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leeshep: Indeed, those are my main concerns as well and I suppose of a lot of other people too.

Nonetheless this is great news in itself and something people have been asking for ever since the initial proof-of-concept version was demoed a few years ago. I wonder how much has changed since then, since this still is a beta test version. However, I find it a bit odd that the emulator requires the (still) latest version of OS X, namely 10.4 'Tiger', but only runs on machines that have been phased out last year, ergo are no longer manufactured. I'd say this significantly narrows the audience. Ofcourse, if VirtualAcorn expects people to install Windows on their Intel-based Macs just to run the software, they should realise they're taking a risk. I, for one, will definitely not install Windows just to be able to run VRPC, since OS X meets practically all my other requirements.

I spent my time about 50% on RISC OS and 50% on Mac OS X. I'm sure a lot of (ex-)RO users have opted for the Mac, since, apart from a host of other reasons, OS X has so much in common with RISC OS. I understand the argument regarding market-share well, but even if the Mac has only 5% (or whatever) that does entail millions of computers. If one then realises a relatively small number has some affinity with RISC OS, or simply are ex-RO users, that should still prove a rather significant audience for VirtualAcorn. I know for a fact a lot of people in the Netherlands (and abroad) have switched to the Mac and would like to run RISC OS every now and then. I know most of these people do not use Windows privately, nor do they have any intention of running it for various reasons. What I'm saying is that VirtualAcorn might be losing dozens of sales should they choose to stick with just a PowerPC version.

 is a RISC OS UserhEgelia on 17/5/07 9:14PM
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