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In reply to markee174: It's ironic you mention TechWriter and Artworks - those 2 apps (along with OvationPro) - are things I often sing the praises of on a number of (non-RISC OS) boards (especially compared to a number of apps I now use on Linux) - so I couldn't agree with you more - they are a great testament to the platform - but we really are running on them - all we've had since Acorn's demise is a number of mid range machines (+ the Iyonix of course!), and continual improvement on seminal apps (as mentioned above) - but there just seems be a general malaise about really pushing the platform forward (and forward in a way which it's renowned for) - for example we still don't have a capable browser (my fingers are crossed for NetSurf!) - we have FireFox (and as great an achievement as that is, it's not pushing forward in the RISC OS way of doing things - fast, efficient and productive) - where's the basic software that people insist on a computer - standard office (lower case o!), better connectivity with mobile devices, media playing (and I'm not talking actually being able to play just MP3's - although again back when this was first done on RISC OS - it was fast, efficient and productive on hardware that many would've argued wasn't up to the task!) - sorry if I'm ranting on here, it's late and I'm still at work - but I really don't want to see the platform die (pretty much like everyone I assume!) - but I equally don't want to see if remain with a minute userbase and a lack of innovative software and solutions - something I can't help but feel it's coming to, and it makes me more than a little saddened. OK, I'll stop ranting, it did go on a little didn't it ;-)

Regards, Ryan

 is a RISC OS Userdrjones69 on 15/5/06 6:44PM
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