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Irrespective of quality (and I'm not disagreeing with the points made), the emulator boxes offer advantages: access to cheap/speedy kit; dual purpose; but what is the future for native RO hardware, assuming (as I do) that it is desirable to be able to run RO natively as well as under emulation? Given the discrepancy in development effort between ARM chips (low-power, cool-running, embedded usage) and the x86 - and for that matter the PowerPC - architecture (high-power, high-heat, workstation usage) it's only a matter of time before the performance of native hardware is eclipsed by the emulators, at which point the native-hardware desktop market ceases to be viable. So logically the next stage in RO's desktop development is migration to /native/ operation on another platform...No?

 is a RISC OS Useranon/ on 07/12/03 7:17PM
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