Agreed.GavinW wrote:I think newcomers to RISC OS should be aware that the software provided with the distribution and obtainable using !PackMan or !Store is only a tiny fraction of what is available. To give a very rough statistic, I counted applications on the hard-disk of my Iyonix. I omitted games, and individual relocatable modules, and I lumped together whole packages (e.g. TeX). Not all those I counted have been tested on the Raspberry Pi. Only 15% of them were already builtin or obtainable using !PackMan or !Store.
This may not be a very hard statistic, and it probably reflects my own tastes, but I think it gives a reasonable picture.
Agreed, in fact RISC OS' predecessor (Arthur) didn't multitask - this feature was added as part of the WindowManager module that came in with RISC OS. New hardware gets supported by new Relocatable Modules being added (or by altering the existing modules - or intercepting the software vectors they use to enhance/modify their behaviours).GavinW wrote:To understand the possibilities of SWIs you really need the Programmer's Reference Manuals. Ultimately, it is possible for users to extend RISC OS with their own modules.
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