Julian: what's the point of doing that now? It seems to me the IyonixPC would make a far better multimedia machine than a 10 year-old RiscPC or half-finished Ohmygod. Take into account 32bit hardware and OS, faster CPU, faster bandwidth etc etc.
I have to agree with NeilWB. ROL are now simply wasting time and money on an OS that is superceded. It's a poor show that they won't accept that the IyonixPC is the way forward and do something to help move the market forward. Admittedly, though, I can't think of what use they are now or how they can help. Castle own RISC OS, Castle have RISC OS engineers, Castle are the only company building 32bit hardware. ROL are just sort-of there, releasing rounded-buttons for people who wish to stay with RiscPCs. Money spent with ROL is not helping the market at all, it's just keeping one useless company going for a bit longer. Since the new 32bit machine is built by the people who *own* RISC OS and doesn't use ROL RISC OS, then ROL disappearing would not affect the market in any significant way - especially not the *future* of the market.
ROL messed up, Castle made the moves to secure their own and the market's future.
Sure RISC OS Select has bells and whistles (to an extent) but what use is a fancy OS on ancient 26bit, rather slow hardware? It's hardly going to win anyone over...