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Wakefield 2002 communication

By Chris Williams. Published: 18th Apr 2002, 15:12:16 | Permalink | Printable

Telewest exhibits (updated) RISCOS Ltd. too

With Wakefield 2002 looming ever closer, Drobe was pleased to hear of the following news:

"The organisers of Wakefield 2002, The Acorn RISC OS Show, are pleased to announce for the first time, the presence of Telewest Communications Plc at this year's show", writes Steve Potts, club secretary of the Wakefield RISCOS Computer Club. "Telewest are one of the providers of broadband Internet access, local to Yorkshire and will be demonstrating some of their communications services to visitors at the show."

Drobe is very much looking forward to the show, we'll see you there.

Update 19/4/2002
A late addition to the list of exhibitors will be none other than developers of the desktop incarnation of everybody's favourite OS, RISCOS Ltd..

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Sounds interesting. It would be great if a few more exhibitors not directly associated with RISCOS came along. RISCOS users are not just interested in RISCOS hardware and software, but general computer stuff too e.g. digital camera's, printers, monitors, ISP's, psions, palm pilots, mobile phones,other arm powered devices e.g. Netrider, Simputer, hacked Bush STB's, book sellers e.g. titles about C, PHP, Perl, ARM programming, publishing and design etc etc.

Another suggestions...have a training suite and run 1 hour courses on TechWriter, Vantage, Photodesk, SiteWriter, Fireworks etc

All in all the show looks like it is going to be great. I'm glad to hear RISCOS Ltd, will be attending too.

 is a RISC OS User on 19/4/02 2:30AM
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It's always confused me why Linux and Windows don't have the same problem that RISC OS has - you don't find people refering to WiNdOwS or WIN DOWS or linUX or LIN ux etc.

 is a RISC OS User on 19/4/02 1:24PM
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Excellent suggestions from first guest. How about inviting the Royal Photographic Society. Greenpeace, Friend's of the Earth etc They've never heard of RISC OS

 is a RISC OS User on 19/4/02 6:47PM
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Good idea's, anything to encourage more people to attend has to be good

 is a RISC OS User on 19/4/02 10:08PM
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Does Telewest provide/support/allow broadband internet connections to non windows/mac computers now then?

 is a RISC OS User on 20/4/02 1:52PM
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Talk to R-Comp about hooking up RISC OS to various services

 is a RISC OS User on 20/4/02 11:03PM
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Well now we have DHCP and if they use ethernet it should be simple, but some companies apparently want to set up a connection to windows/mac during an install

 is a RISC OS User on 21/4/02 3:31PM
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When I had TW Broadband installed, the guy just need to know my Ethernet card's MAC address. DHCP then gave the IP and he checked he could get to telewest's homepage in a browser. Easy. Now, can you write instructions to do that which will apply to every RISC OS box? No. People have all sorts of weird internet setups, dialup weirdnesses, browsers of at least 4 different flavours in random places on their drives. Nightmare for the poor grunt from Telewest who has to install. Until RISC OS users "abide" by standard places for putting things like windoze/mac users have, we can't really expect Telewest to cope with us. Now, perhaps R-Comp or someone could come up with a boxed solution which DID install browser in a fixed location and set other stuff up suitably for installing broadband -- work with Telewest -- but then Telewest would "have" to support the Linux camp (they currently "Put up" with linux users, but only install on doze/mac). It's all a question of economics for Telewest/whoever. What's worth their while?

 is a RISC OS Userian on 21/4/02 5:21PM
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The vast majority of ISP's world wide, don't support RISC OS. This doesn't mean RISC OS can't connect to these systems, it just means they don't have the expertise / time / or a RISC OS machine to test on (or may not even know it exists). We should blame them for this, but instead concentrate on documenting how to connect to these various ISP's and making the details available. Paul Vigay has plenty of info on his site and RComp have plenty to offer too.

 is a RISC OS User on 22/4/02 1:55AM
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"Or use a PC card" -- that kinda sums it up. ;-)

 is a RISC OS User on 23/4/02 12:39AM
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Aren't Telewest part owned by Microsoft???

 is a RISC OS User on 23/4/02 10:19AM
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Yes they are. What's your point?

 is a RISC OS User on 24/4/02 5:37PM
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I don't care if they don't know how to install it on RISC OS, as long as they don't say you MUST have a Windows/Mac machine there for them to connect to. When ntl installed cable here they just installed the cable and said plug that into your cablemodem. They probably only support win/mac if you phone them up, but who cares?

 is a RISC OS User on 27/4/02 11:42AM
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