"Those of us who have spent time with VRPC know that choice of components has a huge impact on system performance ... it takes a build time of about 24 hours for each RISCube/RISCBook that we sell!"
Wow, I'm really surprised by that. These days when building a PC it makes very little difference to the average user which components are used. It's more a matter of choosing a reputable brand and buying the fastest component you can afford. Basically put an Asus or MSI motherboard together with an AMD or Intel processor, graphics from ATI or Nvidia, any soundcard from a tenner, random harddisc and memory and you have yourself a respectable computer. (apart from the fact it's a PC) How respectable is just a matter of how much you spend. You can build the thing in an hour and install windows in an hour more.
So, what am I missing?
This is also an argument for buying single brand platforms such as Apple (or CTL I suppose). They control the hardware and the os. Things are bound to work.
Partis Computing takes over DigiFlash range Partis Computing has reveal it has taken over further development of Surftec's DigiFlash products, which it originally created for Surftec in 2001 and 2002. Existing users have been invited to apply to receive the latest driver updates. Gary Partis, of Partis Computing, said: "We are best placed for continued development of these products." Users can plug Flash memory cards into their RISC OS computers via the parallel printer port using a DigiFlash interface device. Surftec withdrew from the platform in 2003. Discuss this. Published: 22 Mar 2009