Back into the ITU, it's the RISCWorld letters page...
After a surprise recovery last issue the letters page has taken a turn for the worse and has had to to go back onto an intravenous drip. So lets see what letters we have actually received...
UniPrint is a very useful program and one I often recommend to VirtualAcorn users as it allows the use of any Windows printer. I'm not sure what you mean about an application launcher, UniPrint comes with a file launcher that allows you to load a file under Windows. You might find that the file launcher only works when the file you are trying to launch is on the same drive as your scrap folder. You may be interested to know that HostFS also supports a command for opening files under Windows from inside RISC OS. You can find more details on this in the VirtualAcorn article in this issue.
As for having your enquiry dealt with by the boss, you are right, it's great and you are right, you don't get that from Microsoft, because Microsoft has enough money to employ people to answer the phones! If you think about the average RISC OS company might consist of 4 people, so you have a 1 in 4 chance of speaking to the boss on your first attempt. Microsoft employs tens of thousands of people, so even assuming Bill Gates answered his own phone the chance of getting him on the line is very very small.
Ane now it's cock up corner once again...
I can only apologise, a closing quote got missed out from a link and caused chaos. The problem only shows in some browsers, if you try looking at the article in Browse, for example, then it all comes out fine. Normally we check each article in a range of browsers to make sure that they are OK. Somehow this one got missed out hence the problem. It has been corrected for the end of year compilation in this issue.
The article was sent in plain text format and got converted to HTML by adding the mark up codes, so the fault only occurred when the HTML was added. I must have missed the www.pledgebank.com URL when I went through and HTMLed the file. So the articles were fine when they were sent in because they didn't have any of the HTML added at that point!
Look on the bright side we have discussed it on the letters page, and re-published it, all at no extra charge, now that's what I call service!
Well that's it for this letter(s) page. I would like to thank our letter writers, but we need more, to mis-quote a well known individual..."send us your F***ing letters!" So please do write to us using the following e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.