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Looking at Jwoody's list... * Math Acceleration ( read as Floating point ) Not actually a RISC OS issue. If chips with floating point hardware are utilised, this can be used, and has before.

* Virtual Memory You can buy this; admittedly it isn't available 'out of the box'.

* Web browsing Widely known to exist.

I may concede some of the others as desirable, although doing the comparison the other way could also generate a list of equally or perhaps more desirable features.

In my opinion probably the major advantage of RISC OS is that it allows the average user to actually compute, rather than just perform a number of defined tasks.

 is a RISC OS UserLoris on 2/11/05 12:06PM
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