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As I see it, the main driving force for real Operating System development, (not just bells and whistles), is support for New Hardware.

If new ARM based hardware fails to appear, then RO will effectively disappear within a few years.

Emulation use on its own will not be enough to drive OS improvement, or to keep a viable user base.

Without new ARM based hardware, the only other possible lifeline is RO being ported to other hardware.

As RISCOS Ltd has shown that it is not in a financial position to readily develop RO currently, then there is little to no hope of them porting the OS.

People will have to decide whether to upgrade to new costly ARM hardware to keep they beloved RO, or just to accept that it will wither away fairly fast.

 is a RISC OS Userajb on 28/3/06 5:16PM
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