Well the problem with RISC OS is software compatability and file sharing with colleagues.
I use Mandriva on the desktop and xandros on my EEEPC. I have acrobat for both and OO and koffivce. I can share with my nokia phone. Until things like this are changed then RO is not going to be a mainstream os.
Now here is an idea. I asked VRPC if I could buy the software and run it on 3-4 machines. It would only be me that uses it. The answer was that this is not possible. You have to spend £400-500 on 3-4 licenses. Errr NO.
So RISC OS has one user less.
Incidentally I also bought a copy of SKYOS (more of a payment to keep development going ) I can put that on all machiens. No problem. I am the only one that uses it. WOW what an honest bloke eh!!! See this is the problem, I would have bought VRPC and used it at work and home. Perhaps even finished my pocketPC and palm sync software. But no.....
This also means no software purchases going to ROland and things like Pixel32 being bought for Linux etc. PS Pixel32 even runs on SKYOS and LInux and Pavel has no problems allowing that.
Perhaps they dont need the money in VAcorm but from a merketting point of view it is a disaster.