Is this the widest RISC OS desktop yet?By Chris Williams. Published: 5th Sep 2005, 17:23:36 | Permalink | Printable
You make my VIDC20 cryOur attention has been drawn to the screenshot below, taken by Geminus developer Adrian Lees, which shows RISC OS 5 running across 3 TFT monitors. That's a resolution of 3840 x 1024. Publisher Neil Spellings gushed, "We suspect it's probably the largest RISC OS desktop ever seen - and larger still is possible if we had three CRTs to hand which supported higher resolutions, but we 'only' have LCDs."
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You can monitor the team's development efforts from their forum website. In the days after the break up of Acorn, many users could not have imagined RISC OS running on an XScale processor, using Nvidia PCI cards to display a three monitor wide desktop with 3D acceleration. Much like users these days imagining using a certain unavailable DVD player, which is admittedly relying on updates to ADFS and other speed ups.
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