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

Confirm comment report request

To JGZimmerle Strange - my IYONIX connects to a Windows 2000 system via LanMan with *no problems*; can't think XP is different on that account. I use StrongED ans LineEditor and quite often as TaskWindow too - works perfectly. But I do agree the IYONIX pc still has the odd issue to sort out.

As for MDs "developed their own RISC OS compatible chipset": Well they did develop some things along those lines whereas Castle opted for available chipsets. I do not think that this self-made chip set is by default superior to ones available on the market place which are refined all the time by teams of developers. And to take one example: the graphics being memory mapped in normal RAM (that is no dual ported video RAM as in a Risc PC) means that with increasing screen resolution/colour depth the bandwith remaing for the processor diminishes - benchmarks do prove that the odd operation is significantly faster in 800x600@256 opposed to 1600x1200@TrueColour.

And unless MD manages to get some 32 bit RISC OS up and running I don't see them using faster ARM processors (until now I didn't see ARMTwister running and I read the odd statement from knowledgable programmers that makes it hard to believe that it will work - but I'd be deligted if it does work out and I don't say it can't be done).

 is a RISC OS Userhzn on 16/3/04 7:27PM
[ 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: 9366
Timestamp: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:53:51 +0000

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • Archive booklets review part two
    Internet searching, eBay and StrongED
     18 comments, latest by Grek1 on 12/1/06 11:19AM. Published: 17 Dec 2005

  • Random article

  • Aemulor.com confirm release dates, prices
    Aemulor Lite and Aemulor Pro brings 26 bit to 32 in 1 easy step
     10 comments, latest by adrianl on 12/12/02 4:31PM. Published: 11 Dec 2002

  • 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
    "Admittedly, that might contradict some editors' strongly held beliefs..."
    Page generated in 0.0495 seconds.