Re: What does RISC OS mean to you?
- From: Louie <louie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 09:40:21 +0100
In article <4faf78de88bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Bob Latham <bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
In article <4faf760417rhnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Rob Hemmings (News) <rhnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
David Bradforth <davidbradforth@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Simple question :) What does RISC OS mean to you? I'm writing an
article, or would like to, about what RISC OS means to its users?
It's a question vastly open to interpretation - and it's quite
intended to be.
I like using an operating system where I feel in control of what is
going on (fRISC OS) rather than a constant fight over who is in charge
(Windows)! It is also very easy to develop small applications and has
excellent software for many of my day-to-day tasks.
All I'm going to say (and Paul is about to fall off his chair at this
remark) is.... Zap!!!! I love zap (ok, still in the honeymoon stage as I
only started using it recently for learning C, and yesterday was introduced
to CSS (which I'm obviously missing the point of, because I can't see how
it's complicated, even with nesting styles)). But anyway, it's absolutely
fantastic! You can tell it what your doing an it colours all the keywords
accordingly. You can do the whole inserting text thing instantly in another
place (goodness knows what that's called). It's just sooooooo cool.
Oh, hangon, there's also Pluto. I've got news set up on the Mac and the Eee,
and none of them are as efficient as Pluto for listing threads and
organising or as easy to set up. So Pluto is excellent too.
Opps- forgot OvationPro. I was in the apple centre the other day looking a
Quark and the other one... Illustrator? maybe not, can't remember, but there
were a few DTP packages I was looking at, and none of them were a patch on
OvationPro- I can actually set up my pages in ovation pro with a bleed and
cropmarks, and then I can print using pamphlet mode and it stitches all the
pages together and aligns them! Ok, whatsit on the mac does that too, but
what I wasn't able to establish was if it automatically aligned the pages
and removed the bleed along the inner edges so the output is a print ready
file- OvationPro does this! and costs diddly-squat by comparision to Quark
or Indesign/ Illustrator! Amazing!
Not done yet!.... And of course we have ArtWorks and PhotoDesk! These have
already been discussed, so won't go into these, but really, need I say more?
So without going into detail on the other apps, here is a list of apps that
without, I would now (having been shown the light) be completely lost...
TechWriter (to any engineering/ science based student this is an absolute
RO Tunes (have to put that in, or I'll be accused of ignoring Paul!)
The list just goes on on.
Now, someone tell me, other than the internet (and MP4/ film stuff), which I
feel we have already established as lacking points, what else does RISC OS
not do as well as other OSs? And just to be clear- I use the Iyonix as a
working computer, not as an enthusiasts focus.
Simple. Intuitive. Reliable.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ - Ooo! quite please with that. Mine!
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