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On RISC OS vs. AmigaOS:

Computing with RISC OS is fun and enjoyable. There's still reason to use it and it's still amazing how many problems are solved - decent printer driver, 32bit compatibility, etc. While any platform is fun and enjoyable to use it never dies, even if it lags in areas. Good luck Amiga.

 is a RISC OS UserJessFranco on 04/05/04 8:12PM
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On Adjust in hands of users:

Yeah, WindowsXP is the most horrible bloatware going. It seems a weird move to migrate to Gate's OS when Linux on the desktop is almost joe bloggs friendly, if it isn't already.

I'm actually amazed at the speed with which Linux is being adopted on the desktop in private and public sector organisations all over the world.

 is a RISC OS UserJessFranco on 27/04/04 11:02PM
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On RiscPC production cease rumoured:

No, not the phoebe case. The Iyonix should be a bright green box in whatever Pantone was used for the old Acorn logo. In fact, it should be called the Acorn Iyonix. Wharever anyone says, Acorn is a classic evocative brand and it's sad that it's not possible to buy a new, Acorn-branded computer anymore. 'RISC OS' sounds a bland and workmanlike name for a platform in comparison.

 is a RISC OS UserJessFranco on 09/11/03 09:15AM
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On VirtualRiscPC network upgrade pulled:

I'm sure there's enough Iyonixes and VRPCs out there for drobe to run a comprehensive benchmarking feature sometime soon including all the popular configurations. It'd be a darned good feature! Then people can know what would suit them best - sticking with/upgrading their RPC, going 32-bit Iyonix, going VRPC or whatever.

 is a RISC OS UserJessFranco on 01/11/03 8:09PM
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On VirtualRiscPC network upgrade pulled:

I wouldn't be at all surprised if the Iyonix got beat by fast PCs. I'm sure the VRPC crowd armed with the latest and greatest PC hardware do not need to massage everthing Apple style-ee to get good results. After all, the latest PC CPUS have stupid amounts of power and RISC OS is a low-overhead OS. That's why my SARPC is often more responsive in the GUI dept. than my G4 800mhz, although obviously the latter can do 101 things the RPC simply can't.

At the SE Show, Impression on VirtualAcorn's big Athlon was certainly flying, although I found for ArtWorks redraws the Iyonix was performing better. Either way, they both seemed to be running RISC OS very fast, which won't be lost on anyone who witnesses either. Of course, one costs 1249, the other costs 150 if you already have a fast PC, or a few hundred more if you don't. Of course, you have to boot the PC and run Windows before you run RISC OS, so it's not as if RISC OS has suddenly become an alternative OS for Intel.

I thought 'advertising' in comments was not allowed anyway?

 is a RISC OS UserJessFranco on 01/11/03 4:10PM
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