If Emmulators are bad for software I cant see it. I bought datapower because of VA5000. In addition, why does RISC OS HAVE to run on ARM? I've said before but I'll say again. I firmly beleive most people use RISC OS for the OS. If it runs better on a x86 then I dont care (note I didn't say windows.) Indeed if you look at BeOS it is on the way back and it runs on x86 oh and linux.
Now if VRPC ran on linux I could use it on my server and desktop. (well my Linux desktop) In addition why not get it to run on BSD? Indeed comercial companies wanting a custom app on RISC OS under Emmulation would be better on BSD. (for licensing etc.