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When are we going to grow up, YES the RISC OS market is very small on the PC (Intel/Microsoft) scale, and yes there are a handful of flavours of RISC OS, namely RISC OS 2, 3.0, 3.1, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.02, Select 3i3, Adjust, and 5.0 ish. The first two are very old hat, and not supported in anyway; 3.1 is still in widespread use in A5000's, A3000's, A3010, A3020, A4000, A4 laptops and Virtual Acorn A5000; 3.5 Early RiscPCs, mostly upgraded to atleast 3.6 or 3.7, and 4.02/4.03 are in the majority of current Risc PC/A7000 and A7000+ 's/MD Mico/RiscStation 7500/MD Omega and VA RPC SE and still in widespread use. On top of that there are the various incarnations of Select running on Risc PC A7000/A7000+/MD Mico/Riscstation 7500/ MD Omega and VA RPC SE and now Adjust for the previous last list of machines. Lastly there is Iyonix running 5.0. As far as I can see, Iyonix might be the latest hardware, but it is running the most different OS, and very much in the minority. The vast majority of RISC OS users, run 3.6 to Adjust flavours of RISC OS, whether on ARM native processored machines or via Windows based Laptops and general Desktop machines. I for what it is worth run RISC OS 3.1, 4.02, Select 3i3. My machines consist of a lowly A3010 (4Mb Ram), MD Alpha (512Mb Ram, 128Mb dedicated to 4.02) and a much upgraded Acorn Risc PC, with 202Mhz StrongArm (82Mb Ram). Due to financial circumstances, I was unable to renew my subscription to Select this year, so no plans YET (working on it!! ) for Adjust in ROM. So cant we all work together to protect RISC OS, in what ever form we use it, support it and the market and for goodness sake stop BICKERING about whose flavour's the best.

 is a RISC OS Userjcmcculloch on 25/4/04 11:16PM
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