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On South East 2008 show round up:

Erk! Information overload! Is this ROLF to run RISC OS apps on Linux?

 is a RISC OS Userarenaman on 28/10/08 5:12PM
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On Iyonix range taken off the market:

James Woodland:

I've checked out those projects. They are poor imitations. What is required is the actual RISC OS GUI integrated onto a Linux-like system. Like Apple did.

 is a RISC OS Userarenaman on 09/10/08 09:33AM
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On Iyonix range taken off the market:

This was inevitable, I suppose. Castle have done everything to save the market, but they needed software development to go with the hardware. Lack of software development has made the platform unviable for productive use for quite some time. I have to say I wish I hadn't sold my Kinetic RiscPC, though :(

What I'd lke to see is the actual RISC OS GUI, not an imitation, taken from RISC OS Open and professionally integrated on top of a UNIX-like OS. Exactly the same idea as MacOS X. The new system would act like RISC OS, but be able to run UNIX programs. The UNIX bit remains Open Source, as with Apple, but the GUI is proprietry (or indeed open source, too).

Is this possible, legally and technically?

 is a RISC OS Userarenaman on 09/10/08 09:25AM
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On Ditching desktops for portables: The way forward?:

If it's worth doing, then someone should do it commercially. Port it then sell the actual hardware with it already installed. The reason why Castle is successful is because they are a business... everything they do makes money. That's their incentive. A bounty, or donations scheme, is hardly incentive. Making profit is. SO I propose that if a programmer, or group of programmers would like to do this, they make a business plan and execute it and make some money. Making money attracts others and that benefits everyone and then you have a real marketplace.

 is a RISC OS Userarenaman on 5/1/08 11:26AM
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On Open source Organizer pondered:

This is one great piece of software and one that I miss a LOT. I don't know if it's officially classified as a killer app, but to me it always was. If he has no time to develop it himself, I urge the author to fully open-source this. It would be a sad loss if it faded away Vantage style.

 is a RISC OS Userarenaman on 1/8/07 9:00PM
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