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Your point of "won't developers moan if they have to develop for more than one architecture" is a tad moot. In autumn 1992 Acorn estimated there were 200,000 active RISC OS users. In spring 2006 Paul Middleton estimated there were 6,000 active RISC OS users. If that number never goes higher than 6,000 it's not worth the effort of developer doing *any* development. If supporting more than one architecture gets them more sales, developers will support more than one architecture.

I also note with amusement the changes in your argument between your two large posts.

Oh and by the way Itanium isn't an x86 architecture chip, it is its own, it also has x86 compatability instructions as well as the IA-64 ones, but the OSes that were compiled up for Itanium use the IA-64 ones not the x86 ones.

 is a RISC OS Userflibble on 02/09/06 02:04AM
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