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Nice nostalgia! Of course, Acorn could have done an Apple-style OS X makeover back in the early to mid-90s and, had they done so, we could all be using a RISC OS-like interface on Linux or some UNIX variant (or even something more exotic) now, but instead they fumbled it and concentrated on "MOS for ARM" until their demise.

It's rather sad, really, because the Risc PC put Acorn back into competition with mainstream hardware, although we didn't appreciate that back then - Acorn having been the performance leader for a while, and everyone expecting engineering miracles in order to stick it to those Intel boys.

 is a RISC OS Userguestx on 19/4/04 10:21AM
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