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

Confirm comment report request

In reply to adamr: Why do I like running the RO/ARM combination? Well the original comment was in the context of a PDA/tablet so I think the answer there is obvious.

Why do I have an ARM-based desktop machine? Because I admire the elegance of the ARM architecture and I've thought that the x86 architecture was bodged (from somewhen around the 8080, let alone the 8086). I like the low power consumption (that delivers the fan-free and hence silent Iyonix, quite apart from the other benefits). I have an old-fashioned affinity to the British CPU maker and its Acorn roots. I value diversity and choice. I am appalled by how little WINTEL have achieved with all that revenue. RO/ARM does what I want to do; starts up quickly; shuts down quickly; avoids most viruses. Because I can. Hell - it's my hobby so it's my choice.

Hum, was that a rant?

 is a RISC OS UserTonyStill on 03/08/04 9:30PM
[ 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: / 3.95.131.208
Comment GID: 27471
Timestamp: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 04:13:36 +0000

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • CDs Available
    Drobe Special Projects
     2 comments, latest by piemmm on 21/10/03 12:23PM. Published: 23 Jul 2003

  • Random article

  • Mid-week roundup
    Acorn user news, CJE online, hot ROM images and more
     11 comments, latest by rob on 24/4/03 8:30PM. Published: 23 Apr 2003

  • 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
    "Thanks for the unkind comments. Why are the young such ****s? "
    Page generated in 0.0326 seconds.