Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 6th May 2010 07:54 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems In 2009 ARM showed off prototype netbooks "capable of driving HD content, can surf the web for 8 hours, and will cost round and about 250 USD". Yet still, none have made it to the market. Why do you think this is so? Because ARM signed a deal with Adobe in 2008 to bring Flash and AIR to the ARM architecture, a promise they will finally deliver later this year. And you wonder why Apple won't have Flash on the iPhone when it can hold back an entire product category for two years.
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RE[5]: RiscOS no no no no
by henderson101 on Thu 6th May 2010 10:55 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: RiscOS no no no no"
henderson101
Member since:
2006-05-30

There's also a niche market of elderly people that don't know anything other than RISC OS.


That is PURE fantasy. It's a little like the response often heard when the 17th century Cornish man was questioned in English - "Me na vadna cowz a Sowznack". Which, at the time, was thought to translate as "I can't speak English", but actually meant "I _will not_ speak English".

Anyone still using RISCOS as a primary OS is doing so because they want to, not because they have to.

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RE[6]: RiscOS no no no no
by bhtooefr on Thu 6th May 2010 11:11 in reply to "RE[5]: RiscOS no no no no"
bhtooefr Member since:
2009-02-19

I was very careful to NOT say that all they could use was RISC OS, although I see I did say that there's a demographic that can't figure out XP. (Although, there are a couple users here and there on the comp.sys.acorn newsgroups that stick with RISC OS because of certain programs that they like, that are unavailable on other platforms.)

I'm well aware that they COULD use other platforms, and just don't want to. That's my point, that they don't want to. RISC OS works for them, so why switch?

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RE[7]: RiscOS no no no no
by jabjoe on Thu 6th May 2010 11:26 in reply to "RE[6]: RiscOS no no no no"
jabjoe Member since:
2009-05-06

Then it's their problem and I have no sympathy. They can do what they like, but it will annoy me if any real development money is spend pandering to these die hards. It's over, we lost. Unix way is a better way of doing OSs anyway, go and work on the Rox desktop if you must, but a OS is not it's desktop, RiscOS itself is not worth keeping.

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