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Neil, first question: No I don't but it's feature not often seen on a desktop, so may attract uses in niche areas.

Yes, sub-notebooks/PDAs are *the* best place for RISC OS, it's an area where it would truly excel, and be much better than the competition.

You're right again on the subject of only Castle having a suitable version of RISC OS (TTBOMK), unfortunatly no-one has made such a product.

I'm not slagging off Castle *at all* I'm just saying that their current product range can't attract new users in any significant numbers while it is so expensive. I totally appreciate that Castle is the only company to make a serious effort in bringing out a next-generation RISC OS box, and what they have done is brilliant. But, and it's a big 'but', the Iyonix simply does not offer anything to users of other platforms and it's price is a massive barrier to first time users. It's further troubled by Select 3 offering what would appear to be a better OS than RISC OS 5 (with the exception of Unicode support). I am a bit of an MD apologist, I know, but I think if the only new machine we had was the Iyonix, then RISC OS does not have a future. I know this is a bit sensationalist, but even if Castle has sold double their target (which would be 1000 machines) that's not going to help the platform survive.

I agree with you and Annraoi about getting RO on WinCE machines, hopefully Castle,MD or RiscStation (Hah!) are reading this.

 is a RISC OS Useranon/213.187.48.180 on 11/05/03 4:47PM
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