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To SparkY/em2ac: any OS that can't run natively on specific hardware is not a true OS, so I too would prefer a RO laptop. But it would be no faster, possibly slower, than an Iyonix and the time cannot be far off when the best all-round RO performance will be available, not on an Iyonix, but on VARPC running on a 4 or 5Ghz AMD or Intel chip. There would be precious little in it now if the resolution restrictions of VARPC were fixed. In '96 the fastest ARM and x86 chips were clocked at 200mhz, since when the former have tripled in speed, the latter by fifteenfold! If the trend continues, either RO must sit, Panther-like, on top of a Linux kernel or be abstracted radically to run on the PowerPC architecture. All IMHO, of course...

 is a RISC OS Userbucksboy on 6/12/03 3:53PM
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