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On First screenshot: Beagleboard runs RISC OS 5 desktop:

It was in reply to it someone making a comment that CE had a lot in common to 98. This Dev who I know very well mentioned to them it had more in common with 95 (PS CE2 was released in 1997).

This developer isn't run of the mill and is seriously up on CE and WM.

Just don't understand Drucks comment. I guess he meant 32MB but I never said CE didn't fit in 32MB. I said stripped down and compressed it may fit in 10MB and I said the custom Windows CE rom image I am building for my device would struggle to fit in 32MB.

 is a RISC OS Usermrmac on 5/6/09 4:05PM
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On First screenshot: Beagleboard runs RISC OS 5 desktop:

And you know what it was a CE software hardware dev that said it was a lot like 95 so I don't know what to say really.

 is a RISC OS Usermrmac on 5/6/09 3:40PM
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On First screenshot: Beagleboard runs RISC OS 5 desktop:

32bytes?

even 32k?

kernel maybe.

If you meant 32MB that don't see where I said it wouldn't...

 is a RISC OS Usermrmac on 5/6/09 3:13PM
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On First screenshot: Beagleboard runs RISC OS 5 desktop:

Agreed, though CE can only fit into tiny spaces if you hack away parts of the OS. When installin in truely tiny spaces it is usually for an embedded device with a spcific purpose so you can build a rom image with most things stripped out.

Modern CE - if you don't include any OS software components but all the files and dll's required to make the OS with GUI work - even if you compress the OS would like still take 12-16Mb of ROM.

IIRC CE has quite a lot in common with Win95.

I am currently building a custom rom for my StrongArm CPU'd HPC (like a mini netbook with 7" screen). So I know how big full CE with GUI and normal OS components and dll's is.

My problem is trying to fit all the software I want into the 32Mb rom now :)

John

 is a RISC OS Usermrmac on 5/6/09 1:49PM
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On First screenshot: Beagleboard runs RISC OS 5 desktop:

Don't agree... Firefox is a heavy beast on memory.

Ok so it's running CE but that would likely mean it is missing things firefox needs so would need a lot of extra bits to make it run.

CE is not really designed to run large applications like this so although the OS is designed to be light I feel CE is not going to give Firefox a benefit. If anything it may give it more problems that cause overheads.

Anyway disagree is you wish. I am sure RISC OS is lighter than CE (it fits in a much smaller footprint) although is likely missing some more modern developments CE may now have.

I really wasn't trying to start in in depth discussion or ask for people to pick holes in post after post about why I am wrong.

Just impressed with the speed of Desktop firefox on these modern, recently released, ARM processors. Am I wrong? Does this not show some of the power available? Not sure any Xscale up to 600Mhz would make a decent job of running a desktop version of firefox?

Most CE devices with 400Mhz xscales and a good GPU struggle to make Pocket IE or Opera Mobile run at an acceptable speed and it is designed to be small and light.

 is a RISC OS Usermrmac on 5/6/09 1:13PM
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