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by theinonen
Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:25 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Installation footprint
Replies: 17
Views: 1156

Re: Installation footprint

Does Lightroom even give any additional benefits to just using dcraw to decode those RAW images? This is where the current direction we are heading with software is going off the rails, as people need superfast computers and SSD drives just to use some modern bloated buggy software. I have seen the ...
by theinonen
Fri May 31, 2013 2:23 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: Old Alias and Wavefront apps screenshots...
Replies: 82
Views: 13748

Re: Old Alias and Wavefront apps screenshots...

I used to think autocad was a pain in the ass, until I switched to Dassault DraftSite. Now I KNOW autocad is a pain in the ass :D I have not tested that myself, but pretty much looks like another AutoCAD clone. First AutoCAD version I tried was AutoCAD R13 and it really was painful to work with. La...
by theinonen
Sun May 26, 2013 5:07 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: patents
Replies: 18
Views: 2861

Re: patents

In my personal opinion software patents are from ass and too easy to abuse for killing any competition.

And competition is always good as it prevents prices going too high for normal people to be able to afford things.
by theinonen
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:03 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A cure from casualware?
Replies: 91
Views: 5529

Re: A cure from casualware?

The last real desktop RISC OS computer was IYONIX and all the newer systems are just boxed Raspberry Pi, BeagleBoard and PandaBoard systems. RISC OS 5 has ROM images for IOMD (A7000, RiscPC), OMAP3, OMAP4, Raspberry Pi and IYONIX. I am still using old and trusty IYONIX that has slow with modern stan...
by theinonen
Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:22 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A cure from casualware?
Replies: 91
Views: 5529

Re: A cure from casualware?

... there is no better software to draw those than ProCAD+. ... CAD war ! CAD war ! Everybody take cover ! :P I had a sports injury some years ago that stresses the arm when using mouse for drawing. All the drawing aids, like zillion snaps and other clever features make drawing accurate pictures ve...
by theinonen
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Neat looking hobby Z-80 system
Replies: 8
Views: 1179

Re: Neat looking hobby Z-80 system

I still have this monster Soviet system but it is a work in progress project that I have not really had the time to properly get into. It now has floppy drive replaced with regular disk drive to more easily transfer disk images, but not sure if the drive is really working or not. I can format disk i...
by theinonen
Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:53 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A cure from casualware?
Replies: 91
Views: 5529

Re: A cure from casualware?

To me javascript on NetSurf is not a big problem as actually prefer simple web pages more. Javascript seems to be a work in progress feature as there is some experimental javascript support in development builds. Though I have not really noticed anything different other, than Gmail is not anymore de...
by theinonen
Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A cure from casualware?
Replies: 91
Views: 5529

Re: A cure from casualware?

You need to try some of the RISC OS software like: ProCAD+, Artworks 2, Compo, TechWriter, Photodesk and many others to see how easy it is to work with different applications and how well everything works together. I mostly toy around with 2D graphics for fun and there is no better software to draw ...
by theinonen
Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:00 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A cure from casualware?
Replies: 91
Views: 5529

Re: A cure from casualware?

I have RISC OS box as my daily driver now and can do most of the things I want just fine. At least zillion times better than I ever could do with Linux, as the quantity of Linux software hardly can replace the quality of available software. Then again I do not do anything with video or work with pho...
by theinonen
Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: png squeezing
Replies: 11
Views: 810

Re: png squeezing

I see no problem here.

Just keep your image in some lossless format when you are working with it and when you are finished, then save it in any format you like that is suitable for the intended purpose.
by theinonen
Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Eidos Optima Risc PC
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

Re: Eidos Optima Risc PC

hi thein, i wonder if this will work with standard VGA? really love to try a RISCPC :) Yes, there is regular VGA in the back of the machine. It is just a regular Eidos branded Acorn RISC PC that has the Optima hardware/software and SCSI. While maybe not that useful today when the world has gone for...
by theinonen
Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Eidos Optima Risc PC
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

Eidos Optima Risc PC

Not my auction, but there is currently an Eidos Optima videoediting system on ebay that may be of interest to someone. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACORN-OPTIMA-EISDOS-TECH-COMPUTER-AND-FILM-EDITING-SYSTEM-/281034332544?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=item416ef39980 I would be tempted to bid myself,...
by theinonen
Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:34 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Places to see before you die
Replies: 31
Views: 1844

Re: Places to see before you die

As I really like living, am not actively seeking out the kind of places I would die after. With so little things I have seen and not really been in places outside of Finland I should live long and healthy life.
by theinonen
Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Adobe Illustrator fonts
Replies: 17
Views: 1991

Re: Adobe Illustrator fonts

I have never used Illustrator myself, but would it also be possible to save the file as PDF and embed the fonts in the file. PDF could be opened with many different programs, so is good format for interoperability. I am drawing with Artworks 2 / ProCAD+ on RISC OS, and is it works with so little res...
by theinonen
Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Adobe Illustrator fonts
Replies: 17
Views: 1991

Re: Adobe Illustrator fonts

Why not just convert the text to shapes and no need to go hunting down any fonts?

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