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By Chris Williams. Published: 24th Mar 2005, 18:53:26 | Permalink | Printable

German RISC OS event gets coverage

Coverage of RISC OS event on TVWe normally shy away from reporting on RISC OS appearing in mainstream media, mainly because we wish to avoid being stereotyped as 'fan boys'. However, seeing as this particular discovery is so out of the blue and even managed to make this cynical editor smile, we'll give it a shot.

German RISC OS dealer A4 has revealed screengrabs of coverage of last Saturday's Auto event on a local TV news channel. Broadcast through the ether and via cable TV, the package was shown on the RBW channel.

Clips from the report show close ups of Microdigital kit and posters, RISC OS Select running on an Omega and A4's Detlef Thielsch. It would seem our elusive pals at Microdigital are pretty good at getting press in Germany.

Maybe it's about time we start rattling our BBC contacts. Amusingly, the RBW screengrabs were captured on an Iyonix, using a PCI TV card.

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Lets hope it increase sales in that area of Germany.

And well done to A4 for the publicity

 is a RISC OS UserRevin Kevin on 24/3/05 7:37PM
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"Amusingly, the RBW screengrabs were captured on an Iyonix, using a PCI TV card."

Ouch!

 is a RISC OS Usersimo on 24/3/05 8:04PM
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Nice to see RISC OS publically in the media for a change.

Would someone care to briefly comment what the German news article link says "pretty good at getting press" in English please.

 is a RISC OS UserSawadee on 25/3/05 1:39AM
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It's in such situations that having a distinctive looking product can really pay off, something Apple seem to have grasped totally. All of the Iyonixi miss out through being housed in bland cases. A point to keep in mind when planning Iyonix2, the A9, or whatever, perhaps.

 is a RISC OS Usermartin on 25/3/05 1:15PM
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In the absence of a native German speaker, here's my translation of the headline:

'With programmable hardware against the dreaded crash.'

'Arche Acorn User Club presented a novel computing concept in Müllingsen. The owner of the English manufacturing company himself came to town.'

The article begins 'Totally secure from crashes, fast and programmable in hardware to the individual needs of the user - thus was it presented on the occasion of the "Arche Acorn User Club" (founded 1994) Roadshow; a computing concept that will reportedly instill fear in the PC industry standards which rule worldwide.'

While Micro Digital is mentioned in the subsequent text, the technology isn't refered to by name or really analysed.

 is a RISC OS Usercdaniels on 25/3/05 2:04PM
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I'll accept that the earlier Iyonix's looked dull, but the Panther is quite fetching.

I get lots of positive comments about my Panther sat on the desk at school. Although folks haven't much of a clue what OS it's running :-(.

 is a RISC OS Userniftybit on 25/3/05 6:57PM
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modern RISC OS computers now use PC form factors so its easy peasy to make them look groovy

neither of our Iyonixes are now beige...

mine's big n black & my wife's is tiny and black/silver :-)

pity you can't theme scanners & printers... ;-)

 is a RISC OS UserROHC on 25/3/05 7:20PM
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I'd consider sourcing another panther case for my PeeCee, quite frankly. it's an awesome-looking case. Vaguely monolithic, with a temperature readout and power light the only signs of any life at all.

 is a RISC OS Userjymbob on 25/3/05 11:30PM
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As easy as it is to wasp cases on PC syle computer, you still can't squeeze them into a barely 2 inch thick TFT LCD, including the PSU and make it look as attractive and eye catching as the Apple iMac, which I think was the point martin was trying to make. (It's more common to see an Apple Mac or notebook on TV or in films than a PC!)

 is a RISC OS UserSmiler on 26/3/05 10:36AM
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Sorry, "wasp" should say "swap" :(. Where is that editting feature?

 is a RISC OS UserSmiler on 26/3/05 10:37AM
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Incidentally, people were re-casing Iyonixes into separately purchased Panther-style cases even before Castle offered it as an option. So it's obviously distinctive enough for some people.

The problem with focusing on being "eye-catching" is that it involves paying big chunks of money to designers, and can still end up with a finished product that alienates half the potential purchasers anyway - think back to all the moaning about the bright yellow Risc PC 2 case.

dgs

 is a RISC OS Userdgs on 26/3/05 12:50PM
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In reply to: cdaniels

Thanks for the translation, interesting bold public statements.

 is a RISC OS UserSawadee on 27/3/05 5:12AM
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