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Arthur to RISC OS 2 wasn't an evolution, it was a fresh start. Almost no commercial software used the primative Arthur BASIC desktop, but implemented their own full screen windowing system, none survived the transition to RISC OS 2, they all needed a rewrite.

The same thing would be required if RISC OS changed to PMT and multi-core capable, almost every application would need significant work to ensure the assumptions made in a CMT environment were eliminated.

Even if the OS is metamorphosised, who's going fix all those applications, most of which aren't being maintained now?

 is a RISC OS Userdruck on 23/5/09 6:36PM
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