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bundled software with the computer package. A standard set of software (bundled) with level of computer and purpose use (homeRiscPC or businessRiscPC). If practical to do so, maybe offer packages like: HomeRiscPC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 - that has several choice options of preferred software. The same idea for the business package? The choice of software options keeps the competitiveness and development market open. I don't feel that the Microsoft no software choice bundled packages are the way to go. Overall, the whole idea I'm getting at (with other people's opinion and refinement added??), is that I remember when I bought my RiscPC600 in 1995, it came with no word processor or other important basic software like you get now with Windows XP Professional (of course many other computers didn't include basic software then or in the earlier years). For those who still prefer the unbundled software packaged computers, then maybe HomeRiscPC 1, could be basic with virtually no DTP or optional software in the deal. Something basically raw to start with in the level 1? Level 2 could be the existing Iyonixs package (EasiWriter, Fireworks etc.) Level 3 could have Level 2 software plus OHP, CinoDVD (when available?), a Mediaplayer, a WebPage maker. Level 4 could include OvationPro or ImpressionX, Resultz, (and other alternatives etc). Then Level 5 be the same as Level 4 but include OHP, CinoDVD etc.... I understand many RISC OS users may prefer an unbundled choice and building their own software choices, but I am merely concluding that to attract some of the non RISC OS user market, this may be a way to help encourage more sales. In my experiences of many schools, a majority of common MS PC users are far from being skilled (when compared to the average RISC OS user) in using their computers. I think that offering some packages from a basic to a higher level (more software that is) may help this end of the "Dummies" market. Like myself when I started in RISC OS, I did not have a clue what optional software was available and neither did the PC company that knew very little about Acorns who sold me the RiscPC600 in Australia. I did ask them what software can you get for this machine, when my computer arrived from Melbourne to my home country town's computer shop (3 hours north of Melbourne), they thought that the !Edit was the word processor, so did I. It was 6 months later when I came to Auckland and got on to a real Acorn Agent and I quickly learnt what I needed. Cheers for now, STEVE. :-)

 is a RISC OS UserSawadee on 29/05/04 08:05AM
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