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RiscPC 2 at RISC OS 2001

Published: 16th Oct 2001, 02:17:36 | Permalink | Printable

A working RISC OS 3.8 Pheobe courtesy of the AAUG, get your cameras ready

If you're not going to RISC OS 2001 to pick up some show specials then maybe you're going to see some of the attractions that spring up at events such as this; there's presentations, developers and the latest RISC OS hardware on show as well as the drobe.co.uk editors wandering about for you to bump into. However who would have guessed that something like this would turn up?

"The AAUG are pleased to announce they will have numerous things of interest at this years RISC OS 2001 show on 20th-21st October", begins the news release drobe.co.uk received from AAUG towers. Here's what they have in store:

A real working Phoebe
See a RiscPC 2, the desktop machine executively axed before Acorn departed in 1998. Inside the pretty yellow box is RISC OS 3.8, IOMD2, VIDC20, PCI interface, SDRAM and hopefully some software to demonstrate the ill-fated machine's power and speed. If you can think of any software, let Neil at AAUG know.
At least for this editor, while seeing a Pheobe in action will probably bring back memories of the gloomy days preceeding Acorn's departure, it's still worth a glance- if only to sigh at what could have been.

Other goodies

  • RiscPC Pizza Oven
  • The usual array of information for all the UK and worldwide user groups
  • AAUG Discount scheme info
  • Signup forms for the AAUG's free RISC OS friendly ISP - AAUG Online
  • AAUG.net email addresses for 1UKP (2UKP for non-usergroup members)
  • Some rare Phoebe development motherboards
  • AAUG's domain registration and web hosting services

The premier annual event RISC OS 2001 is this weekend (20th and 21st October 2001). We'll see you there. Incidentally, if anyone else is going to RISC OS 2001 and would like to help us report on the show, please get in touch.

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How amusing:

A working Phoebe, but three years on, no sign of Omega.

 is a RISC OS User on 16/10/01 11:19AM
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Maybe Microdigital will take a peek at how to make it work!

 is a RISC OS User on 16/10/01 11:30AM
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The elephant man is in a cage next door!

 is a RISC OS User on 16/10/01 2:55PM
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I know Geoff from SASAUG is no male model, but I wouldnt go that far!!!

 is a RISC OS User on 16/10/01 3:11PM
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It will at least be of some interest.

 is a RISC OS Userowengriffin on 16/10/01 6:46PM
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This comments more about the Omega, I haven't heard anything on it for a while. Did it get launched at the Evoluon on Saturday? Will it be with us this weekend??

 is a RISC OS User on 16/10/01 7:27PM
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The AAUG will also have a working Netfax (Daytona) - the RISC OS-based fax console!

 is a RISC OS User on 17/10/01 10:01AM
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Re: Omega. No. Hope so.

 is a RISC OS User on 17/10/01 12:21PM
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As MD don't have a stand at the RISC OS show, I doubt we'll see an Omega there.

 is a RISC OS User on 17/10/01 9:29PM
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They didn't last year either.

 is a RISC OS User on 18/10/01 9:54AM
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Arse :-(

 is a RISC OS User on 19/10/01 12:07PM
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pizza's good

 is a RISC OS User on 21/10/01 11:55PM
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doesn't the computer smells with a pizza oven in it?:p

 is a RISC OS User on 6/11/01 2:50PM
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