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imj> I don't understand what you mean by Castle being "weird" about their choice of OS. They surely hadn't much option, after all the RISC OS ROL offer will *not* run on any 32 bit hardware (unless you count a celeron ;)

The issue Castle have addressed is what to do when there are no more 26/32bit processors available (and that *will* happen when Intel decide there is no more need for StrongARM). Castle tackled this by the best effective means (an OS that supports *actual* 32bit only CPU and new hardware). The version ROL sell limits vendors to producing computers that *must* have actual Acorn hardware *or* use some mix of software/hardware emulation. This is a less optimal solution (IMHO).

As to pettymindedness if Riscstation were seriously planning a portable then this announcement will (surely) have killed it off (what about the depositors????).

The future lies with RO5/Iyonix (I think), granted RO5 may lack some Select features - but it does run on faster hardware and *can* run much 26bit software with Aemulor (albeit with some performance hit - but probably less than the hit of running RO Select 3 on a PC using VA surely).

I am concerned that a time at which MD should be concentrating on finishing off Omega they're launching a PC laptop running VA/Select3 that must have *some* negative impact on the RISC OS hardware market.

-- Annraoi McShane,

 is a RISC OS UserAMS on 10/5/03 12:42PM
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