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david:

And a lot of software hasn't been updated to 32bit at all....

Have we not already quoted if everyone with an RPC was on 32bit and using the same OS thus making the market a lot bigger and demand a lot bigger for any updated application it may encourage some software to be updated and maybe even have some new features added at the same time (surely this would also benefit ionix users)

You say it's pointless I say it isn't - just continued repeating of it being pointless doesn't make it so. I think the people who think it would help the market have put forward a number of reasons it may help in this discussion so far but I havn't seen any of those reasons countered by any response or explanation. I am very happy to be proven wrong or have a reason given why it won't work but it always seems lacking.

I am not going to spend a large amount of money on an Ionix but I am happy re-learning Risc OS on my RISC PC which is cheap enough that if it doesn't work out I don't loose too much money. Again are there not so many RPC not being used that may have some life brought back...

A lot of people are probablly not capable of trying to make Risc OS work with a totally new device but are farmiliar with the hardware and how to directly interface with the harware in the RPC making it a valuable learning exersize in my opinion. Which will give them some knowledge of what files and code needs adjusted and may give them enough knowledge to make a move to a diffrent ARM device possible... The diffrence between the way I see it and the way you see it is let people learn in stages rather than throwing them in at the deep end. Yes some people may swim at the deep end so let them start at the deep end and go directly for a new device. But why let that stop the ones who would drown and either not try or give up at the deep end start off in more farmilair teritory.

John

 is a RISC OS Usermrmac on 24/01/07 1:53PM
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