Ah, the usual anti-emulation argument that doesn't really stand up in my experience. The emulation route can give you something that's both faster and cheaper, for less money, so unless native hardware solutions move on a bit the native hardware RISC OS machine is doomed. The A9 doesn't completely address this, but it is a very promising step in the right direction.
The worrying about running on top of another OS is largely unfounded, or has little basis other than emotion. I'll admit that Windows does occasionally intrude on my laptop (usually the AV software insisting on bringing itself to the front when it downloads updates), but most of the time I can forget its there. I've never had it crash on me when I've not been using it to do anything other than run VRPC. And now there's a Mac version anyway.
The real reason I won't be buying an A9home is because I bought an Iyonix at Wakefield (thanks to unexpected work bonus).
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