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[Web] RISC OS vs. AmigaOSANN.lu
Posted on 03-May-2004 03:42 GMT by Ronald St-Maurice22 comments
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Are we so dissimilar? If you asked us to list the troubling issues facing the RISC OS platform right now, the lack of more modern hardware support and the OS development split between Castle and RISCOS Ltd. would probably be there, right at the top, beating other problems like the USB split between Castle and Simtec and the gradual slowdown in software development... More...
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RISC OS vs. AmigaOS : Comment 8 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Don Cox on 03-May-2004 14:07 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (JKD):
"The ARM stuff was awesome way back when Opost home computer revolutio (BBC MIcro, Sinclair ZX81, Spectrum, Vic20, C64 et al.) but I think it was a 'solution' without a market."

The main market was British schools. A big advantage of the Acorn machines was that not only the OS but some useful applications were in ROM. The kids couldn't mess it up.

The Amiga never made it in education because it didn't have built in networking. Networking a classroom full of A500s would be very expensive.

The Acorn machines were gradually replaced by poor quality PCs from a company called Research Machines.
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