And from what I've seen, and heard, Virtual RiscPC is outselling the Iyonix. Some, like myself, have purchased the excellent VRPC for use on a laptop, others though are replacing their RiscPCs with the so-called 'hybrid' desktop VRPC machines. Many of those opting for the 'hybrid' VRPC route would appear to be doing so because of worries about their existing software being incompatible with the Iyonix -- in many cases, a simple upgrade would resolve that issue, but it's the *perceived* worry that matters.
MicroDigital, of course, have kept the most significant of their pledges, which was to build a machine which was totally compatible with existing software. Once the remaining features are enabled, the Omega may well help to keep the 'native' RISC OS market alive. As you said, it's choice that's important
"So I doubt Castle would care one way or the other, even if MicroDigital did deliver on some of their promises."
I'm glad to see that you're not one of those who argue that the Omega is 'depriving' Castle of potential Iyonix sales.
Perhaps Castle don't care. But why do *you* care so much? As you pointed out, I've purchased an Omega, so things like USB matter to me. You've got your Iyonix. You've often stated how pleased you are with it. Why all the effort expended upon criticising MicroDigital in public?
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