I am not talking about Windows. We should never allow RISC OS to be governed by MS in suchaway. What I'm talking about is the jump we made, slowly, but surely freeing the OS of its ARM roots, thereby making it usable on other types of processor. Preferably, any type.
I have never compared the two instruction sets, otherwise I think I wouldn't be so bold in making such statements. There is always a possibility. Even if it means rewriting our beloved OS. Don't get me wrong - I love RO running on ARM and Castle/Tematic are devoted to exploring that, but if we are serious about conquering the world with our superior OS, we should be thinking about making it useable on other processors - natively. We should free our minds. Free the OS from its ARM.
Oh, and I'm sure some linux users already heard me. Why are we sticking (even RO) still to 2 dimensional WIMP interfaces based on 20 year old technology and psychological interfacing models? It's primitive! I tend to use RISC OS because it seems to have one of the best WIMP interfaces around. When I look at linux, I see Windows Re-Done. I'm not talking about the details here. We are living in an age voice-(or even thought) controlled human interfacing models allow a totally new and radical approach to using computer technology. I believe all these OS'es nowadays are basically the same and we are argueing over petty differences.
I made a little, basic song which touches on the same principle;