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Realname: Mike Carter
About me:I first got into RISC OS when I was 5 with the BBC Master they had at school. I then moved onto using A5000's during the first 2 years of Middle School age 8-9. When I was in my final year at Middle and right upto half way through High School I used RISC PC's, age 10-13. At 13 I got a Windows PC (which I now dispise), at the time I thought it was great. Around August 2005 I found Drobe.co.uk and some other sites and was shocked to find RISC OS still going. Since then my intrest in RISC OS has grown and grown. Though RISC OS is and will always be my platform of choice I do alot of fiddling aorund with Ubuntu and promoting it to friends and family(one successfull conversion so far[who has gone on to show others] :D lets hope RISC OS can be like this one day). Looking forward to seeing the improvements to SSI RISC OS applications, maybe even contribute with the coding in a year or two. I write two articles or RISC OS Now, the first one being 'A Newbies Diary' which grew into 'A Students Diary', and also a new Web Development one, teaching people to create web pages and sites, also dealing with keeping up with constant changing modern web standards.
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Recent comments

On BBC to record film on Acorn versus Sinclair in the 1980s:

Three? three? what about the four, one of those being a more serious option to the bigger two than our beloved OS.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 25/6/09 8:05PM
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On Recent developments have left me feeling...:

I used to think it was something to do with the blue being guest votes, and the red being logged in members votes, but seeing that I couldn't vote as a guest this time, I guess that's not the case.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 30/4/09 4:07PM
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On Executive decision time for Midlands show:

Who cares!

If John wants to put his A9 in a breifcase let him be. Im sure he is well awhere of the EEE PC, but wanted to have a bit of fun with his A9home.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 25/11/08 1:09PM
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On VirtualRiscPC spotted on Linux:

In reply to mripley:

Okay yeah I have to agree with you Linux is good, especially PCLOS, nice to know you like it too, but this is a RISC OS portal/on-line magazine website.

If you want to spread doom and gloom about RISC OS, go ahead, but don't do it here, it just causes unneeded arguments and splits in the community, e.g. look at various projects in the Linux world.

I my self use Ubuntu now and again, and enjoy the amount of free software, the flexibility, and expandability of it, but I go and discus it with my Linux using friends, or my user group, maybe sometimes on on-line forums, and keep it separate from my RISC OS world involvement.


 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 20/3/08 12:00PM
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On A call to ARMs:

I know there are many people out there inthe RISC OS world who would develop if they had the time and expertise, I am one of these people. Im currently doing a degree in computing and learning how to program in Java(dont ask me why, personaly I think it is silly), This will give me a start on picking up more relevent languages such as C and C++, as well as this we are learning Assembly Language.

To bring new developers to the comunity we need to exploit what we currently have and advertise RISC OS to computing students that have an open mind, and see beyond the popular Linux, Windows and OS X, these sort of people i am talking about are those who would go on to produce inotive products just like Acorn did all those years ago.

How, you wonder? VRPC is a good starting point as most of these people will already have OS X, or Windows based machines. And will be the fastest most "modern" Cheapest way of running our beloved OS. Once we start getting more and more applications and advances we can then at the same time improve on the over all look of the operating system(I beleive that is already being done with Chris Wraight). Somewhere in during that time RISC OS may have been fully released under the Castle SSI and compiled on cheap hardware or even a new comercial project like and Iyonix 2.


P.S. Why is the comment box so small in Netsurf?

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 29/1/08 1:30AM
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