Reply to post: Re: Observations

Roughly 30 years after its birth at UK's Acorn Computers, RISC OS 5 is going open source

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Re: Observations

the trouble with it being ROM based is how to patch a vulnerability that is undiscovered at the time of shipping - as we've just seen with Amazon's Free RTOS.

System for extending functionality of a digital ROM using RAM/ROM jump tables and patch manager for updating the tables

Yes, it's a patent for what was common in 80s home micros. And, of course, it's by Apple in 1999.

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