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Retrospective thoughts on 12 months of Titanium ownership

Posted by Mark Stephens on 06:48, 20/10/2017 |
 
Last year at the London Show, I upgraded my RISC OS system to a Titanium based system (in my case the TiMachine from R-Comp).
 
As the London Show is fast approaching, and other people may have similar thoughts, I felt some retrospective was in order...
 
I have found the machine to be a very stable and fast. I use it as my main RISC OS machine and experience a noticeable feeling of sluggishness if I go back to an older machine. All the software I use (especially !TechWriter and !MPro) work very well. It is a undoubtedly a pricey machine but I have made far more use of RISC OS in the last twelve months. It is a 'proper' machine in the sense you have DVD, SSD and lots of ports.
 
It is has been nice to see steady improvements to the system, especially the update to RISC OS 5.23, and releases to use Dual monitor support. It is also great to see Elesar updating their software and bringing some 'old' friends back to the platform such as Look Systems excellent font tools.
 
The big issue for me is the lack of a decent web browser as I spend a lot of time in web applications such as Jira, Trello and BaseCamp. I tried using my Pi3 with VNC for this, but have reverted to my Mac.
 
As I said, I have made much more use of RISC OS for the 'traditional' uses which it still excels at and very happy at my purchase. What are your thoughts/experiences?
 
  Retrospective thoughts on 12 months of Titanium ownership
  flibble (19:23 20/10/2017)
  Bucksboy (21:37 26/10/2017)
  Bucksboy (16:55 27/10/2017)
    markee174 (18:34 27/10/2017)
 
Peter Howkins Message #124195, posted by flibble at 19:23, 20/10/2017
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I can tell you've been using your titanium for iconbar articles, all the screenshots have the Blue and Red the wrong way round big grin
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George Greenfield Message #124197, posted by Bucksboy at 21:37, 26/10/2017, in reply to message #124195
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@Mark: have you tried Otter? On a pi 3 I would describe it as useable - not comparable to Firefox etc on a Mac or PC but not suffering from the interminable waits involved with slower systems. On a Titanium I would expect it to be quite a bit nippier still. There’s a new version of RO Otter just out with speed improvements.
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George Greenfield Message #124199, posted by Bucksboy at 16:55, 27/10/2017, in reply to message #124195
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@Mark: have you tried Otter? On a pi 3 I would describe it as useable - not comparable to Firefox etc on a Mac or PC but not suffering from the interminable waits involved with slower systems. On a Titanium I would expect it to be quite a bit nippier still. There’s a new version of RO Otter just out with speed improvements.
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Mark Stephens Message #124200, posted by markee174 at 18:34, 27/10/2017, in reply to message #124199
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I have not tried the very latest release but the previous one I found sluggish on my TiMachine and opened some (Jira) but not all (Basecamp), the sites I was tying to use for work.

It is a very inpressive port but still not (IMHO) ready for use in anger.
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