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I would say that RISC OS has a slightly steeper learning curve for the
first few minutes (than windows or a mac), but once you have the basic
concepts, it then becomes very intuitive and promotes understanding of
the system. That would be why many long term RISC OS users move over
to windows and find it easy to use. (Far easier than many long term
Where RISC OS wins is over the network in that it doesn't come up with
loads of services waiting to be hacked.
It also doesn't provide an email client with the functionality to
automatically run programs. (Thought I suspect the latest outlook
express is probably very hard to do that with, now).
Where it is hideously bad is with !boot files, these provide exactly
the same functionality that outlook provided to excute hostile code,
but from a filing system.
This could be improved by only filer_booting nominated folders (apps
utilities etc) and having an extra menu item to manually boot items.
it would also be nice if the lock facility was updated and used by
default. (The Mac seems to get the balance about right).
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