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[7]: RiscOS no no no no
by jabjoe on Thu 6th May 2010 11:26 UTC 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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RE[8]: RiscOS no no no no
by bhtooefr on Thu 6th May 2010 11:35 in reply to "RE[7]: RiscOS no no no no"
bhtooefr Member since:
2009-02-19

Well, and I think there might just be an active effort to kill commercial RISC OS, by some hobbyists.

At this point, the people that actually care about advancing the platform treat it as a plaything, something to mess with in their spare time when they're not developing for more modern OSes. The people that think the platform has a future as a commercial OS... well, they're not making enough money to give it that future.

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RE[8]: RiscOS no no no no
by theinonen on Thu 6th May 2010 15:07 in reply to "RE[7]: RiscOS no no no no"
theinonen Member since:
2009-10-06

Operating system is only as good as the software it has, and RISC OS has some very good software. Linux on the other hand is only suitable for web browsing, as it has lots of software but most of them are crap.

For most people desktop is the operating system. They only care about the user experience, not what is hidden behind the user interface. ... And about the Unix way of doing OS, that way is almost as old as the Beatles. Does that make it better?

Have you even tried later version than RISC OS 3.

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