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To those who think that not renewing my Foundation/Select subscriptions and instead spending the money on software and hardware for my Iyonix is silly, allow me to explain.

I have a two slice SA RPC with 192Mb RAM, SCIS card PC card etc and oodles of software, so much that I was running out of things to purchase for my machine :-/.

Like a lot of other people I was very interested in the Omega when it was first announced, not just for its perceived native speed increase over my RPC but, and more importantly to me, the proposed addition of an XScale chip. What happened then? "It will be ready soon, and there is no rush on the XScale because there is no 32-bit OS".

Castle then appear and allow me to purchase and take away an XScale computer and I start upgrading any software I have to 32-bit. This with commercial/shareware apps costs money, money that goes back into the market. This excludes APDL/ISV who are as far as I am Aware *not* interested in 32-bitting their software. What does this tell me?

So if ROS do not intend to talk seriously to Castle about RO5-Select I would rather pay the savings to someone who is enhancing my computer use.

 is a RISC OS Userron. on 11/05/03 5:55PM
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