Welcome guides for Iyonix usersBy Chris Williams. Published: 26th Nov 2003, 16:10:23 | Permalink | Printable
Castle prints another book
Castle Technology have confirmed today the production and distribution of a new Welcome Guide for their Iyonix range of XScale powered RISC OS computers. The guides have over 100 pages of full colour and published in A5 ring binder format.
|Our mock up of the new welcome guide cover|
"We are in the process of dispatching full IYONIX pc Welcome Guides. These should be with registered IYONIX pc users over the next few weeks", Castle MD Jack Lillingston informed us.
"I bought my Iyonix only a few weeks ago and it was supplied with a welcome guide", Iyonix owner Rob Hemmings commented on the Iyonix support mailing list. "It is a very professional looking document with colour pictures and printed on good quality paper. It would be excellent for anyone new to RISC OS."
John Peachey, a fan of Castle given his Archive article on the Guildford 2003 show, also confirmed: "I got my machine back in January. I picked up my copy of the Guide at Guildford free of charge. Very nice it is to."
No mention has been made of the welcome guides being available separately, presumably you'll have to purchase an Iyonix to get a copy. It also highlights another drawback of having a split in OS development, namely between RISC OS 5 and 4. Will we have two streams of documentation now, or will a clever, sane person come up with a unified guide that uses For Dummies style iconic graphics to indicate which features work on OS 4, on OS 5 or on both? We'll nominate Richard Hallas.
With Castle now owning and developing RISC OS for themselves, manufacturing RISC OS hardware and printing welcome guides and a TRM, there's something familiar about all this. Even though Castle have decided to not adopt the old faithful nut logo and branding, the spirit of Acorn is definiately here, one way or another.
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