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Also to consider: Will the next Select release finally support VRPC's 8MB VRAM? If not, we are not going to continue with Select but move to Linux and MacOS entirely. The Adjust/RO5 are looking very dated now and it is a pain in the a** to support additional ROS hardware in our network anyway. Especially the usually simple things like monitor and printer settings/software and keeping installed software up-to-date are especially hard on RISC OS. On the PCs and Macs most software keeps itself up to date over the internet. On RISC OS you have to manually download and install updates and check if they still work afterwards. This is not a big problem with single computers at home or small offices, but when you are managing a middle-sized or large network, it is a lot of work. And then there are the copy-protection issues with commercial software like Photodesk, where it stops working each time you change the computer wich loads it from the fileserver. Of course it does not really stop you from installing it on many RISC OS machines seperately, but then you have even more work with keeping each individual copy up to date. Okay, with Photodesk it is not such a big problem anymore, since AFAIK development has stopped, but this is by no means a good thing, either.

 is a RISC OS UserJGZimmerle on 26/11/06 3:23PM
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