"Yes, it is still alive, however it has lost a lot of users in that time, too."
It lost me about 3 years ago (well, I've been playing with RedSquirrel up until about a year ago and only recently sold my two SA-RiscPC's) something which I thought would never happen, I've been using RISC OS since the A310 through school, university and even used it in two jobs, and totally hated Windows up until Win2K.
That said, Windows has lost me too in the last year, it just does nothing that interests me anymore - other than DVD/video processing - that is worth fighting the viruses, spyware and software licenses for.
I now almost exclusively use Linux, and shock-horror, my parents just started using it the other day and already prefer it to XP (they've used Windows since 3.1)
I think if RISC OS can lose a loyal user like me, and Windows can lose users to Linux that easily, then I can't see how RISC OS could survive another 3 years, especially with 1200 users left now.....
RISC OS sprite to BMP file converter released 7th software has announced the release of a simple tool that can convert RISC OS sprite files into Windows BMP images. Programmer Steve Revill said: "It isn't particularly pretty or efficient but will do the job in most cases." Discuss this. Published: 22 Mar 2009