At the SW Show he (John Cartmell) commented that he was thinking of purchasing
an A6 because his daughter may very well need to use a Windows machine as
part of her employment. He said that with an A6 in the home network some of
the magazine preparation may well be done with the A6 because of the speed
increase over his current StrongARM RiscPC; this is what had been done as
part of the review of the A6 and it proved particularly useful with certain
graphics-intensive pages. He mentioned its use with the David Cowell
article. John also confirmed that, if he were to *upgrade* from his RiscPC
it would be to an Iyonix and said that such an upgrade hadn't been possible
until recently because of the wide variety of applications that need to be
used to deal with files from contributors.
Since taking over Acorn Publisher every issue of that magazine has been
produced by Finnybank on a StrongARM RiscPC. With the take over of Acorn
User that magazine, and Qercus, will be prepared entirely on RISC OS
computers and mostly, if not entirely, on RISC OS-on-ARM computers. In the
case of Acorn User that is a radical step in the right direction.
Note: for some time Tau Press produced Acorn User on Macs. We don't think
that's a good advert and Finnybank will be disappointed if they don't
produce a better product using RISC OS!