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g0tai wrote: >What nowdays would make people mode from OS X, >Windows, or Linux to RISC OS? 'Fantastic applications'? > oh *purlease*. They've all been ported to windows!

Personally, I'd much prefer using Vantage to some PC program with about 50 onscreen icons, running in windows (!), and with tech support run by a web script/ people who have no idea about the innards of the app. With Vantage, you can get identical quality results (I mean, it even exports as photoshop, among others..!) much more easily, and you can actually talk to the guy programming it for bug reports/ feature requests. And it seems loads of people are interested in Vantage's main competitor, Artworks 2, too!

There are many other programs whose praises are sung, like Techwriter etc. Ok, so in many areas RISC OS is lacking anything like the quality available elsewhere. However, to suggest we are outclassed in every area I feel is misleading.

he also wrote: >don't forget, emulators *eat* CPU time, so that laptop >battery isn't going to last long.

others may view this as a welcome opportunity for a RISC OS laptop (well, there may be some... a few... one? ;) but for me, I'm just glad of a dual use machine, irrespective of its laptop nature. I'll probably end up using it mainly as a desktop :) Plus, most places where ppl use laptops (train, library etc) now have power sockets for laptops anyway...

 is a RISC OS UserTRM on 12/05/03 03:43AM
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