- May 29, 2010
Apologies if this is the wrong forum but it IS an OS. Will there be any thought given to running RISC OS on this? Perhaps in a KVM?
You're thinking about it, why not do it?Apologies if this is the wrong forum but it IS an OS. Will there be any thought given to running RISC OS on this? Perhaps in a KVM?
I could try! I'll give it a go when I get one. I was looking more at an estimate of how difficult this would be to do.You're thinking about it, why not do it?
Isn't AROS around any longer? Or isn't it considered single user?RISC OS is possibly the last single user microcomputer OS.
...I doubt many emulators would run that much better on it than they do on Linux.
Its multitasking is definitely old-school, being cooperative rather than preemptive and operating only in the GUI, and not if you drop out to the terminal.
If an app simply never yields, it's got 100% of the CPU time to itself, but it's unlikely to run openGL or get any decent video acceleration, so it won't give you anything the Pandora can't already do in terms of emulation.
Now that's the part that confuses me. Why wouldn't it get video acceleration/OpenGL? I hope all of the emulators on RISC OS aren't like that.
In my mind, the 2 things RISC OS would provide over Linux are far less overhead (impressive, considering how light stock Debian ARM is) and control over the hardware. Full CPU time, most (all?) of the RAM, and the game controls. I'm thinking that emulators available for Linux that suffer from controller lag wouldn't have that problem on RISC OS (at least on Pyra), should it be available on both.
Well, you can run a taskwindow and get the terminal in a window, but you can always just hit F-12 and the terminal prompt will appear on at the bottom of the screen. On old ARM hardware a taskwindow does feel slightly laggier than a F-12 prompt, but on newer hardware it's probably less noticeable.That's complete buns. I can't hack DNC email servers like that!
Where does this believe come from that OS = bloat ?
OSs are great. They provide abstraction and exactly prevent you from having to deal with the hardware directly.