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Realname: Michael Gerbracht
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On Watch the trailer of BBC's Acorn versus Sinclair history docu-drama:

So is there any trick to watch it even if you are outside. I have the same problem...

 is a RISC OS Usermaikl on 28/8/09 8:43PM
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On First screenshot: Beagleboard runs RISC OS 5 desktop:

AFAIK even OS X can run on an ARM processor. I have this from an apple newgroup where they were discussing whether there will be an apple netbook. Some believed that it might be based on an ARM processor, because OS X would run on it and you would get long battery live times.

 is a RISC OS Usermaikl on 12/5/09 11:23AM
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On First screenshot: Beagleboard runs RISC OS 5 desktop:

Yes, I agree, this is really fantastic news. But I will probably wait until the port is more or less completed ;-)

In reply to broon: I think there will be no need to build your own laptop since there are ARM Laptops or better Netbooks coming along this summer - at least several companies announced that they plan to produce them and it seems logical that they will appear. As far as I understand the good thing about the cortex processor is that it includes many other components for video, IO etc. This will hopefully make it quite easy (for those in the know) to not only get RISC OS running on the beagleboard but also on other devices using the same processor. But I may be wrong...

 is a RISC OS Usermaikl on 11/5/09 8:34PM
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On Work starts on a RISC OS 5 ARM Cortex port:

I found this article quite interesting:


Whether there will be an ARM Netbook or Table from Apple is a good question but there are some strong arguments. Also it seems that the performance difference to the Atom processor is not so high.

However if there will be an Apple ARM Netbook it might be a good targat because the product live cycle seems to be a bit longer than that of other vendors. Also the Apple community is more open to alternative operating systems by default ;-)

 is a RISC OS Usermaikl on 25/1/09 9:25PM
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On Select 5i1 released to subscribers:

I was also quite impressed and rejoined the Select sheme after I stoped some time ago because of the lack of new features.

 is a RISC OS Usermaikl on 9/12/08 11:57AM
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