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Come on folks, what is it with the obsession with not using Windows? I used to have that, when I was comparing a SA-RPC to a P166/Win95!

OK, so Windows has virus/security issues, but RISC OS relies on security by obscurity and probably has more viruses per user!

My Win2K Pro box is certainly more stable than RO4 (XP Pro is about the same) and why do people think an ARM board in a PC is a lesser evil than VirtualRPC - just because it's hardware?

Personally, I doubt if I would even use RISC OS anymore if it weren't for RedSquirrel, and then it's only for testing RO apps I write, and testing websites on basic browsers. The 2 SA-RPC's are gathering dust, whilst I use my Win2K Pro laptop for surfing/music, my 2 XP Pro boxes for DVD burning, games, emulation and photo-retouching, and the Linux box for firewall/programming.

I guess I've got to the point that Computer Concepts got to a few years back - I can develop C/C++/C#/Java apps in 30 seconds on Win/Lin (using Kylix, SharpDevelop, C++Builder, JBuilder, VisualStudio....) that would take 3 days to write on RISC OS.

Has anyone else noticed that most of the new software these days for RISC OS is basically just apps to provide functionality that Windows has had BUILT IN for years (like printer/USB drivers, IM clients, web browsers....)

 is a RISC OS Usersimo on 26/10/03 8:11PM
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