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I think this review shows us exactly where RISC OS is heading.

When it comes to replacing the RISC PC I can't see many people beings satisfied with new native hardware given the increasing deficiencies with our software. Anyone who needs to use multimedia or the internet will be going down the emulation route unless they are rich enough to be able to afford two machines (and a desk big enough to take them).

The bottom line is that it really doesn't matter how good our user interface is if we can't run the software we need.

Much as I hate the Windows user interface I'm certain that my next machine will have Windows as the base OS. I'll run Virtual Risc OS, of course, but eventually I'm sure I will find me doing almost everything on the Windows side. In the end most people will learn to put up with the Windows interface because the software does what we need - and we'll give up using RISC OS, not because the OS or the hardware is a bit dated, but because the software doesn't deliver.


What a pity that we can't get a RISC OS style built into Windows....

 is a RISC OS Usercynic on 17/1/04 9:07AM
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