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    Topic: RISC OS Select

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    RISC OS Select is the name given to the means by which the new Operating System, RO4+, will be distributed.


    Instead of producing a version of the OS that will be set in stone for three or more years RISCOS Ltd will release the product in stages over two years. New for RISC OS the new OS will be on CD, you will need RO4 on your machine to run RO4+, and problems encountered in one version can be modified for the next.


    As RISCOS Ltd expect to issue three CDs each year the wait between issues won't be excessive.
    It's worth noting that RISCOS Ltd are not using us all as beta testers; each CD will include some beta and some release versions of software and purchasers can opt to ignore the beta software. Software in beta on one CD is likely to be in a release version on the next.


    Undoubtedly there will be enough adventurous souls who will want to explore and test the beta software and ensure the feedback to ROL for the good of us all.

    Note: Previous article in series
     

    <font color="red">Preface updated and extended 27th August.</font>

    Up to very recently RISC OS Select was simply a list of plans and hopes on the RISCOS Ltd website. Now I've seen it in operation. Over the next few weeks I'll bring you my opinion of the Select scheme.

    Is it a big jump or simply bug-fixes?

    Have RISCOS Ltd listened to our requests?

    What is the response of hardware and software developers?

    Is it worth the money?



     

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