I was talking about a realistic world and bussiness use.
- I need a laptop so I can take it with me to clients
- I need to connect to different LAN's (home, office, clients office) and be able to use VPN tunnels toward my office LAN
- I need to be able to read Power-Point, Word, Exel and other formats which are used in the bussiness world.
- I need to have a good web browser (I mostly use Firebird but need IE as well for some badly implemented but mandatory web sites)
- I need to use certain terminal clients which are written for MS windows and not available for other OSes
- I get 150+ emails a day, some from mailing lists and I need to look at them all preferably within 20 minutes.
- All this needs to be secure
-MS windows takes a long time to start up and the same for all applications you start for the first time. Mostly I don't shut it down and just put my laptop in sleep mode so this is no problem for me.
-Making logo's is much easyer with RISC-OS, but that's about the only thing and I never do that.
RISC-OS is as much unpredicable to me as MS-windows. For example in MS windows it's easy to install and uninstall applications, under RISC-OS I've installed and removed demo's which left very hard to find stuff in some boot file which stopped the boot up and asked for a licence (for a removed application). Also I gave up webbrowsing and reading email under RISC-OS, the first is just useless (my mobile phone does it better) and the second is a pain to set up.
I bought my first RISC-OS computer in 1990 and only have 6 years experience with MS windows but I find MS windows easyer to use (since a few years). Ofcourse if you only have experience with RISC-OS you will find RISC-OS much easyer to use than MS windows.
RISC-OS has things going for it and it is fun to use, concentrate on those things and add more of them.
BTW telling your oppinion is not rude at all, I appriciate it.