Oregano 2 goes publicBy Chris Williams. Published: 6th Mar 2003, 21:32:42 | Permalink | Printable
Web browser on sale now. Demo finally out [Updated 20:49 7/3/2003]
We've received unofficial word that Oregano 2, the follow up to the original Oregano 1 web browser developed by Oregan and published by Castle, is now available online to the end user public. An upgrade from Oregano 1 to Oregano 2 looks like it'll cost 58 quid inc. VAT - more details from Castle's software page.
Already drobe.co.uk reader Grahame Parish has informed us that he's ordered an O1 to O2 upgrade via the Castle website and is awaiting a CD to be posted, how exciting. Iyonix users have already been issued with an Oregano 2 upgrade, we're awaiting an official statement from Castle, as usual, to announce the release of the next major version of their web browser for RISC OS.
The Oregano 2 demo is now available online, you can download it and test drive it yourself, as we have. The browser demo from our first few minutes of surfing with it seems competent enough. A number of users are claiming Castle originally said that the upgrade path for Oregano 1 to Oregano 2 would be free to existing users and are upset at the upgrade cost. riscos.org come to the rescue here, shedding light on the suitation having contacted Castle directly.
"We have been in touch with Jack Lillingston [managing director of Castle - Ed], who tells us that Oregan were going to do the upgrade free of charge, but a change of policy meant that Castle had to pay a considerable sum for the new version", writer Andrew Harmsworth states in the riscos.org coverage of Oregano 2. "The new version has been ported from Oregan's Interactor code and does mean that further enhancements will drop off the line relativly easily, as Oregano keeps track with Interactor."
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