I love RISC OS and want to use it all the time, but this is simply not possible. I've never had had that much cash and in any case my work demands a laptop. At present I have a venerable Risc PC dating from the last time I had real desposable income (aka student loan) and a relative's old Laptop running ROX.
ROX is good - it's gone from limping along to a pretty decent sim of the RISC OS way of doing things, over just the last few months - and it's a darn sight better than Windows. The only problem is that it's not RISC OS and can't run RISC OS apps.
Running VA on top of Windows is not satisfactory, even if I could justify a hundred quid for something that - no matter how many excuses I might make - I don't actually /need/.
ROLF looks like it has a long way to go but I think it is a welcome alternative to the current emulators.
Good luck Simon! If you get that Live CD going I'll be wanting one !
Classic Archimedes technical bible republished online A PDF conversion of the Van Somerens' formidable "Archimedes Operating System - A User's Guide" has been uploaded to the internet. Originally published in 1991, the 320-page tome revealed how the internal gubbins of the Acorn Archimedes and its operating systems (including an early RISC OS) worked - all in an easy to follow guide for novice and advanced programmers and computer hardware enthusiasts. 7 comments, latest by JohnR on 30/1/09 12:30PM. Published: 26 Jan 2009