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

Rainer

Sadly

Dad threw out my RISC-PC during a clean-up of the basement a couple of years ago :-(

Very sad.

I had spent almost all the money that I received during my year of mandatory service at the German Armed Forces on it and a 17" CRT from Iiyama (which was pretty high-end at the time).

I upgraded it to the StrongARM CPU daugherboard when it became available (even pre-paid for it and received a reservation-number - Acorn was ahead of the curve there, too: they preempted Kickstarter by a decade..). It had SCSI-disks, SCSI-CDROM...

I loved the integrated vector graphics program ("Draw", IIRC), as well as TechWriter.

And the ChangeFSI picture-format conversion utility...

RISC-OS taught me many important concepts of computing - and it truly was a joy to use.

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