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knutson: "They are in competition with each other and need to sell machines to stay afloat."

Competition okay, but needing to sell machines to stay afloat? Unlikely, since they most probably couldn't - our market (the desktop RO market) is simply a nice, welcome side-benefit to their primary developments marketing. Embedded stuff or whatever that is.

As a RO user, I feel confused about some of this news. You know, I don't even know if I want to upgrade, since I just don't know what I'm gonna get! I greatly value Drobe for bringing us this news, but it still worries me. I hope when the A9home gets released (at Wakefield?) it will be presented with a nice piece of product marketing, including wtf its version of RO means/does since outside of Drobe, there's no way of knowing. I'm also interested if besides playing, recording audio works.

Am I such an idiot that I just expect a product page somewhere?

Because "RISC OS Select 4pre8 (32bit)" implies to me it will be 32 bit Select 4, which has, for the most part, been paid for by subscribers. If I buy an A9Home, will it be 'dirty' in that sense? I will not be sitting pretty with an A9home, which was paid by fellow dedicated enthusiasts who got nothing for it in return, except the satisfaction of supporting certain 'developments'. Yes, I know those that re-subscribed after ... / xxx will get a BETA release of Select 4, to encourage them to pay again to get the real deal. Will A9home's Select 4 also be a Beta? No, don't think so. What will be the differences...?

Furthermore, I am not content with paying for duplicate developments, because the kids-in-charge can't play nice. They are scaring me away, while I love RO. Now there are 3 Shared C Libraries, of which I hope the Open Source one will be adopted by both Castle and RISCOS Middleton Developments Ltd. Thanks for your patience.

 is a RISC OS UserhEgelia on 18/4/06 10:26AM
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