Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Confirm comment report request

I think certain people are being rather harsh on MicroDigital.

MD have managed to develop their own graphics chips, memory controllers, PCI interfaces, and drivers. They did this themselves. I think that deserves some at least some credit.

Castle have, however, produced an existing board under licence, and used external code initially without crediting the original authors. They've also sidestepped the established (and perhaps better for the platform) route for obtaining the OS. But of course they have good PR and some RISC OS Celebrities who have invested substantial amounts of money on their Iyonixes.

If you're going to be pointing the finger, at least aim it at the company who are still peddling portable computers running Windows screensavers... Unless you've personally paid money for a RiscStation in which case it will no doubt be as fantastic as the Iyonix.

 is a RISC OS Usermonkeyson on 24/2/03 6:18PM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Click on the button below to confirm you wish to flag up this comment to the website's administrators. Abuse of this service will be frowned upon and it should only be used to notify us of comments that are extremely distasteful, indecent or otherwise unlawful. If you disagree with an opinion expressed or fact stated in a comment, please take part in the debate rather than expect it to be removed.

Return to the drobe.co.uk front page


Reporting user / IP: /
Comment GID: 2330
Timestamp: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:23:13 +0000

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • Article graphics insight
    Easy when you know how
     10 comments, latest by thesnark on 21/8/04 10:59PM. Published: 18 Aug 2004

  • Random article

  • PC card software released under GPL
    A good time to learn x86 assembly language? [Updated]
     26 comments, latest by bluenose on 6/11/05 3:45PM. Published: 3 Nov 2005

  • Useful links

    News and media:

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster


    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign

    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "Please give the Castle bashing a break... please!"
    Page generated in 0.0381 seconds.