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A couple of notes: First of all, let me point out how significant this is. heise.de is not just "an online German magazine". It is the most important one, one that is read by almost all IT professionals. For most people, it is the main daily source of information about what is going on in the IT world. In terms of importance, it is a bit like Slashdot for the English-speaking community, but rather different because it is published by the most important German IT magazine publisher. So, this is really a great thing!

Overall, the article strikes a very positive note, which is almost unusual for an article about RISC OS machines from this very technically minded magazine.

Unfortunately, the translation lacks in quite a few points, turning some of what was said into the opposite: "Acorn user magazine" was not mentioned, the article mentioned the "Acorn User newsletter" from ANS (something I did not know existed). The article does not say that the 2.5-fold increase is "comparable to Moore's law", but just the opposite: It said that onsidering Moore's law which predicts a doubling of processing power every two years, this 2.5 increase is not a giant leap. The final sentence is a bit more benevolent in the German version than in the translation. It says: "RISC OS enthusiasts, who have been patiently waiting for 8 years, will be prepared to dip more deeply into their pockets".

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