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I thought Windows was a DOS, not an OS. If you play lots of videos, games and MP3's, then I agree with you that Windows is the best home entertainment device. But in a "realistic" world of working computers, RISC OS Users and particularly the Iyonixs Users are saying our non existant tools get us by quite well. If you want RISC OS back "the other way around" as it was 10 years ago, then why accept Windows in your work environment? I didn't, I demanded RISC OS in my work as a condition to accepting the teaching job in my school. There are 8 teacher's new 18 months old work station XP Windows computers that are constantly every week being serviced and or repaired, these 8 computers (and the 24 in the computer room) alone have outstripped the total yearly budget allocated to my music department.... $12,000. The 12 RISC OS computers in my music department in the past 4 years had one faulty monitor (fixed for free under warranty) and the RISC OS machines wasn't entitled to a computer repair budget... because the school complained that a budget can't be allocated if the darn things never break down! I am "ALWAYS" asked by my school to do special school certificates, logo designs etc. because the better & easier Windows (including the ones in our Media Studies) cannot achieve what I can on my RISC OS.... AND I do not have !PhotoDesk or !Artworks (yet!!) Jaco, I cannot really see where "Windows is better and easier now it's the other way around"???? I do not mean to be rude to you, but to point out that I have alway in my 9 years of RISC OS (including today now) managed to live without Windows and exceed expectations in many tasks without Windows. Regards, Steve

 is a RISC OS UserSawadee on 07/08/04 10:31AM
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