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drobe.co.uk pilfers elusive Omega

By Chris Williams. Published: 30th Mar 2003, 22:04:24 | Permalink | Printable

Mine! All mine! And we have the photos to prove it

Oh yes, drobe.co.uk has finally got its hands on an Omega and we have all the photos to prove it. With the aid of entai.co.uk, we've been given a thrilling, unique and independent insight into, and brace yourselves, an Omega being lifted out of a box and placed on a table. No less. For contractual legal reasons involving a third party, we cannot go into detail on how we were able to get hold of the Omega.

Over the past month or so, we've been drowning in photos of other Omegas appearing in Germany and we were feeling very left out having witnessed many exciting motherboard, box and case photos. Jules Zimmerle even took pictures of his Omega starting up leaving us to choke on our own jealous rage. But the tables have turned and we can also now bring you yet more photos of a device that's unreleased - an Omega, which incidentally we're told was on its way to Greece.

Behold: an Omega

One of our budding editorial consultants benchmarks the device

It goes without saying that no animals or sane people were harmed in this stunt. More photos and details from the links section. Incidentally, another batch of Omega photos from Microdigital's Soest visit can be found here courtesy of Ralf Flessenkamper.


Omega photographed with captions by entai.co.uk [entai mirror]

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Ohm y god. That's rubbish! -- Rob

 is a RISC OS Userrob on 30/3/03 11:22PM
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This is cutting edge, I think you'll find.

Chris, drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 30/3/03 11:32PM
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That poor animal's just a guineapig.

 is a RISC OS Usermikeg on 30/3/03 11:34PM
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Isn't this news item due in two days time, say on April 1st?

Or do you have something better planned for then? :o

 is a RISC OS UserPhlamethrower on 30/3/03 11:34PM
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looks like they have finally decided on a decent case for the omega

 is a RISC OS Usernex on 31/3/03 1:24AM
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nex: careful, you're in danger of making a terrible pun.

-- Peter, drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 31/3/03 8:59AM
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This is far too surreal for Monday morning.

 is a RISC OS Userhutchies on 31/3/03 9:24AM
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Surreal? Bah. Try 'The Lost Omega' or 'EraserOmega'. ;)

 is a RISC OS Userdanielbarron on 31/3/03 9:32AM
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That is poor to say the least.

 is a RISC OS UserNodoid on 31/3/03 2:19PM
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/me awaits the mpegs :)

 is a RISC OS Usermonkeyson on 31/3/03 5:23PM
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Yiikes MD seem to have dropped the serial, parallel and a few other ports from the Omega !

People shouldn't stand for this ;)

-- Annraoi McShane,

 is a RISC OS UserAMS on 31/3/03 6:13PM
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I'd keep that guinea pig away from any red squirrels.

 is a RISC OS Usermonkeyson on 31/3/03 6:19PM
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Nodoid: "That is poor to say the least."

We love you too Nodoid!

-- Dougal

 is a RISC OS UserDougal on 31/3/03 8:53PM
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I'm reliably informed that the Guinea Pig is called Ix.

That's as in "Aye, yon Ix has just bitten a chunk out of the Omega". Now he'll have to regurgitate it under the GPL (the Guinea Pig Licence, silly).

Perhaps I'll go back to my coding now...

 is a RISC OS UserTonyStill on 31/3/03 9:00PM
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mikeg: Excuse me, but calling drobe.co.uk editors animals isn't a nice thing to do. Think before you offend people needlessly.

 is a RISC OS Usertakkaria on 31/3/03 9:05PM
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-- Peter, drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 31/3/03 9:07PM
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I for sure can tell you that that Omega is not going to be my Amiga. But I do like the guinea pig. What's its name... let me guess.... Phoebe :-P

 is a RISC OS UserEPDM on 3/4/03 12:07AM
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