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[8]: RiscOS no no no no
by bhtooefr on Thu 6th May 2010 11:35 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: RiscOS no no no no"
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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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