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Old 09-12-2006, 06:33 AM   #1
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LXer: The Slightly Strange World of RISC OS


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Being a RISC OS user is an odd experience. It's normally baffling to non-believers why so many (mostly British) computer users persist with the eccentric beast. It's easy to list reasons why no self-respecting geek would trouble with it: many old or under-developed applications, poor streaming media support, lack of compatibility with key standards and technologies, limited hardware support, and there are many more. For most, RISC OS is a thing of the past, a curio, a once-promising minority OS trampled on by the juggernauts of Windows, MacOS and Linux.

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Old 09-12-2006, 08:16 AM   #2
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It makes me think of the Atari (computers, not game consoles) world:
- development still going on: http://aranym.org/
- even hardware development! http://hardware.atari.org/
- some of those developers fighting among themselves,
- and yet many of us still caring for the platform...

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