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arenaman: I never said that it could'nt possibly work, only that it is generally speaking better that the consumer have a choice, than not have a choice. At one point there were lots of Mac clones, and although it was not terribly successful, they were quite a lot cheaper than Macs of today and forced Apple to get more competitive. Your argument makes a lot of sense in principle, but what works for one company (Apple) certainly has not for Acorn, not famed for fast development or lower prices. Lower prices certainly do come with economies of scale, but having one manufacturer also means that they charge what they like (within reason) and there is no alternative for those of us who must have RISC OS. The point I am making is that you could get yourself an Iyonix, and I could get myself an Omega but it does not mean we support different causes, just that we chose different models/brands of computer.

 is a RISC OS Userthegman on 25/2/03 10:14PM
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