Castle admit Oregano2 launchBy Chris Williams. Published: 19th Mar 2003, 15:17:18 | Permalink | Printable
Either that or they felt we needed remindingIt's only taken them just under two weeks to confirm our initial coverage of the Oregano2 release but hey, it means the company that brought us the XScale powered Iyonix gets a second run on the drobe.co.uk frontpage. Today Castle have finally got round to officially issuing a statement announcing the release of their Oregano2 web browser (developed by Oregan), describing Oregano as a "fully-featured web browser for RISC OS systems". Sure. In their unexpectedly concise announcement, Castle spokesman Mike Williams lists the following O2 features:
Pricing details for new users and those upgrading from Oregano1.10 are available here and you may remember the commotion caused when Oregano1.10 users, originally promised free upgrades to Oregano2 by Castle, found out they needed to fork out cash to obtain the latest versions of Oregano. It turns out, after a breeze of refreshing effort from riscos.org, that the decision to charge for Oregano upgrades was made by Castle after an unexpected U-turn in policy by developers Oregan, according to Castle management. Now that punters are having to pay for updates to their browser, we assume they'll want to be happy that it's worth the money.
So, don't forget you can download a time limited, slightly crippled demo version for free before you buy - don't worry, we're told the full version can open more than one browser window unlike the demo. Incidentally, we ran our demo copy just now only for it to suddenly run an updater and grab some updates. Spyware? Perhaps not but we did for a second think we were getting a free full copy of the software. The update appears to have brought in proper working scrollbars which is a relief and also worthy of note, the tabbed choices window has our approval.
But of course, you read all of this last fortnight.
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