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On NetSurf bags GBP10K investment from Google:

How did this go in the end?

 is a RISC OS Userpolas on 24/11/08 2:17PM
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On Select 4 upgrade pack released:

Well thats something ROS can boast about - the lastest version is newer than anything Windows has turned out

 is a RISC OS Userpolas on 3/11/07 8:05PM
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On Review: A9home v. Koolu:

A very interesting article. I think the tables at the end of it really highlight the problem with the A9 - for well under 1/2 the price of an A9 home I can get a machine which is not only smaller but also has a vastly superiour spec (and a finished OS ;) ) . Don't get me wrong, I think that the advantage six boys have done a wonderful job in creating the A9 home and the high price reflects the fact that it is a small market.... but I just do not see how it could ever compete more widely or attract outside users, in its current form and price.

 is a RISC OS Userpolas on 18/10/07 6:03PM
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On Java and RISC OS:

On the Java thread of thought (but slightly OT) for programming on Linux I use the Eclipse IDE (yes, I realise that even if we did get Java on ROS, it would run horribly slow) and I really like that IDE. For development that I do on my RPC does anyone have any suggestions of a good IDE or editor - I know that Zap and stronged exist, but I would really like an editor that allows me to navigate easily through the files that make up my code. For development on ROS (whether its serious or for fun) what do most people use?

 is a RISC OS Userpolas on 26/09/07 12:19AM
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On Java and RISC OS:

Personally I would love to have a fully functioning Java implementation on ROS- but what I use it for is niche. I think as mentioned performance would be a major issue. One thing I think is regardless of how useful people might find it generally, there is a large amount of Java code out there and having Java available would allow for a relative ROS novice to be able to pick a piece of this code and run it - a viable none Java alternative might not exist for ROS and even though it might be slow, something is generally better than nothing.

 is a RISC OS Userpolas on 24/09/07 4:36PM
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