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The PC will have to get a *lot* faster before RISC OS will run quicker on emulation (VA) on a PC. I've used VA on my Athlon 1.2GHz and it runs relatively quickly (although not at SA speed).

Not taken into account are changes in Windows may impact on the functionality and/or speed of emulators (Longhorn will cut the Windows API from 76000 or so calls to 8000, and will add more .NET stuff and Palladium (Hardware Security/DRM) - so I don't think it's a "safe" option long term.

ROL was founded in 1999 and one of it's stated objectives was to produce a 32bit RISC OS. This has *not* happened. The fact this did not happen is *not* Castle's fault. ROL (for example) as "owners" of the OS could have published a USB API instead both Simtec and Castle did (whose fault is that ?).

It just looks as if some people want to kill off the Iyonix and leave a 26bit only OS running under either PC emulation or (possibly) on an Omega whenever that finally arrives.

Some choice eh ?

 is a RISC OS UserAMS on 10/05/03 2:20PM
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