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RISC OS - 24 bits

Posted by Phil Mellor on 00:48, 1/4/2006 | , , , , , , , , ,
 
The terrorists disabled Edgar's computer by pressing F12Now here's something you don't see every day: RISC OS on TV! Take a look at the screen capture linked on the right - what operating system do you see Edgar Stiles from 24 using? Perhaps he has an Iyonix hidden under his desk.
 
Filecore in use? Dammit!And what about this one with Jack Bauer? Why is he using the RISC OS Task Manager? Somebody get him chopper command!
 
Following a conversation on IRC, it turns out that a certain Mr Paul Vigay is (indirectly) responsible. As a UFO consultant for the movie Signs, PV took the opportunity to promote the benefits of his Risc PC to several TV tech bods in the US - in particular, one Steven Lloyd, now a digital compositor working on several Fox TV shows, including 24. RISC OS has been used in TV and film production in the past, thanks to Uniqueway/RISCOS Ltd's Paul Middleton (listen to Podcast V for more details), often when "realistic" computer displays are needed (ie. not Windows). As RISC OS is completely unknown in America, it's easy to pass off the standard RISC OS desktop as something hi-tech!
 
If you've spotted RISC OS in the media, please get in touch.
 
Update: Spoilers.
 
  RISC OS - 24 bits
  alexsingleton (10:40 1/4/2006)
  andrew (23:52 14/4/2006)
    monkeyson2 (15:10 17/4/2006)
      monkeyson2 (15:10 17/4/2006)
        monkeyson2 (15:12 17/4/2006)
 
Alex Singleton Message #94139, posted by alexsingleton at 10:40, 1/4/2006
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They are not using Iyonix's alas! They bought a dozen second-hand A7000+ computers and had them shipped over to California.
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Andrew Message #94140, posted by andrew at 23:52, 14/4/2006, in reply to message #94139
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Is that right?
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Phil Mellor Message #94141, posted by monkeyson2 at 15:10, 17/4/2006, in reply to message #94140
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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Andrew: read the spoilers.
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Phil Mellor Message #94142, posted by monkeyson2 at 15:10, 17/4/2006, in reply to message #94141
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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Andrew: read the spoilers.
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Phil Mellor Message #94143, posted by monkeyson2 at 15:12, 17/4/2006, in reply to message #94142
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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Bah!
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