martin: "I use Windows at work and am using it now, but that is because it is the computer that my employer has put on my desk"
Work situations, I'd contend, are one of the key benefits of Virtual RiscPC (another being laptops, of course). Persuading an employer to buy an Iyonix could be an uphill struggle (ahem!); asking them to spend 100 quid, or so, on Virtual RiscPC is less problematic. Personally, I'd be quite prepared to fund that myself, plus any additional licences for RISC OS applications, in order to get my work done efficiently and rapidly using my preferred software (StrongED, EasiWriter, ArtWorks 2). I can't think of any Windows-only packages that I use, and working in a RISC OS environment is important to me and boosts productivity
There are, of course, some IT departments/system administrators that refuse to allow so-called non-standard software to be installed. Or jobs that require the specific use of Windows-only packages, etc. But if that's not the case, then Virtual RiscPC is a wonderful solution to the 'Windows machine on desk' situation, and purchasing licences for RISC OS applications to use with Virtual RiscPC bolsters the RISC OS software market, which is good for everyone concerned.