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On RISC OS camps to discuss future development:

Well, I guess that they could also swap source, for example ROL's IFR system for ROOL's Unicode enhancements. Or ROL might contribute sources to ROOL and get substantial price reductions for commercial licences of ROOL's code.

I think ROL's business model consists mostly of selling a finished and polished OS distribution to end users. They could still do that while using the ROOL sources and combining the compiled binaries with high-quality desktop themes, easy installation, support, third-party software bundles, etc.

 is a RISC OS UserJGZimmerle on 28/11/07 7:44AM
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On ARM reveals new 1GHz multi-core processor:

@Cogs: You clearly did not read the article I linked to. All the reasons you list above why peak-oil might not be an issue have been taken apart in that article (and each one in more depth in many other places) already, so I'm not going to repeat it here.

As the richest and most powerful people and some of the biggest companies in the world prepare for peak-oil, I don't see why I should ignore the problem. So me and my family are preparing for it, and that includes having very-low-power ARM-based computers available.

Finally, if peak-oil should really turn out to be a non-issue, we will still be better off, as most of the things we do to prepare for it, make good financial sense anyway.

 is a RISC OS UserJGZimmerle on 8/10/07 6:30AM
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On RISC OS VoIP client emerges:

Yes, I would happily pay a few dozen bucks for a good one with support.

 is a RISC OS UserJGZimmerle on 7/10/07 8:20AM
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On ARM reveals new 1GHz multi-core processor:

Cogs:

True, oil does not account for the majority of electricity generation, however it is used to meet short demand-increases (consumption-spikes). But what do you think will happen when oil-prices start sky-rocketing? IMHO cunsumers will start to switch their oil-powered devices to electricity, which might very well create a severe price-increase in electricity as well.

Also much electricity is generated from natural gas, which is expected to peak just a few years after oil. And oil is also used to build and maintain power-plants and to obtain their "fuels" (like uranium or coal).

Finally great amounts of oil and oil-derived chemicals are used to make computer chips, so computer chip prices should increase with the chips size. ARM chips are very small and so a lot more of them can be made from each wafer than x86-chips.

But all of this may be irrelevant, if the oil-shortage should lead to a collapse of the global economy and we might have to obtain the power to use computers our selves, for example by using the photovoltaic cells on our rooftops, if you were fortunate enough to obtain some before the oil-crash, or a hand/feet-powered generator. In this scenario I am glad I have an a9home and a flat-screen which I could rig to use natural light instead of the built-in back-light.

 is a RISC OS UserJGZimmerle on 7/10/07 8:11AM
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On ARM reveals new 1GHz multi-core processor:

May I point out, that soon energy-hungry computers will become a lot more expensive to run, as the world runs short of its primary energy source: petroleum. This is also true for their manufacturing. So computer systems like RISC OS, wich use small, efficient chips, will have a real advantage.

For more info look at [link] or watch the movie "A Crude Awakening".

 is a RISC OS UserJGZimmerle on 6/10/07 11:33AM
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