Interesting to see that there are still some schools using RISC OS, although there are only 8 registered on Paul's "RISC OS Schools Web Ring" site. It's great to see that these schools have achieved great learning levels, awards and peace of mind with a sensible system.
It mind boggles me how still and for so long one browser issue for RISC OS has not been accomplished. I feel that the big picture of the browser issue to make it happen is the gaining of confidence of someone to do it and money to fund it?
However, I am more fortunate (in a small way) in my school with RISC OS. I use !Sibelius7 for basic level music processing, composing, printing for my own school teachings & use but I do not need or have to rely on a decent browser on my RISC OS machine except for my own person dissatisfaction and moans.
My RISC PC 600 with RO4 and 11 other A7000s 3.7 Acorns, and as the other schools said in the article, are amazingly robust, reliable, easier to use and don't have major problems like our XP Windows in my school encounter. I mean weekly major problems with sometimes a couple of machines, and other times too many machines.
I only really ever had to get technical assistance in a couple of times in the many many years of RISC OSing to help me when I have to add something or change something major to the computers or network system.
I do hope we get a browser and a few updates for RISC OS this year, so many are fed up with Windows here and something needs to happen for an alternative choice of platform for sure to change our way of thinking what computers are.
My way of thinking amongst the staff at my school is this, sometimes complimentary but mostly dissatisfaction when a problem (as often) occurs with the computers. My response to negativeness from staff with the computers is that the computer at fault is not "the computer", but it is "the Microsoft"! A computer to me means ALL computers, but my RISC OS is not at fault in the school system. So weekly and often daily when the "Microsoft" is playing up, my computer specific terms keeeps the blame from RISC OS and creates an awareness that mine is never at fault!
Remember to use the word "the Microsoft" and not "the computer" to refer to common faults and failures of a computer being blamed. :smile: