibly undertaking legal action against RISC OS Open Ltd [ROOL], with the latter being the shared source project started by Castle. This news came down pretty hard on the already small RISC OS community, but it did have a number of positive effects: representatives from both ROL and ROOL were quick to explain that there is absolutely no animosity between the two companies, and that the community has nothing to fear.
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by aaronb on Tue 16th Dec 2008 18:33 UTC
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I cannot see any direction for RISC OS, it's a shame as I can remember them from my school days.

For example:

Available in three variants, all A6 machines come complete with DVD drive or DVD/CDRW, fast hard drive, Floppy disk, Barton-core AMD Athlon 2500+ processor, 333/400MHz dual-channel DDR memory, UDMA 133 drives, Geforce 4MX graphics, 56K internal modem, 10/100BaseT networking, 4xUSB ports, 2xIEEE1394 ports (windows only), SPDif optical (input windows only, output RISC OS/windows), Windows XP Home and VirtualRPC-Adjust. Keyboard and mouse are of course included, along with speakers for those machines where they are not part of the monitor.

All software is installed, leading to a "ready to go" RISC OS environment. Of course users may easily switch out of RISC OS into a windows XP environment should the need arise.

The machine variants are:

A6B : Base unit/DVD/40G hard drive/256MB memory : UKP599 ex VAT
A6 : 15" TFT monitor/DVD/CDRW/80G hard drive/512MB memory: UKP899 ex VAT
A6DB: 17" TFT monitor/DVD/CDRW/120G hard drive/512MB memory: UKP999 ex VAT

Surely this site is out of date or do they really want people to run an emulator for RISC OS?

They have avoided platforms such as x86_64 / amd64, how is this better?

I fail to understand why they don't make their product easy to download or buy.

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