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Hi Julian,

Another viewpoint would be that you can choose between getting an Iyonix now if you want fast, proven hardware with a future-proof OS built by the owner of the OS copyright, together with a nice software bundle containing a capable browser.

Or you can choose if you wait a few weeks/months/years to get an Omega which will be a lot slower, a lot more expensive, comes with an either laughable or "not ready yet" software bundle, promises more performance partly for even more money (XScale or other 32bit only processors in conjunction with a not-working-yet magic solution to run 26bit software on it) or if you just wait long enough (JPEG/MPEG acceleration, FPU, 2D/3D acceleration), relies on a dubious and potentially performance-killing UMA architecture with comparatively slow RAM, needs an immediate and costly OS upgrade to get vital features like DHCP, only guarantees an incredibly scarce screen resolution, and basically relies on a "it's not ready yet, but it will be great once it is finished" promise for most of its features.

Flexibility on its own is no good for the customer.


 is a RISC OS Userhubersn on 18/7/03 11:50AM
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