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RISC OS emulation for the uninitiated

By Chris Williams. Published: 26th Feb 2004, 13:03:57 | Permalink | Printable

RISC what?

The jolly, busy people at OSNews.com have this morning pointed us in the direction of their article titled Emulating RISC OS under Windows. The article is sufficiently detailed and serves an interesting viewpoint from someone who isn't necessarily a regular RISC OS user and has tip-toed along the path of emulation to get a better glimpse at our curious platform.

"One of the most impressive aspects of even relatively modest PC hardware is its ability to emulate a wide range of other platforms. Being a bit of an OS junkie myself, and lacking the space for a full computer room of weird and wonderful hardware, I emulate a range of systems from my humble desktop PC", writes Mark Rounder.

"In this article, I will describe the procedure through which you can run RISC OS 3.7 and others on a Windows-based PC and experience this classic OS (screenshots included)."

Classic, indeed. For an inside view of someone outside looking inside from a mainstream news site, click the link below.


Emulating RISC OS under Windows

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And everyone said RISC OS under emaulation was a bad think. At least someone other than RISC OS junkie has now noticed it!!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/2/04 1:39PM
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Reminds me of our Solaris Sysadmin - doesn't have a fscking clue!

Surely he realises that a link like: [link] OS.com/acornftp.htm will not work.

And it's not Risc OS either, and I don't think Acorn ever made a "PC".

I did love the way that the comments went totally off-topic as soon as the Mac biggots turned up - same thing that always happens when somebody makes the mistake of putting RISC OS issues on OSNews....

 is a RISC OS Usersimo on 26/2/04 4:39PM
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Ooh, Drobe's comment system fixed it when I typed Risc OS with little letters (third para) - shame OSNews couldn't do that ;)

 is a RISC OS Usersimo on 26/2/04 4:41PM
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"Reminds me of our Solaris Sysadmin - doesn't have a fscking clue! "

Ouch :)

"Surely he realises that a link like: [link] OS.com/acornftp.htm will not work."

Indeed I do. It wasn't like that in the article I submitted, and was changed by a search and replace at OSNews. They've now fixed the links.

"And it's not RISC OS either, and I don't think Acorn ever made a "PC".

The search and replace seems to have messed up the capitilisation a bit.

I meant PC, as in it's original meaning of "Personal Computer". I've always used that to refer to a computer system of any kind - although I acknowledge it is now used almost exclusively to mean a Windows-based Intel system. Probably beacuse I've been through different platforms in my time I got tired referring to "my XYZ system", and just started calling it my "computer" instead. Hey Ho.


 is a RISC OS UserMark on 27/2/04 9:40AM
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Mark, Thanks very much for your article, enjoyed reading it!

 is a RISC OS Usertamias on 27/2/04 9:47PM
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Mark: seems like a nasty bought of "intelligent" forums struck both of us! ;)

Sorry about the sysadmin remark, but I had just come back from a day of explaining to our sysadmin how to generate an SSL certificate (whilst he was quoting Monty Python)!

As for "PC", I really think it should be left to Windows boxes these days, I know a Mac user would decapitate you for calling his *computer* a "PC".

 is a RISC OS Usersimo on 28/2/04 12:30AM
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PC = personal computer If you hear microsoft PC whenever somebody says PC that's your problem

 is a RISC OS UserJaco on 29/2/04 12:26AM
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