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What did the interface chip in the original netbook do? Incidentally, Linux runs fine on that hardware, and has done for some time.

"The point is that RISCOS Ltd itself was not set up to try and replace Acorn. Its business plan was to help the existing Software and Hardware Developers continue their businesses by offering a continued availability of RISC OS development, not to offer products that would compete with them." Mentioning no magazines, thumbnailing filers, internet suites etc.

"RISCOS Ltd has continued to do that over the past 10 years, and has put far more into the development of new features and bug fixes for RISC OS than ROOL has." No doubt. But then ROOL's not been around long, and the combination of Pace and CTL have put a lot of effort into bug fixes. Spending effort on "new features" isn't useful if the feature's aren't.

"The splitting up of Kernel into separate modules is a case in point as it makes the support of new hardware far easier with RISC OS 6, than using RISC OS 5." Given amateurs can port RISC OS 5 to completely new hardware in 6 months of spare time, and nobody has yet managed to release a RISC OS 6/Adjust32 system for anything in years, I strongly doubt this. In fact, the way the OS in the A9 is split up, it actually breaks more than it helps.

"The point is that it is not up to RISCOS Ltd to release new computers using RISC OS 6." So, when can we see a 32 bit RISC OS 6 for the RiscPC? This comes with huge benefits at the cost of not running antique software; and nobody would be forced to upgrade, anyway.

 is a RISC OS Userrjek on 13/5/09 3:46PM
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