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Jaco: perhaps that's your impression, but I have a different view. Although MS Windows has improved dramatically since the combination of NT and "Wintendo" (95/98/ME) flavours into 2000 and XP, I find it still does odd things that make me thankful for RISC OS. It is generally regarded as stable, but it is an unpredictable OS. I can't tell you how long it will take to open a particular application - sometimes Firefox takes 30-60 seconds on my P4 2GHz, depending on what files are already cached. I also can't tell you whether or not I'll have to reinstall a USB driver when I move the device from one port to another (this happens more often than not with non-generic devices). I can't tell you when explorer.exe (not iexplore.exe) will decide to cane the HD for an unknown reason, slowing the system to a crawl.

Most RISC OS users don't feel entirely comfortable using Windows because of these and other issues. I've used Windows every day since 1991 but I still spend more time in front of a native RISC OS box.

Good for you if you find Windows ten times better and easier than RISC OS, but you have to remember this is your own experience, and asking people to stay realistic is virtually meaningless. Personally, I can't put a value on how "better and easier" I find RISC OS.

 is a RISC OS Userksattic on 06/08/04 7:09PM
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