To be frank, speculating about any new hardware is largely academic. There's nothing from both Castle or Advantage Six to firmly indicate new machines are on the way. It simply remains a (rather remote in my opinion) possibility.
I think the software side, i.e. RISC OS itself, deserves much more attention in my opinion. The A9home's version of RISC OS needs to be completed. It's taking too long and a completed and refined OS is crucial to appreciating the machine fully. Personally, I think speculating about hardware is reminiscent of (self-built) PC's. RISC OS machines are quite different in that there's a very specific combination of hardware and OS. Like on a Mac, the software is the computer. RISC OS is the computer and the whole reason why people pay a little bit extra for the experience.
In other words, RISC OS needs all the attention it can get and I think a good place to start is asking when the current A9home gets 'its better half' completed, so to speak.
Upgrade to RISC OS 4 for twenty quid RISCOS Ltd announce new CD-based upgrade for RISC OS 3 and 4 users to
allow them to install and boot into RISC OS 4.02 and 4.39. Normal price
is 29 quid, or 20 at the Midland Christmas 2008 show in Birmingham.
59 comments, latest by VinceH on 9/12/08 12:20PM. Published: 3 Dec 2008