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the last four years went by with MD pretending that "a lot of work is going on behind the scenes". I wonder when all this work will finally surface? This not only means a releasable form of basic components like USB, networking and graphics acceleration functionality, but also the things MD talked lots about in the past: their incredibly efficient FPE solution, the complete internet suite with a competent browser (DA promised me full JavaScript/DOM/CSS1 functionality in 2002), the mythical ARMTwister...

In contrast, the Omega customers did not even receive a complete disc image yet with all the promised bundled applications. Interestingly, they have now silently dropped the whole software bundle from their "Omega specification".

Speaking of USB: I would like to hear Simtec's opinion about all that. Last time I asked, there was no licence agreement between them and MD.

Don't get me wrong, I think that the whole Omega, being able to run a basically unchanged RISC OS, is a remarkable technical achievement. But it doesn't help that MD promises advanced features for some years now without even delivering the basics. And everything is always "nearly ready", like the networking stuff - as an Omega owner, I was promised a working Ethernet card since I got my Omega mid last year.

 is a RISC OS Userhubersn on 8/4/04 5:01PM
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