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On Get an Archimedes pin badge for Xmas - for 25 quid:

Cor, I've got one of these. It's in a little bag on my bookshelf with a RiscPC one. Now I look closer, it actually says RISC PC next to the logo - that might make it worth even more, given how important the difference seems to be ;-)

 is a RISC OS UserTonyStill on 11/12/08 9:45PM
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On New RISC OS ownership claim may derail ROOL RiscPC ROM release:

Random things that I seem to remember that could be relevant: * ROL used to pay royalties to Pace on sales and then paid, or argued about not paying, same to Castle. * Looking for ROL's accounts and only finding some several years old; this was a while ago. But maybe they just stopped putting them on their website (the attraction was that they used to say how many copies of RO they had sold in the year).

 is a RISC OS UserTonyStill on 11/12/08 6:37PM
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On Christmas 2008 show photos:

Nice pictures; taken with some thought which is good to see. Sounds like a pleasant, friendly show too.

 is a RISC OS UserTonyStill on 8/12/08 10:48AM
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On Iyonix range taken off the market:

Well I have enjoyed (and continue to), my Iyonix (one of the first batch sold to the public) so I hope that Castle and its subsidiary companies managed to make money from the exercise. When it was released, it was the machine we all said we wanted (remember the miracle that 32-bit RISC OS represented at that time, for instance) but I fear less people bought it than had said they wanted it; the inevitable price premium of low-volume manufacture versus Far-Eastern PCs didn't help either.

Sadly rjek's comment about lack of grunt becomes more true with every year that passes (hard to believe that my machine is coming up to its 6th birthday) but it still does some things perfectly well. The demands of modern web sites/browsers is an especial issue for me. As I said, it's been a fun ride so far.

And welcome back Drobe!

 is a RISC OS UserTonyStill on 28/9/08 7:00PM
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On PDF import support for ArtWorks:

Yes, this is good news. AW was becoming a 'one-way' package for me as I could create and export but I could never move drawings back into it. This will be a great collaboration tool as Macs, for example, can produce anything they do in PDF; makes it practical to bat files back and forth and generally behave like an equal citizen with other platforms. AW remains a jewel in RO's crown!

 is a RISC OS UserTonyStill on 13/4/08 11:00PM
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