Good to read that finally Omegas get to the users. I remember the presentation at RISC OS Expo in June 2002 (yes, well over a year ago) where it was said that they're ready for production and just neet to get all parts together... Must have mis-understood that since I assumed "parts" didn't include the odd hardware driver i.e. the software.
Anyhow, I'm glad it is there so that now those eager to upgrade can do so. Opposed to a Risc PC I guess for things like Photodesk the speed increase comes from the availability of lots of RAM mainly (no need to chache parts of the image on disc).
Well, now comparisons are what we all want to see I guess. And please don't wait too long with them stating that MicroDigital or Castle are still enhancing their Omega or IYONIX pc. With that statement you'd have to wait for ages with a side-by-side review because both are making their system better all the time.
Bascially I have the impression that Omega is better for those who want some more power with no hassles (fast harddisc, more RAM, a bit faster StrongARM). IYONIX pc with a twice as fast processor will be faster even, but you need 32 bit software and/or Aeumlor for 26 bit thus there is the odd compatibiliy issue.
I do hope for fair reviews on the net comparing the two so that all of you out there wanting to upgrade can decide which system to go for... it's too late for me due to my account not allowing for an Omega in addition to my IYONIX pc but I'm happy with it and hope the up-coming reviews don't make me feel I picked the wrong one...
BTW as for compatibility issues, there is one which will affect Omega like it did IYONIX pc: The odd application wasn't working as it should with 512 MB RAM in the computer since the programmers never expected that high size values. But those things have been sorted out by now, ARAIK.