RISC OS has recently benefitted from a number of projects to improve its graphics capabilities including, most recently, 3D acceleration. And as more development occurs for multi-display support, Drobe asks the question whether this is the widest RISC OS desktop yet. But more interesting is the insight into the RISC OS world that this view of the desktop provides.
3840×1024: the Widest RISC OS Desktop Yet?
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2005-09-06 4:31 pmfylfot
“IONYX is very expensive”
If you go to http://www.iyonix.com/ you will find that there is a new version of the IYONIX pc available at a considerably reduced price.
“A9 is a very vague notion.”
Nothing could be further from the truth. The A9home was demonstrated at the Wakefield RISC OS show and the machine is already available to software developers.
As for the rest of your posting, what does it have to do with RISC OS?
2005-09-06 4:40 pmAnonymous
A9 is vague until it materializes and possibly will be very expensive. The other machines concern the future of RISCOS. These vendors can be contacted for a custom solution that fits RISCOS users. Of course we will use it initially with Linux or NetBSd until Castle supports it.
I think my opininion is reasonable. I did not mean to insult RISCOS users.
2005-09-06 5:29 pmfylfot
“A9 is vague until it materializes and possibly will be very expensive.”
Details were published in May (see: http://www.drobe.co.uk/riscos/artifact1350.html). The system is priced at 499 UKP excluding VAT.
2005-09-06 9:40 pmAnonymous
It is still very expensive, have you taken a look at Pegasos 2 of Genesi which outpeforms A9 ??? It is 500 pounds including VAT. So , I am right. A9 ‘s price sucks a lot !!! We should contact other vendors ASAP. Of course we==RISCOS community. Their offering will be much more useful than A9. Even if you run it as a server eg teamasa’s system ,it outperforms everything related to RISCOS , even IYONIX, and it is still cheaper and has SATA !!!
2005-09-06 10:17 pmAnonymous
but it is *so* surreal ugly. it must be the uglyest os ever designed.
This reminds me of people playing Microsoft Flight Simulator with something like 13 monitors.
One question – not intended as a troll: Who uses RISC OS?
With most of the niche systems featured on OS News, I know – e.g. SkyOS in the enthusiast/hobbyist space, OS/2 because some corporations still have it deployed, etc. I know virtually nothing about the user base of RISC OS.
2005-09-06 7:19 pmdiodesign
I think people who use RISC OS are those who have found an OS they can enjoy and use intuitively. They like the software and desktop environment and the people who use it and develop software for it.
The userbase mostly came from the Acorn era, when the UK computer company made machines primarily aimed at the UK education market. The OS did well because it was ROM based (and therefore resilient to attacks), worked well with the RISC ARM based hardware it ran on and had a friendly user interface. The company was later broken up because it held too many shares its rich ARM off shoot. The OS was then sold onto other developers who had their own markets.
The important question is why do people still use it. It’s a matter of taste, I believe, as RISC OS users do not seek to ‘rule’ the world with their platform, but simply be allowed to use the OS they prefer. You can’t be told what RISC OS is, you can only see it for yourself 😉
is there any xinerama type support planned for the future? To me multiple monitors is cool but it is not useful to me if gui apps don’t know where their various display borders are.
I would spend to much time moving windows where they should be and less time working.
anyway, just curious, i know very little about the RISC OS project.
this is good news for.01% of the market
Amazing. Now let’s go and laugh at the pathetic proprietary piece of shit made by Microseft.
RISCOS has a lot of momentum and quality. Much better than WIN$$$ (as far as closedsource OS is concerned). It is tim to get a decent hardware. IONYX is very expensive , MicroDigital is gone and A9 is a very vague notion.
These posting in linuxdevices seems to give promise
has anyone contacted them for a possible system with graphics and sound?
What about http://www.teamasa.com/
has anybody tried to contact them for a system? They seem willing to provide a lot of PCI for expansion , they use it only for sata or scsi.
Amiga fans are more concerned for hardware to run their OS. I think it is time to talk to the folks above for a solution!!!
I do not care if it is 80200 as long we can have a system with a lot of PCI to connect things. It is time to have hardware alternatives in order to have amazing postings like those seen lately. Take a close look at the bove links, it is time to act like AmigaOS users.
Hurry up !!!