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clades : pun noted, but what one needs to bring RISC OS to new users is marketing. That's what the RISC OS community has always lacked, and it's finally beginning to improve, with some of the big name companies making an effort to advertise their products and services.

My main concern is that as we finally have a developing market again, for the first time, really, since Acorn folded (when was that? 97?), that those with the ability to drive the market into new areas (and, hopefully, towards new users) do so. I imagine it would be all too easy to sit back at this point, especially for the folks at Castle, and I'm very pleased to see that John Ballance (for one) is making appearances at user groups around the country, and actively developing the Iyonix.

Personally, I don't much care what format this advancement takes. If there is a market that could conceivably use RISC OS to its advantage, then I don't much care what the computer it's running on looks like, as long as it can be noticed, and puts the OS in a good light.

There are a lot of people out there whose only memory of RISC OS is "Those computers we used at school" and as they haven't seen any mention of the OS since, I know of many who doggedly believe that RISC OS stopped in the early 1990s. If there are to be new customers, they need to be shown what they might have missed.

Jymbob

 is a RISC OS Userjymbob on 17/2/04 11:14PM
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