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

Reply to thread

I've not been involved with RISC OS for some time now, but maybe now is the time to very seriously look at using the wealth of existing ARM hardware out there. I don't see a lot of point in an Iyonix II, which would almost certainly sell worse than the first one, and look even more out of date compared with Macs and PCs available. Sure a better alternative would be to tap into the area of computing which is growing massively, the tiny little laptops like EeePC, or one of the alternatives which has an ARM processor (of which there are a few).

In this market, buyers have shown that they're not necessarily all that bothered about getting an OS they have heard of, and of course, the multimedia failings of RISC OS are less relevant as I don't think these machines are getting used for watching HD movies and the like anyway.

The of a good web browser and actually getting RISC OS to work on such hardware are major roadblocks, but I think it's a better option than creating a desktop computer that almost nobody will buy.

I'd never buy another desktop RISC OS computer again, it's just not useful, but a little laptop for taking on train journeys etc. that's a real possibility.

 is a RISC OS Userthegman on 30/9/08 9:18AM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Please login before posting a comment. Use the form on the right to do so or create a free account.

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • A9home DIY laptop: first pictures
    And other odds and sods from the Christmas 2007 show
     22 comments, latest by sa110 on 1/6/08 4:47PM. Published: 1 Dec 2007

  • Random article

  • Zero to OnePointNought
    Blame the sysadmins, they're not even a real country anyway. iconbar.com is back.
     5 comments, latest by moss on 23/9/02 2:09PM. Published: 3 Sep 2002

  • 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
    "Drobe doesn't reflect the entirety of RISC OS as it declines to publish some news stories because 'they are not interesting' "
    Page generated in 0.0385 seconds.