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 11:58 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: RiscOS no no no no"
jabjoe
Member since:
2009-05-06

Oh come on. 98 to XP isn't a big change interface wise. Everyone else coped just fine. Why do they need something faster unless they are running more modern apps, in which case soon enough they will need a new OS too.

Moving from RiscOS to something else isn't a big deal either. Christ, Windows copied the iconbar since Win95. It's not a case of can't learn, it's a case of won't learn, which isn't a attitude I will support.

The half that can use something else, they choose to make their lives difficult and can support themselves.

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RE[8]: RiscOS no no no no
by bhtooefr on Thu 6th May 2010 12:10 in reply to "RE[7]: RiscOS no no no no"
bhtooefr Member since:
2009-02-19

We're talking about elderly people with way too much inertia, though.

Basically, the commercial RISC OS market exists to take their money.

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RE[9]: RiscOS no no no no
by aesiamun on Fri 7th May 2010 21:45 in reply to "RE[8]: RiscOS no no no no"
aesiamun Member since:
2005-06-29

That market has a limited lifespan...It's best not to bet too much money on that ship....

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