Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Jan 2013 14:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Buried deep within Nokia's press release about its financial results, there's a line that pretty much signals the end of one of the most popular and successful mobile operating systems in history. With Nokia retiring its use, Symbian is no more.
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RE[4]: Oh well.
by henderson101 on Mon 28th Jan 2013 15:58 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Oh well."
henderson101
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I suspect RISCOS is a bit of an exercise in finding out that some promises made by old OS really are too good to be true and that regardless of heritage, protected memory and pre-emptive multitasking really are prerequisites for a useful desktop operating system.

I could do you a RISCOS review. I've owned more than one RISCOS machine and used them extensively in the 90's. I'd seriously take an Amiga over an Arc any day of the week, and that's even breaking one of the above rules (no memory protection.) Heck, I'm British, I should be proud of our home grown computers, but the Arc and RISCOS were always a bit of a joke, more so after the PC started becoming ubiquitous and the RISCPC looked like a complete fail.

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