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Neil: Sorry I should explained myself, I think the Omega is more likely to save the platform than the Iyonix as it can do things that were otherwise not feasible like MPEG acceleration, got to be good for video editing, and Mesa, good for 3d visulisation on a budget. It's got UMA graphics which may make dealing with massive graphics more do-able under RISC OS. RISC OS curently does not have anything to offer other than it's pleasant user interface (which of course is a matter of opinion), the Iyonix, however good it is, is just a fast RISC OS box with better graphics than we are used to. The Omega at least has a *chance*, maybe not a good one, to break into other markets. As a user of many other platforms I know what they have to offer and at what price point, the RISC OS situation in terms of gettings PC/Mac/Linux users to defect is pretty bleak, we need to give users a *reason* to use RISC OS other than 'Zap is great' (go use BBEdit on a Mac and see if you still feel that way), I think Omega *might* be able to do this, if MD release the machine they announced.

 is a RISC OS Useranon/213.187.48.180 on 11/05/03 3:37PM
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