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"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. "

To a large extent, isn't this a mute point these days? There is only one hardware manufacture, and as Rob has pointed out, they have been unable to release RISC OS 6 for their product during the last couple of years. Their product whilst satisfactory for many users, is still not exactly cutting edge hardware and not quick enough for other users.

We have more and more ARM based products being or about to be released that would be capable of running RISC OS, but what do we see from ROL, nothing, other than hiding behind the orginal goals of the company.

I want ROL to survive, I think RISC OS 6 is a good product. However unless you change and bring RISC OS 6 to newer hardware, all the features in the world are not going to make people continue running it.

The challenge for ROL, is to show us what you can do. If RO6 is easier to port to newer hardware than RO5, then show us. Enthusiasts have already got RO5 running on newer hardware, from 6 months of dedicated work in their spare time. Stop improving RO6 for a little while (yes I am a Select subscriber and do approve of my subs being used for this), and show us RO6 running on a modern none emulated platform. Not only that, provide a CD with an installer, so that I can buy the OS from you, and the device from someone else.

RISC OS Ltd's website informs us you are " .. soon to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the launch of RISC OS 4". Why not celebrate it in style with the launch of RISC OS 6 for one of many ARM powered devices that everyone is talking about.

Think out of the box.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 15/5/09 3:19PM
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