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

Reply to thread

Nice nostalgia! Of course, Acorn could have done an Apple-style OS X makeover back in the early to mid-90s and, had they done so, we could all be using a RISC OS-like interface on Linux or some UNIX variant (or even something more exotic) now, but instead they fumbled it and concentrated on "MOS for ARM" until their demise.

It's rather sad, really, because the Risc PC put Acorn back into competition with mainstream hardware, although we didn't appreciate that back then - Acorn having been the performance leader for a while, and everyone expecting engineering miracles in order to stick it to those Intel boys.

 is a RISC OS Userguestx on 19/4/04 10:21AM
[ 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

  • South East 2008 show round up
    News from the event in the south of the UK
     42 comments, latest by diomus on 9/11/08 8:45PM. Published: 19 Oct 2008

  • Random article

  • South West show photos
    Hilarious captions required, please
     3 comments, latest by mfraser on 2/3/04 5:31PM. Published: 2 Mar 2004

  • 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
    "I see Drobe'll suck up any old s*** as news?"
    Page generated in 0.0543 seconds.