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The Year 2000
If you are browing this site using a web browser that occupies more than 700k (yes K - Kilobytes) of disc space, then you have an inefficient system. Not only is smaller code, more reliable and compact, it can save valuable resources and even loading time. At the end of the day surely it is productivity that counts and not whether or not you have a 'Pentium inside' sticker on the box - in my view the best place for these stickers is on the bin!
How many megabytes does Windows occupy? How many times does it crash? How many times does it do something you didn't expect, or didn't want it to? A computer system should be your slave, not your master. The limiting factor in computer creativity should be your own imagination. You shouldn't need to say "Oh I could do this if only the computer did that....".
Even back in 1987 Acorn computer systems had an icon bar (or what Microsoft later imitated and called a task bar in Windows95) at the bottom of the screen. RISC OS allows you full and complete drag and drop, multiple windows on the screen and the ability to drag windows BEHIND other windows. How often have you used Word for Windows only to find that as soon as you click on it, it covers up what you were already working on. Wouldn't it be nice (and more productive) if you could open a drawing program, design a logo, and simply drag the logo from one application straight into a word processor - without either putting its window to the front, filling the screen or generally messing up your existing screen layout.
Wouldn't it be nice to relax with the thought that you could turn your machine on, always knowing that it would always boot into the desktop, virus free and ready to use? You can if you're using a non Wintel computer. What's more, you always have been able to - for the past ten years.
Before adding more to Bill Gates bank balance, by installing a Microsoft product on your computer, why don't you take a serious look at alternative systems such as Linux, RISC OS or Mac OS? I guarantee you won't be disappointed. In fact, you'll be amongst millions of people now deciding to ditch Microsoft products and join the real world of computing - stress-free and without software hassles.
Also, ask yourself how many times you have had to upgrade your machine over the last ten years? How BIG is Windows? It is fully possible, as demonstrated by Acorn, to obtain a fully multi-tasking, windows based operating system not only Rom based, but in under 4Mbytes of memory.