Although again to be fair, the Omega as shipped did not include many of the features detailled on the MD website (USB anyone?).
However now that the MD website has disappeared it is all a bit of a moot point.
As for the general point about the Omega killing the RISC OS market for hardware upgrades it was certainly the case for me.
I stopped upgrading our Risc PC's whilst waiting for my Omega to appear. This meant I didn't buy a second Viewfinder, 2 Blitz IDE cards and larger hard drives, more RAM, USB cards maybe a Turbo CPU upgrade or two, and gave no thought to upgrading our network cards. I also delayed upgrading software (MessPro SE to name one).
I am sure the market as a whole would have benefitted if I (and others) had carried on investing in upgrades for our RiscPCs instead of waiting for years for a faster computer that was always 'weeks away' from full production.
At least it seems to have brought a bit of realism back into the market; 'show us the debugged marketable product and we'll show you our money......' seems to be the order of the day now.
App reveals secret behind Obama's success and Winehouse's downfall What's in a name? According to Martin Hansen's re-released numerology maths program, which analyses people's names, the newly-elected US president "fights tirelessly", our own premier is apparently "sharp and clear but can be a verbal bully" while troubled singer Amy Winehouse "can seem rude and abrupt". Discuss this. Published: 17 Nov 2008