Omega ethernet saga continuesBy Chris Williams. Published: 22nd Sep 2003, 14:19:51 | Permalink | Printable
It's all going on, in the Netherlands [Updated]Dutch RISC OS dealer Desk have stepped up this month to offer some Omega related news and comment in spite of the silence from MicroDigital. The original September newsletter can be found here whereas an English version can be found here.
The Omega user guide is not yet available as MicroDigital wish to first finish ethernet support. Desk predict that networking will be finished before the end of the month. Networking is very much a critical ability for computers these days, especially now that many users are enjoying broadband internet or have more than one computer at their disposal. It cannot be understated how useful a home or office network can be, with non-RISC OS and RISC OS machines sharing files and resources.
It's also reported that XScale support and USB are next on the todo list although no time frame is given for those little details. Desk are also preparing to build Omegas themselves, rather than having complete units shipped from the UK. Finally, Desk have a few words about VirtualRiscPC and how they fear emulation will cost the market users. They also report that Alpha sales are still rising despite the general release of VirtualRPC.
Omegas in the wild
We've learnt that an Omega belonging to Rick Denkers was demonstrated by a loyal RISC OS user group at a large computer show in the Netherlands on Saturday. The user group will also be evangelizing our favourite OS at the HCC show in November, which usually sees more than 120,000 visitors through the doors.
Update 13:44 25/9/2003
Desk have changed the wording of their newsletter and advised us to post a correction. Originally, Desk implied that Simtec were involved in the development of the Omega's USB system. Desk now stress that their initial suggestion was "premature" and have removed all references to Simtec.
September Desk newsletter - English version kindly translated by Rick Denkers aka drobe.co.uk Monitoring.
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