Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Confirm comment report request

Simo: The hardware may as well be dead if it can be emulated quicker than it can be run natively.

STD aren't doing anything which doesn't make sense, since using VA is going to be far cheaper, quicker, and easier than building an entirely RO & ARM solution, and if there's not much of a performance gap then the anti-emulation arguments are largely emotional. If native hardware can't keep up with an emulator then frankly it's had its time.

This same argument seems to come up every time there's an item that mentions emulation. with the same points. I'm surprised to hear quite a few people say that there's loads they do on Windows that they just can't on RISC OS, so they use it most of the time. Unless you need more processing power, or obscure features, I find that's just not the case, for day to day ordinary things.

 is a RISC OS UserSimonC on 03/08/04 5:02PM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Click on the button below to confirm you wish to flag up this comment to the website's administrators. Abuse of this service will be frowned upon and it should only be used to notify us of comments that are extremely distasteful, indecent or otherwise unlawful. If you disagree with an opinion expressed or fact stated in a comment, please take part in the debate rather than expect it to be removed.

Return to the drobe.co.uk front page

Details

Reporting user / IP: / 18.206.48.142
Comment GID: 27466
Timestamp: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 05:02:27 +0000

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • Beginner's guide to manipulating stock photos
    Getting your message across with ArtWorks and Photodesk
     9 comments, latest by sascott on 8/8/06 9:16AM. Published: 6 Aug 2006

  • Random article

  • LCD offer for new Iyonixes
    Pun alert, code red
     1 comment, latest by Timothy609 on 5/3/04 5:37PM. Published: 4 Mar 2004

  • Useful links

    News and media:
    IconbarMyRISCOSArcSiteRISCOScodeANSC.S.A.AnnounceArchiveQercusRiscWorldDrag'n'DropGAG-News

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    Dealers:
    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster

    Usergroups:
    WROCCRONENKACCIRUGSASAUGROUGOLRONWUGMUGWAUGGAGRISCOS.be

    Useful:
    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign


    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "'Public interest' is what tabloids use to trot out all sorts of tat. It's turned into a meaningless term meaning 'I'm just trying to be sensationalist'"
    Page generated in 0.0256 seconds.