Apple could not kill clones at will due to contracts, and the fact that Motorola (a cloner) was a major partner in PowerPC and it was not wise to upset them. Maybe the clones did not force competitiveness, but it certainly showed up Apple's prices to be far too high. Clones did'nt help Apple, granted, but it's never done Wintel any harm. Anyway, to get back OT, I'm just saying that competing companies encourages lower prices and feature one-up-manship. A one-company platform is all well and good, but the RISC OS hardware industry is very slow moving, and needs poking to keep it going and innovate.
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