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

Confirm comment report request

To Noel: I agree with your analysis, and also that VARPC + Windows will pose an increasingly competitive threat in future. However, it would be unwise to assume that there will be no development on the native hardware front. For most operations the Iyonix is roughly twice as fast as a Kinetic RPC: I cannot believe 'Iyonix Mk2' would not at least double that, albeit at the cost of considerably reworking the mobo and parts of the OS (ADFS?). Actually I don't think speed alone is the issue: software, and especially browser and multimedia software, is what will determine the fate of native hardware. Would I spend the money on an Iyonix if it could access 99.9% of web sites and give ne RealPlayer, DVD and audio support, like my son's iMac? No problem. Without these things it might not be good value at half the price.



 is a RISC OS Userbucksboy on 17/06/04 11:15AM
[ 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: 27669
Timestamp: Sun, 21 Jul 2019 16:55:54 +0000

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • UniPod speed tested
    IDE and ethernet with a need for speed
     28 comments, latest by micken on 17/8/04 3:53PM. Published: 2 Jun 2004

  • Random article

  • Frobnicate returns
    Rick Murray's opinionated e-zine is back
     17 comments, latest by NoMercy on 13/3/04 7:43PM. Published: 9 Mar 2004

  • 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
    "Unless and until you are willing to produce the evidence to back up your assertions, please cease and desist making these allegations"
    Page generated in 0.0728 seconds.