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The most important aspect of this laptop is that three of the RO players have stopped pulling in different directions.

Have they realised that the pie they are figthing over isn't the tiny existing user base, but all the users lumbered with windows?

(I actually had to check it wasn't april 1st when I saw the announcement).

Could it be the case that RO 4 is installed on the same chip as the laptop's BIOS? This would comply with the on-ROM requirement that I have heard about.

Would that imply they could do a version in PCMCIA or USB based ROM?

What is needed next is for castle to join the club and merge select and RO5.

I don't think PC based versions of RO are going to harm the market for native hardware. If native hardware is that poor compared to an emulated version, it won't sell much anyway.

If I were spending any serious money on a PC based RO system,I wouldn't want windows underneath, I'd want a mini linux. However I would alway choose in preference native low energy kit.

Virtual RPC would be brilliant however to use at work where I have no choice in hardware, but have some in software.

 is a RISC OS Userjess on 11/05/03 12:38AM
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