DavidS wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:02 am
If you have any questions on where to look for what you are attempting to do, please post a thread asking.
Thanks. Looking back it definitely was QEMU I used to try RISC OS. This the first time I have used it on an actual Pi. So I have got a bit of catching up on things; "What does that mean?", "And how exactly do I do that?", basic knowledge. I'll do some surfing and see what buffers I hit. It's time to read through this forum section which I had ignored in the past.
RISC OS is different, with its own learning curve, but perhaps not too different to PiCore, DietPi, Buildroot, LFS, Ultibo, NARD, Android, Android Things, Win 10 IoT, or anything else, with no prior experience of those. Apart from the mouse button annoyance, nothing has had me cussing it or lining it up for an early wiping.
I am usually looking at options to do specific things rather than looking for the 'ultimate desktop solution'. What it is, how it works, and how one does something, is often secondary to does it suit what I want and how easy it is to do it.
I would say it's definitely worth giving RISC OS a spin if one has a spare SD Card and a few minutes to spare. Again; the biggest and best advantage of the Pi is one can try anything, instantly junk it if one doesn't like it, and easily get back to where one was and comfortable with merely by swapping an SD Card. And sometimes one finds gems they may not have previous appreciated existed.