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The problem with RISC OS is the user base is too small and IMHO the OS is becoming less of an option for new purchasers. What was not stated in the article was something I heard of a few years ago. Acorn sold MORE machines for non desktop use. Have a look at some of the railway monirotrs telling you what train is at what platform. you might see acorn or risc os mentioned in the bottom left corner. WE also had 2 machines dedicated to cell biology apps written in assembler and basic and I think BIORAD protein-purification units run on riscpc's. The reason is simple; for a system that is purifying something over days, not crashing is crucial. :-)

There is one large field that windows is used almost exclusively (OK some thnigs are on solaris) But I can't say what or why I cant say (sorry). These generally run a custom interface and only use windows as a conduit. A custom OS on ROMs would be usefull since little data is saved to the HD. Most data is saved on MO or floppy. MO is big in Japan. This market is huge.

cheers bob, sadly now developing on windows. Well not me, my 4 programmers are. :-))

 is a RISC OS Usernijinsky on 22/5/03 8:54PM
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