DarkPlatinum wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:54 pm
ShiftPlusOne wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:30 pm
DarkPlatinum wrote:hardware enabled video play back
I don't think so, but I haven't checked. That's not what it's for.
DarkPlatinum wrote:how much memory does the desktop take, etc.
What are its uses? What can you do with it.
RISC OS is a very different Desktop computer Operating System, that was specifically written for the first ARM based computers originally. It is NOT a unix like system.
RISC OS is usable for programming, desktop publishing/ word processing, graphics editing, video editing, simulation, some gaming, browsing the web (without
JS or video), and just about anything else so long as there is a program to do the job.
An OS does not provide the ability to do the things, it is the programs running on the OS, RISC OS is a bit behind in support for some things, especially in the area of the web (lacking a good HTML5 browser, the good browser has limited Java Script support, and NO support for embeded videos in web pages.).
RISC OS is a fast small OS that is native to ARM based systems, it does not yet have support for much graphics acceleration with VideoCoreIV GPU. Though it does quite well otherwise, and there are even a couple o games that do use VideoCoreIV acceleration on the RPi series of SBC's.
Though if you are accustomed to Amiga/Macintosh/Unix X Desktop/ ST/Windows/BeOS style GUI's you will find that all those others may as well be identical twins when you see how different using RISC OS is. RISC OS is easy to use, it is just quite a bit different from the others, in the way things are done (in my opinion easier than any of the others, though if you are accustomed to the others there will be a learning curve).