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demondb>"It seems short sighted to insist the everyone should buy native hardware."

In fact I am *insisting* on *nothing*. I am simply stating the obvious - IMHO VARPC damages the sale of *REAL* RISC OS hardware. It's then down to people to decide if putting Microsoft in charge of RISC OS's future is a good idea. At least with *actual* RISC OS hardware about that risk is limited - if RISC OS hardware dissapears then you *are* dependant fully on Virtual Acorn and Microsoft for RISC OS's future.

demondb> "What I meant earlier when I said it was a matter of which OS it runs on, should have read which computer it runs on, because as we all know, Windows runs on a multitude of different PC's. "

And that matters because ? If at the end of the day Windows (on all those different PC's) can't run VARPC you're stuffed - be it a Dell, an Acer, a Siemens-Nixdorf, be it based on a P-IV/AMD64/Semperon etc., makes no difference if Windows just *won't* run VARPC. Or if Windows changes in such a way that it is *uneconomic* for Virtual Acorn to update VARPC to keep it running on newer PC hardware. Yes I know that is conjecture and may not necessarily happen - but a multitude of PC hardware running ONE OS (Windows) is still just running ONE OS (Windows) and leaves you dependant on Microsoft and having different badges on the PC Box or a different brand of PC processor does *not* get around that.

Ask the former users of DR-DOS they know all about this sort of thing ;)

 is a RISC OS UserAMS on 19/8/05 9:32PM
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