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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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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.

Mike.

 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.

Mike.

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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On Maudlin over RISC OS:

In reply to Jess:

Something like a mixture of Citrix and that WinRISC program?

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 8/1/08 8:59PM
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On Review: A9home v. Koolu:

In reply to Rjek:

Its about getting the balance right, too much bad news will just put people off and lead people into thinking "its finally upon us its all over we're finished". The same goes for too much optimism, everyone gets hyped up about something, and then when it doesn’t happen they end up in a worse state than they would have if they were slightly pessimistic.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 16/10/07 1:37PM
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On New MSN client in development:

On reading the update this is quite an exciting development, especially the nudge and receiving handwritten messages I don't think even Gaim/Pidgin on Linux does this.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 6/9/07 5:28PM
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On New MSN client in development:

In reply to Hairy:

I would also like to download it, and would love to beta test it, yet it appears that they only put it up for a few hours.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 3/9/07 8:17PM
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On New interactive fiction game available:

"A text-only version of Quicksand is available for purists."

Excellent.

But after length he took to take all the photos, I'll to play it at least one with them.

And in such a short space of time, well done Vince.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 17/8/07 10:41PM
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On Christmas 2007 show announced:

In reply to s110:

Note that he said "towards", meaning the 10% saving can be put 'towards' a purchase and not for the whole purchase.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 13/8/07 7:50AM
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On File sharing Bit Torrent client ported to RISC OS:

correction "if you have bandwith limits"

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 29/3/07 8:51PM
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On File sharing Bit Torrent client ported to RISC OS:

This is great news. Although it is not a vital program that RISC OS was lacking it is a great way to transfer big files if you dont have bandwidth limits or those still on dialup connections.

"allowing users to download and enjoy episodes of their favourite shows, such as Lost"

Would be good if could actually watch them though ;)

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 29/3/07 8:50PM
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On Could open source RISC OS bring back users?:

Very intresting article, though isnt RISC OS being used on settop boxes already?

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 10/12/06 12:35PM
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On Firefox 2 patched for the A9home:

Absolutely Brilliant

Well done Rob.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 3/12/06 6:11PM
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On RISC OS 6 Select 4 preview released:

in reply to maikl: "So what are the reasons for limiting it to these old machines? Will it really not work on the Omega or is it just not supported but may run?"

I believe it is to do with that they do not have access to an Omega for development on.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 26/11/06 9:50AM
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On Flash 7 player port started:

I would definatly contribute to this project financially.

In reply to lym: People arent going like the idea of someone making money off somthing that they can get for free if they use an alternative OS.

Then again I suppose the developer will be doing it in there free time and would like some return from the work. So now I think about it I wouldnt mind if the developer made a bit of cash.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 20/11/06 1:26PM
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On R-Comp Dad suffers 'major' heart attack:

Poor man.

I wish him a great recovery.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 12/10/06 1:30PM
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On RISC OS Open needs your help:

In reply to JWoody:

BeatrIX Linux under 200mb's

Surely you have enough room for 200mb?

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 08/10/06 4:21PM
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On Dual-core XScale due soon:

Correction of spellings and grammar : "Hear" and Years"

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 27/9/06 3:44PM
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On Dual-core XScale due soon:

I expect it will be at least another 2 to 3 year before we here of castle test RO 5 with this new processor. Maybe they will write some RO 5 modules to use the second core.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 27/9/06 3:42PM
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On Scientologists eyed up RISC OS - new claim:

I dont know why you lot get anoyed with that advert, its just like any other advert its just to do with christianity.

Im guessing you usally skip adverts (ones that dont intrest you), so whats the problem?

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 26/09/06 7:46PM
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On Hallas to study history of Acorn PhD:

Good luck Richard. It will be nice to show people what Acorn/RISC OS was/is realy about rather than search many different websites to get a definitive history.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 4/9/06 12:20PM
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On RISC OS 4 caught on Mac OS X:

In reply bluenose:

You would have to write a program to permently delete the Rom after the the trial period is up, that is if RO 4x was used. If 3.1 was used then that may not be such a problem.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 30/8/06 8:04PM
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On How to be a Pinboard power user:

A great article demonstrating a true desktop, unlike the Windows desktop, which is essentially a web browser with some extra features.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 22/8/06 10:54AM
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On Adjust users get Select site access:

in reply to Druck:

Makes me want to buy an Iyonix.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 22/8/06 10:47AM
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On Castle considering open sourcing RISC OS:

So who are the licence holders?

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 15/8/06 10:14AM
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On ROS must open up to survive says Wild:

Personally I don’t see RISC OS going much further in the desktop market (as in the amount of users). I believe its future lies in embedded systems such as; set top boxes, interactive displays, home media systems, car computer systems, etc. But other than that it’s a waste of time and money focusing on the any other market.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 27/07/06 09:16AM
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On ROS must open up to survive says Wild:

In reply to Adam:

"I just want file compatibility, that's all. There's a lot of Mac use around here, so QuickTime compatibility is a must. I find this is a nice player for several platforms, which could someday be ported to ROS perhaps - [link]"

According to Peter Naulls it would run too slowly on RISC OS.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 22/07/06 7:33PM
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On ROS must open up to survive says Wild:

oh I forgot to mention after the average Joe thing that he an do all those things at nice fast pace, in confidence that half way thought writing an important document the word processor will not run out of memory, crash and loose all his work.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 21/07/06 11:53AM
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On ROS must open up to survive says Wild:

In reply to John:

"It's possible that RISC OS could play an important role in the future"

I also believe this too. Look at your average Joe all he wants a computer for is word processing, data input into spreadsheets, listening to music, do some graphical work. RISC OS does all of these. Also it has been mentioned many times before, that if a new flash player was written for RISC OS, then there could be a big future in interactive displays in museums, college/work reception areas.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 21/07/06 11:50AM
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On ROS must open up to survive says Wild:

Iv just been thinking, that if RISC OS was ported to other processors such as an x86, it would no longer be able to be called 'Reduced Instruction Set' Computer OS, cause it wouldnt be runing a a RISC processor. please correct me if im wrong.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 21/07/06 10:42AM
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On ROS must open up to survive says Wild:

In reply to Jan Rinze:

Well said.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 19/7/06 8:25PM
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On Ex-Pace staff back RISC OS Open Ltd:

In reply to Naf:

What are you talking about? Archi?, Its 2006 not 1992

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 14/07/06 5:29PM
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On Ex-Pace staff back RISC OS Open Ltd:

In reply to bucksboy:

Amen

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 10/7/06 3:02PM
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On Could public cash save our software?:

four words: Java, Cineroma, The GIMP

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 8/7/06 10:00PM
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On Intel flogs Xscale business to telecoms firm:

In reply to Stewy:

Before I even read the article I thought it was a sighting :D

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 2/7/06 7:07PM
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On Intel looks for XScale business buyer:

in reply to sascott:

nooooooo

In reply to OliverB:

How much is RISC OS worth?

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 19/6/06 9:50AM
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On Punter bitten by fraudsters after using R-Comp site:

lol I saw this coming. I thought about buying a RISCUBE untill I saw the unsecure order form.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 18/6/06 2:05PM
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On Acorn brand name in PC laptop launch:

In reply to Andrew C:

Thats a great idea, but I dont think the new Acorn wants to be accociated with RISC OS, to them I think they think RISC OS is dead.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 17/06/06 09:43AM
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On Microdigital boss turns makeover gardener:

In reply to druck:

lol, from the look of his fluorescent jacket it looks that way.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 21/5/06 9:05PM
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On Wakefield 2006 show report:

In reply to Oliver:

I totaly agree. This is what anoys me about the RISC OS community, their so closed in on them selves.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 17/05/06 4:42PM
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On Acorn brand name in PC laptop launch:

In reply to Mark:

"Is there a possibility that this is all a big hoax?"

I was begining to think that too.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 11/05/06 6:54PM
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On Wakefield workshop to demo top software:

Sounds good, unfortuanatly I cant be there :(

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 10/5/06 6:10PM
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On Acorn brand name in PC laptop launch:

In reply to John:

So the Acorn company name is legal, but how can predending to be the old Acorn Computers Ltd be legal?

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 08/05/06 6:23PM
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On A9home on sale from CJE Micros:

In reply to jymbob:

Quite right :)

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 07/05/06 8:01PM
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On A9home on sale from CJE Micros:

In reply to AMS:

Ok so your an pro Iyonix guy and you dont like the A9. We all like different things.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 07/05/06 5:49PM
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On Acorn brand name in PC laptop launch:

Maby they there going to develop Winxp laptops for about a year to get back smoothly into the computer market, then maby just maby buy the rights to develop RISC OS then redesign itm get some software developers to write the vital applications missing from RISC OS.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 6/5/06 9:49AM
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On Wakefield 2006 theatre preview:

In reply to Adam:

"I'd much rather have the A9home... on the road"

Also the reason why im buying one.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 01/05/06 7:08PM
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On Wakefield 2006 theatre preview:

I think the A9 is in a good price range for students.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 30/04/06 6:12PM
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On Wakefield 2006 theatre preview:

Im realy looking forward to the A9 release, it will be nice to start using RISC OS full time again, which iv not done since I got my Windows PC about 5 years ago.

 is a RISC OS UserMikeCarter on 28/4/06 12:07PM
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