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arawnsley: out of all people, I am suprised you are selling and promoting Windows machines. If I bought one of your Windows machines to emulate RISC OS on, I certainly wouldn't buy WebsterXL, I'd nip into Windows and use Mozilla or Internet Explorer. I wouldn't buy HTMLEdit Studio, I'd use one of the numerous free or nearly-free Windows apps that are frankly more capable, or I'd use Dreamweaver. And that's just RComp products that are suffering.

No way would I use Photodesk, I'd use Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro, which are light years ahead of Photodesk. I'd be using XaraX or Illustrator instead of ArtWorks.

I'd be suprised if anyone would struggle along with a RISC OS Web browser or even bother to buy one when several free, superior ones could be used on the same machine, under Windows.

It hardly helps the RISC OS software scene by encouraging people to use Windows, which you are doing whether you intend to or not. Plus promoting Windows machines as faster than an IyonixPC for some operations is hardly going to help IyonixPC sales and if you succeed in killing off real hardware development then you effectively kill off a viable market. As has been said before, no OS survives via emulation, except as a novelty.

Only fast native hardware has a chance of encouraging software development.

 is a RISC OS Userarenaman on 10/7/04 8:31PM
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