Hi there, thanks for the quote;
I have now been using my Alpha for about 3 weeks or so. I can reiterate my initial observations, it really is a nice well thought out piece of kit.
Point 1] Networking, don't know much about this, don't run a network, although the Virtual RiscPC manual suggests that one can set up a share with the Windows networking system, so I guess one networks in PC mode, then shares with RiscPC.
Point 2] Internet access, I have not found anyway as yet to use VRPC to access the onboard Internal Modem from the PC Hardware. However as internet access is natively possible in Windows why bother? I have enough uses for VRPC to ignore this fact.
Point 3] I have enabled a number of shortcuts to specific parts of the VRPC HardDrive, so that I can share access between RISC OS and Windows, thus one can move photographs downloaded via USB to Windows XP Pro, to RISC OS for processing using all the normal RISC OS manipulation applications. Then view them in Windows Viewer applications, which display your images full screen for display purposes.
I can now import RISC OS files into Windows and vice versa.
Point 4] I have been able to demonstrate to a number of persons the versatility of the RISC OS way, and I feel there is the possibility of converts.
I have shown this machine to a local RISC OS user, he is saving for a laptop and was very very impressed, I would suggest that as a result of his comments, another sale is imminent.
Note 1] If anyone in the West of Scotland, wants to see this machine in operation I would be willing to demonstrate it, eMail as per signature.
73 de john
Comp :MicroDigital Alpha 2.0Ghz Laptop
OS's :Windows XP Pro/RISC OS Select 3i1