RiscStation domains expireBy Chris Williams. Published: 1st May 2005, 09:41:36 | Permalink | Printable
On your bikeTheir domain names may have expired, but the curtains haven't yet closed on RiscStation. Although their .co.uk address is still functioning past its renewal deadline, riscstation.com has stopped completely.
However, Roy Heslop of RiscStation says the company is still going, just in case something "comes out of the woodwork" to boost its range of native computers. The company, we're told, sold only a couple of ARM7500 powered machines in 2004, so they're in no rush to especially fork out for hosting and domain costs right now.
In previous years, Roy's other business, CTA Direct, has kept RiscStation afloat. Now, Roy's new enterprise of selling bicycles has proved to be far more profitable than flogging RISC OS kit, having sold "a shedload of bikes". When the new website for that business is set up, Roy says he'll move the RiscStation website over to the new web host - which could be within the next week or so.
RiscStation was formed in 1999 and together with Simtec, produced one of the first RISC OS 4 powered computers to emerge from the collapse of Acorn, all in time for Christmas 1999. This was way back in the good old days of laptop hopes, Imago motherboard dreams and a thin veil of cooperation.
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