WOOT! It's a 32bit XScale RISC OS PC!By Chris Williams. Published: 17th Oct 2002, 07:40:19 | Permalink | Printable
RISC OS 5 and XScale are much closer than we thought it seems! A quick browse to Castle's website shows a link to Iyonix PC -- what's this?
RISC OS 5? 32Bit? XScale? PC? Good grief! It seems that the rumour mill that was bandied around on Usenet recently has some reality behind it. Castle's recent release of the 32bit tools foreboded something "in the works" but surely this is too good to be true? Scamper on over to www.iyonix.com for yourself and see the spec:
RISC OS 5
High speed podules
UDMA 100 hard drive
Coming soon? How soon? RISCOS Ltd have only just got 4.32 out the door and now 5's right on the cards. That's impressive work.
If all this spec is true it puts quite a spin on to Microdigital's assertion that no 32bit RISC OS exists and questions the need to keep the StrongARM in Omega. It's rather nice that this Iyonix machine also supports podules, so you can have a smoother and more controlled move from your existing hardware to Iyonix then just jumping straight at PCI-everything.
Castle will be showing this new wonder at the SE show in Guildford on Saturday 2nd November. Be there.
Previous: Select 2: Your survival guide
Next: 32bit analysis: Your guide
DiscussionViewing threaded comments | View comments unthreaded, listed by date | Skip to the end
Please login before posting a comment. Use the form on the right to do so or create a free account.
Search the archives
Today's featured article
Using an A3010 as a central heating controller
Should have used an Intel processor to heat the water, snicker
17 comments, latest by MartinA on 21/10/05 4:02PM. Published: 17 Oct 2005
Apple Mac VirtualRiscPC leaves beta
Emulation software on sale in time for Wakefield 2008
27 comments, latest by Charlie on 2/7/08 1:57PM. Published: 20 Apr 2008
News and media:
RISCOS Ltd •
RISC OS Open •
MW Software •
Advantage Six •
CJE Micros •
Liquid Silicon •
Chris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collection •
The Register •
The Inquirer •
Apple Insider •
BBC News •
Sky News •
Google News •