>So hang on. You want to test the graphics, cos I've already told you that's slower, but you don't want to test the disk cos you know that's much faster?
The thing is the point about RISC OS is the GUI (hence graphical). So it's the thing that will largely impact on the user experience.
My point about the harddisk not being a fair test is because it is *not* a speed advantage introduced by the emulator (or even the Athlon CPU for that matter) but rather the UDMA (unemulated) hardware.
If you level the ground completely you'd wind up comparing an Iyonix (which has UDMA), runs RISC OS and has real ARM hardware and it would trounce all over the emulated RPC (just as it does with the real one).