The trouble with producing a concrete product and then selling it is that it's a bit more risky than getting the money in advance, which is rather obvious, and ROL seem to be very, very reluctant to take any risks whatsoever. Time and time again they appear to have stuck to what they've got (OK, the A9 is a little different, so presumably something must've happened there), rather than grasp at opportunities. I can't help thinking that that's pretty bad for the long term future of RISC OS.
ARM in half of all netbooks by 2012, says analyst Linux Today reports that an industry analyst reckons that ARM chips will surpass Intel's Atom chips in 55 percent of netbooks by 2012 - however, another analyst suggests ARM will only get 10 to 20 percent. 1 comment, latest by torbenm on 23/3/09 3:16PM. Published: 13 Mar 2009