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Only in the RISC OS market could we have a significantly vocal section of the userbase who seem to have nothing better to do than criticise everything any commercial entity does (or does not in some cases).

And here we have another case of this exact same attitude. Sorry to spoil the party guys but you seem to have overlooked the fact that RISCOS Ltd. is a *business*. Strangely enough, they have to *pay* for the development of Select and that means (shock, horror) *charging* consumers money (yes, the real stuff, not the stuff you find in Monopoly sets). Now, I know this may well be a foreign idea to some of you but it's the way the world works.

In this case, producing a version of Select for RISC OS 5 would take a somewhat larger effort than simply adding new features and this effort has to be paid for. Therefore, it's common sense that if people terminate their Select subscriptions, the likelihood of RISC OS 5 Select gets smaller and smaller.

Now, don't take this the wrong way and think I'm sticking up for RISCOS Ltd. for the sake of it. I'm not. In this case, however, it just seems to me that they have made the right decision.

Here's to RISC OS 5 Select (my Iyonix (and cash) awaits)

John.

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