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To MRTD: I'd agree with your four 'pro' points, though not necessarily in that order. I'd add 'ease of use' as well, although this ties into point 3 also. I thought as I became more familiar with NT and various Mac OS versions over the years that I would use RO less, but I find the reverse to be the case. That said, I'm in a minority of one here: my wife and eldest son both prefer Windows - it does what they /expect/ a computer to do, never mind that that might not be the most intuitive/elegant behaviour. Younger son is studying graphic design and moved from Artworks on the RPC to Mac OSX on an iMac. The thing that worries me is not RO so much as the pace and direction of ARM chip development. We are already at a point where, if the various nudges and winks are to be believed, the higher spec Win-RO hybrids are giving the Iyonix a run for its money for speed in real-world tasks; no doubt further tweaking of VRPC and speed increases on the PC side will tip the balance further away from the Iyonix. Hardly surprising when you're comparing a superscalar 3Ghz chip with a 0.6Ghz single-instruction per cycle one (don't know the technical term). It will become increasingly difficult to persuade people like me to spend twice as much money on an ARM based RO machine if it is actually less capable than equivalent hybrids. I know we shouldn't play these clock-speed games, but getting above the 1Ghz level with native machinery before mid-year is important for a number of reasons IMHO: or radically reducing the price level of the Iyonix...


 is a RISC OS Userbucksboy on 04/03/04 6:10PM
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