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On regards to Mr. Tyrell's comments:

1) the RISC OS Market, especially after the demise of Acorn, was ALWAYS about "small" orders? I fail to see why it should be any different now than it was then.

So what's the "different" situation now then? The few machines that took 5 years to materialise and that are being sold in such small quantities that even hardware supliers don't even bother to sell cases? Or are you refering to the emulation of RISC OS which don't generate ANY RISC OS hardware sales at all?

Prove me wrong that STD is trustworthy. And that it's still viable to promote this platform outside the tiny Brittain. Though for me this comes all much too late. I really want to believe that Stuart has learned from his past mistakes. But I had to pay a very high price. My company is gone, the bits of support I provide for the few ex-customers who still have their Acorn equipment are solely based on personal commitment and friendship. Sales of RISC OS hardware AND software ceased completely. I know that one or two fellow Belgians occasionally by directly in the UK or at the Acorn Expo in Holland orso. But that's it.

Again what's happening with Windfall is clear sign that indeed the interest of a few hundred home-users (usually with cashflow problems) is not enough for hardware developpers to survive. Especially outside the UK. It's also clear that the path to walk is not the rejuvenation of the Risc PC. We need to get those new machines recognised as a viable consumer product! And these machines HAVE to be sold in MUCH larger quantities if we want to KEEP the few developpers that we still have. They should become more affordable for MORE ppl to obtain them.

Does anyone outside the Acorn world read Drobe? Please?

 is a RISC OS Userepdm3be on 22/1/04 12:02AM
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