Yes, well that's just it, the unfortunate thing is it is 'instead'. Whilst I respect R-Comp for the updates to their software like MessengerPro and Grapevine (which I have bought, by the way), they have been seen publicly attacking the IYONIX pc (which I have witnessed first hand) and the A9home (which I have heard about from a number of trusted sources).
"their stand has even couples of A9-Home computers for showing and working."
I don't see how that's relevant. They've had IYONIX pcs on their stand since it was release. This has not stopped their critisism of Castle and their machine.
I am the first to admit that RISC OS emulation has is place amongst other RISC OS solutions like the A9home and IYONIX. I am not critisising R-Comp for selling MS Windows PCs with a RISC OS emulator. What I am critisising is the lack of respect R-Comp has for other people's products. Such a bitchy attitude cannot be afforded in such a small market.
R-Comp, like most RISC OS companies do, need to value the benefit of a variety of solutions.