Re: RO on a hadware card for a PC?
- From: Rob Kendrick <nntp@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2007 22:44:51 +0100
I've no problem with emulation in principle, but if something goes
wrong with my RO box I either know how to fix it or can get
(invariably helpful) support here: if something goes wrong with my XP
box I don't have a clue, basically, and it would probably take another
computing lifetime to learn. So as I said above, I personally don't
want to have my RO 'computer' sitting on top of Windows.
This is fine. If you're only using Windows as a basis for running VA,
keep regular backups of your RISC OS stuff. When Windows throws a
wobbly (although it should last for years if you're using it to
exclusively run just one app, ie VA), reinstall from the Windows rescue
CD or partition, reinstall VA, done. Most rescue CDs/partitions these
days do their job in about 20 minutes.
Of course, what really needs doing is a Linux version of VA that rather
than being sold as a Linux application, is sold as a whole package with
supported OS: ie, you install from a CD, machine boots into RISC OS.
Linux is just playing a hypervisor-like role for RISC OS, and is never
seen by the user. (This requires relatively small amounts of work to be
done to allow configuration Linux's of networking, printing, etc from
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