Well, seems that RISCOS Ltd finally has a chance to sell more 26 bit RISC OS 4 licenses since all those dealers start to offer them "RISC OS-Laptops" Not that it is a real surprise since no real Laptop with RISC OS is available but it is a pity since I get the impresson that there are just two current RISC OS systems available now: IYONIX pc and Windows Systems with VirtualRPC and more and more companies opting for the quick money by offering virtual RISC OS systems (some companies even trying to hide the fact that they do so! whereas other are fair enough explicitely state that it's just an emulation and that real RISC OS hardware is available too).
To a certain extent I'm happy that cheaper Hardware running RISC OS is available since it could get more users to use RISC OS - please note that "RISC OS Laptops" are pretty expensive, that is usually cost more than an IYONIX pc. I'm not happy at all that with the Virtual RISC OS systems running old 26 bit RISC OS 4! Castle started the 32 Bit for RISC OS with RISC OS 5 but it seems that too many companies offering things for RISC OS don't care to follow on into the new RISC OS arena which makes use of new processors and the like possible.
Hi developers, please keep up making your apps available for 32 Bit, that is for real RISC OS hardware! And Hi RISCOS Ltd please start developing your Select modules so that they can be used on RISC OS 5 - I'm sure that quite a few of the Select enhancements can be written as a lodeable module.