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Offline newbee

New RiscOS computer launched
« on: November 29, 2002, 11:56:09 PM »
RiscOS was the OS used by  the ACORN and in it's day was considered as revolutionary as the AMIGA.

The platform suffered from variouse problems over the past 8 years but is now making a strong comeback (sound fammiliar).

More Info Here:Ionyx on sale now

Now comes the battle for hearts and minds in the "niche computer" market.

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Offline takemehomegrandma

Re: New RiscOS computer launched
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2002, 12:11:01 AM »
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Now comes the battle for hearts and minds in the "niche computer" market.


Question: What "niche" is that? DTP? Games? Music? STB?

Perhaps you mean more like "Hobby/Geek/Retro"? Well, I guess that's kind of a niche too ...  :-)
MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline takemehomegrandma

Re: New RiscOS computer launched
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2002, 12:14:15 AM »
BTW, does the combination of greek names and exciting hardware sound familiar to anyone?  :-o
MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline ne_one

Re: New RiscOS computer launched
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2002, 12:19:23 AM »
@takemehomegrandma

"BTW, does the combination of greek names and exciting hardware sound familiar to anyone?"

Familiar is one word that comes to mind. Ridiculous is another.
 

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Re: New RiscOS computer launched
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2002, 12:19:34 AM »
I've been reading up on it.
No one is satisfied with the apps on it.

Some don't even work.

Multithreading and virtual memory is junk on it.

Interesting though.

I was hoping for a "real" alternative to windows.

Oh well, I'll have to wait for OS4 (probably OS5 though)
 

Offline Kay

Re: New RiscOS computer launched
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2002, 12:22:21 AM »
WOW!!! That's what I call a cool computer! One look at it, and I'm back in a time when computers where fun. Did anyone go to the site, and look at the software available? Quite a lot of good stuff there. Check out the screenhots!

Too bad about the price though...I would have to be quite wealthy to be able to justify buying that.

Still, for not being an Amiga, awesome computer...

Great link, newbee! :-D:-D:-D:-D:-D

Kay
 

Offline Doobrey

Re: New RiscOS computer launched
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2002, 12:50:58 AM »
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mounatinmyst wrote:
I've been reading up on it.
No one is satisfied with the apps on it.
Some don't even work.
Multithreading and virtual memory is junk on it.


Are you talking about the new Risc machine or the new Amiga ?  :lol:
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Offline Elektro

Re: New RiscOS computer launched
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2002, 01:00:28 AM »
It's got DDR heh is this irony? Or satire?  :-P  :-o  ;-)
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Re: New RiscOS computer launched
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2002, 01:32:14 AM »
Zool included?! I want that machine! :-).

Hohum....Geforce2 MX400?? I thought NVidia gave zero support for non-wintel platforms?  

Offline Dagon

Re: New RiscOS computer launched
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2002, 04:28:18 AM »
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Familiar is one word that comes to mind. Ridiculous is another.


I hope you mean the combination and not the words of our language.  :-x

Do these greek words (all those with bold) sound ridiculous to you?
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The genesis of classical drama was not symptomatic. Aneuphoria of charismatic and talented protagonists showed fantastic scenes of historic episodes. The prologue, the theme and the epilogue, comprised the trilogy of drama while synthesis, analysis and synopsis characterized the phraseology of the text. The syntax and phraseology used by scholars, academicians and philosophers in their rhetoric, had many grammatical idioms and idiosyncrasies.

The protagonists periodically used pseudonyms. Anonymity was a syndrome that characterized the theatrical atmosphere.
The panoramic fantasy, the mystique, the melody, the aesthetics, the use of the cosmetic epithets are characteristics of drama.
Eventhrough the theaters were physically gigantic, there was noneed for microphones because the architecture and the acoustics would echo isometrically and crystal - clear. Many epistomologists of physics, aerodynamics, acoustics, electronics, electromagnetics can not analyze - explain the ideal and isometric acoustics of Hellenic theaters even today.

There were many categories of drama: classical drama, melodrama, satiric, epic, comedy, etc. The syndrome of xenophobia or dyslexia was overcome by the pathos of the actors who practiced methodically and emphatically. Acrobatics were also euphoric. There was a plethora of anecdotal themes, with which the acrobats would electrify the ecstatic audience with scenes from mythical and historical episodes.

Some theatric episodes were characterized as scandalous and blasphemous. Pornography, bigamy, hemophilia, nymphomania, polyandry, polygamy and heterosexuality were dramatized in a pedagogical way so the mysticism about them would not cause phobia or anathema or taken as anomaly but through logic, dialogue and analysis skepticism and the pathetic or cryptic mystery behind them would be dispelled.

It is historically and chronologically proven that theater emphasized pedagogy, idealism and harmony. Paradoxically it also energized patriotism a phenomenon that symbolized ethnically character and phenomenal heroism.
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Check also this "french" text in end of this page
\\"So we must exercise ourselves in the things which bring happiness, since, if that be present, we have everything, and, if that be absent, all our actions are directed towards attaining it\\" - Epicurus
 

Offline strobe

Re: New RiscOS computer launched
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2002, 11:30:05 AM »
Alternative to Windows? I don't even remember the last time I used Windows. There are plenty of apps available for Mac OS X.

Unless of course you meant alternative to paying for something worth using...
 

Offline Radfoo

Re: New RiscOS computer launched
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2002, 12:43:51 PM »
How come they have nVidia drivers? Why cant we have them too?
 

Offline The_Editor

Re: New RiscOS computer launched
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2002, 12:51:51 PM »
Didnt Intel buy ARM ?
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Offline Elektro

Re: New RiscOS computer launched
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2002, 01:40:33 PM »
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Radfoo wrote:
How come they have nVidia drivers? Why cant we have them too?


It's possible they reverse engineered linux or windows drivers. I alos wonder if the driver has any 3D support (not specified). It's also a geforce 2mx which is no good. And Nvidia are bastards anyway.
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Re: New RiscOS computer launched
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2002, 03:00:01 PM »
"Are you talking about the new Risc machine or the new Amiga ?"

Neither,  he is talking about RiscOS which is the operating
system not the machine and that's just reporting of second hand opinions anyway.