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In reply to adamr: Why do I like running the RO/ARM combination? Well the original comment was in the context of a PDA/tablet so I think the answer there is obvious.

Why do I have an ARM-based desktop machine? Because I admire the elegance of the ARM architecture and I've thought that the x86 architecture was bodged (from somewhen around the 8080, let alone the 8086). I like the low power consumption (that delivers the fan-free and hence silent Iyonix, quite apart from the other benefits). I have an old-fashioned affinity to the British CPU maker and its Acorn roots. I value diversity and choice. I am appalled by how little WINTEL have achieved with all that revenue. RO/ARM does what I want to do; starts up quickly; shuts down quickly; avoids most viruses. Because I can. Hell - it's my hobby so it's my choice.

Hum, was that a rant?

 is a RISC OS UserTonyStill on 03/08/04 9:30PM
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