Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Reply to thread

I think this review shows us exactly where RISC OS is heading.

When it comes to replacing the RISC PC I can't see many people beings satisfied with new native hardware given the increasing deficiencies with our software. Anyone who needs to use multimedia or the internet will be going down the emulation route unless they are rich enough to be able to afford two machines (and a desk big enough to take them).

The bottom line is that it really doesn't matter how good our user interface is if we can't run the software we need.

Much as I hate the Windows user interface I'm certain that my next machine will have Windows as the base OS. I'll run Virtual Risc OS, of course, but eventually I'm sure I will find me doing almost everything on the Windows side. In the end most people will learn to put up with the Windows interface because the software does what we need - and we'll give up using RISC OS, not because the OS or the hardware is a bit dated, but because the software doesn't deliver.

:-(

What a pity that we can't get a RISC OS style built into Windows....

 is a RISC OS Usercynic on 17/1/04 9:07AM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Please login before posting a comment. Use the form on the right to do so or create a free account.

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • The New Drobe Discussion Forum

     Discuss this. Published: 13 Jan 2001

  • Random article

  • Unix Porting Project issues refunds
    Subscribers wondering where beta release six is
     6 comments, latest by AMS on 25/3/06 1:29PM. Published: 13 Mar 2006

  • Useful links

    News and media:
    IconbarMyRISCOSArcSiteRISCOScodeANSC.S.A.AnnounceArchiveQercusRiscWorldDrag'n'DropGAG-News

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    Dealers:
    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster

    Usergroups:
    WROCCRONENKACCIRUGSASAUGROUGOLRONWUGMUGWAUGGAGRISCOS.be

    Useful:
    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign


    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "Leaking tit bits creates rumours, confusion and often mangles facts"
    Page generated in 0.0421 seconds.