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timephonix: I assume you mean Select rather than RO4, but I doubt if any Iyonix owners will agree with you. You don't survive by looking nice, you survive by delivering on your commitment to your customers. RO5 users have got an OS that runs on the fastest and most flexible RISC OS hardware and is being continually developed via mainly free updates, and very reasnable priced upgrades for additional hardware functionality.

Where as if Iyonix owners were relying on ROL (assuming they even decided to support the largest user base of post Acorn machines), they'd have been paying £100 a year for the past two years for absolutely sod all, and being told to stump up some more cash for promised features which are available "any day now", but no one has even seen a demo of.

If anything is going to die off, its going to be the Select subscriber base and hence ROL, as you can't expect people to put up with this sort of nonsense with all the compelling reasons to just walk away from the RISC OS platform. There are a lot of good features in Select which are currently being wasted through lack of developer support being restricted to a small proportion of the userbase, and they are going to be lost forever if ROL go under. There is no way the complex tangle of IP rights and opaque management of ROL will ever make it a viable proposition for Castle or anyone else to rescue.

But this isn't a case of weather Select or RO5 is going to win, its more a question of it there is going to be anyone left to care.

 is a RISC OS Userdruck on 22/5/06 11:05AM
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