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Realname: Alex Singleton
About me:Alex Singleton was formerly an IT journalist, writing the Business Column for Acorn User (1994-5), and more generally in RISC User, Archive, Personal Computer World, PC Direct and ComputerActive. He has worked on Fleet Street and now runs a public relations agency
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On Could public cash save our software?:

I don't think public money is the answer. What is lacking is a compelling reason to use RISC OS. It's all very well saying that the iconbar works in a particular way, but that's just a question of taste, not a reason to switch. In the old days, Sibelius was a real reason to use RISC OS. Similarly, before Windows 3.1, RISC OS (unlike Windows) printed excellently to dot matrix printers. Sibelius was a compelling reason in the mid-90s. Nowadays, is there one? If RISC OS is worth investing in, private investors will do so. RISC OS companies wanting investment need to devise a strategy that will deliver profits.

The office suite that's really needed is OpenOffice.

 is a RISC OS Useralexsingleton on 8/7/06 5:53PM
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On Why so much infighting?:

In the Acorn market, the size of the cake is shrinking, so people row about who gets a bigger slice. Many of the people in the market have become emotionally attached to the market. Rows cease to be a temporary thing, something often used as a bargaining tool, and instead linger...

 is a RISC OS Useralexsingleton on 1/7/06 10:22PM
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On Acorn brand name in PC laptop launch:

Trademarks have to be registered for each "class" of business you want to protect. The Element 14 ownership of the word "Acorn" seems merely to be a trademark over printed publications, not over computers. But it does have a pretty comprehensive trademark of the nut part of the Acorn logo.

 is a RISC OS Useralexsingleton on 5/5/06 9:50PM
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On Mac VirtualRiscPC undaunted by Apple x86 switch:

Were there any emulators that ran on the BBC Micro? ;-)

 is a RISC OS Useralexsingleton on 13/6/05 8:07PM
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