I think Julian has a point about pointless benchmarks, the Iyonix comes out on top of a RiscPC on all tasks in the table above, but like he said, in some real world tasks the RiscPC is faster (although I expect there is a pretty good reason for this). I agree with Mr Chocky about getting some benchmarks for the Omega in the open, maybe just run BatchFSI on a load of JPEGs or something. On the benchmark point, my brother's 550MHz G4 laptop kills my 200MHz RiscPC in all tests we have run, but for simply viewing a JPEG, the RiscPC can be faster or the same. So really I think the only benchmark worth anything is the actual task you're running.
How to convince more websites to work with the RISC OS Firefox port Although the Firefox port for RISC OS can access far more websites than any other web browser on the platform, it's still locked out of some sites because it doesn't declare itself as Firefox to web servers. Here Paul Stewart explains how to make the port tango with more picky websites. 16 comments, latest by sa110 on 20/2/09 5:45PM. Published: 3 Jan 2009