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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
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