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All the talk about huge hard drives makes me wonder how much data people actually have. Or what they exect their system to do. If they really think that RiscOS is the best system to be manipulating Tb of images they should think again.

Take me for example, I'm a biologist who have a 160Gb external drive I use for files. I've just spent 5 months doing video microscopy. Small image files 40Mb multipage 8 bit TIFF's. I have my desktop, my laptop and my home computer backed up on the drive and I've still only used 100Gb. All my old 500Mb image files from my last project are backed up on DVD.

If people really need 1Tb for their images must be taking 12Mb images by the ton and are a pro photographer. If that is the case then they should NOT be using RiscOS. They should be using a machine that can manipulate these large images quickly. eg a Dual Processor Mac and photoshop. Or like me use my 3Ghz Linux machine and Pixel32.

As for open source of the OS. Well I welcome that wholeheartedly.

All the best Bob

 is a RISC OS Usernijinsky on 19/10/07 1:09PM
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