Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Confirm comment report request

As I see it, the main driving force for real Operating System development, (not just bells and whistles), is support for New Hardware.

If new ARM based hardware fails to appear, then RO will effectively disappear within a few years.

Emulation use on its own will not be enough to drive OS improvement, or to keep a viable user base.

Without new ARM based hardware, the only other possible lifeline is RO being ported to other hardware.

As RISCOS Ltd has shown that it is not in a financial position to readily develop RO currently, then there is little to no hope of them porting the OS.

People will have to decide whether to upgrade to new costly ARM hardware to keep they beloved RO, or just to accept that it will wither away fairly fast.

 is a RISC OS Userajb on 28/3/06 5:16PM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Click on the button below to confirm you wish to flag up this comment to the website's administrators. Abuse of this service will be frowned upon and it should only be used to notify us of comments that are extremely distasteful, indecent or otherwise unlawful. If you disagree with an opinion expressed or fact stated in a comment, please take part in the debate rather than expect it to be removed.

Return to the drobe.co.uk front page

Details

Reporting user / IP: / 34.228.143.13
Comment GID: 18746
Timestamp: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:37:46 +0000

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • An introduction to IP networks
    Part one of masking the 'net
     10 comments, latest by Umair on 9/9/04 10:11PM. Published: 4 Sep 2004

  • Random article

  • One-Step Compilation
    Automatic building in action for RISC OS
     4 comments, latest by mrchocky on 3/3/05 8:00PM. Published: 3 Mar 2005

  • Useful links

    News and media:
    IconbarMyRISCOSArcSiteRISCOScodeANSC.S.A.AnnounceArchiveQercusRiscWorldDrag'n'DropGAG-News

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    Dealers:
    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster

    Usergroups:
    WROCCRONENKACCIRUGSASAUGROUGOLRONWUGMUGWAUGGAGRISCOS.be

    Useful:
    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign


    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "D underheads R adicals O r B loody E xcentrics"
    Page generated in 0.0267 seconds.