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On Who would want an A9home PDA?:

Would the pixel doubled modes be of any use here?

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 25/4/08 9:35PM
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On RISCDomain magazine reviewed:

I've seen and tested one. It was a while ago, but I seem to remember that the only advantage it had over the RiscPC in terms of speed was in the same situations that Kinetic also benefited from. Prodution machines would also had benefitted from better hard drive performance, but frankly in terms of speed improvement over the existing machines of the time, I don't think it would have made a big enough impact. Perhaps if it had had the 400Mhz CPU that Acorn wanted from Digital then things may have been different, but we know what happened to that.

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 29/10/07 4:34PM
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On RISC OS 5 core source release imminent:

Ahh! The old 'I don't need it and I can't understand why anyone else should need it, so no one else should' attitude. Personally I think that kind of attitude has done a lot of damage to the RISC OS market over the years. It has been far too prevelant in the RISC OS market for too long and has helped to hold back development and thus damaged the market.

It's like saying 'I don't need more than 640K of ram so I won't provide for it in the future' (or something like that)

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 19/10/07 2:25PM
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On Samsung's 533MHz A9home CPU successor:

Incidently, how much would A9 owners be prepared to pay for a 533mhz upgrade with say 512MB ram?

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 13/8/07 5:01PM
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On Samsung's 533MHz A9home CPU successor:

Anyone who's tried to print an A4 photo using Guten-print would benefit from a faster machine as would anyone who works on large images or gets fed up waiting for web pages to render. A computer can never be fast enough, only as fast as possible.

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 13/8/07 2:25PM
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On New user guide for RISC OS 6 as release nears:

The difference is that Microsoft were not charging people vast sums of money for Vista for 3 years running before its eventual release so you really can't compare the two situations. None of changes the past situation that RISC OS Ltd have taken peoples money or been asking for money for a long time and given nothing but promises and demos in return. We have been told that a new release is almost ready (and in fairness, it probably is) but it is still only words on a page until it actually happens, which is all it has been for some time.

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 29/3/07 4:25PM
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On Vigay: I was told to remove my Firefox 2 tutorial:

Ah bugger! Not typing that again.

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 27/03/07 11:03PM
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On South West show set for this Saturday:

One day shows are fine for the people that can get to them, quite a few people have to work on Saturdays.

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 19/2/07 8:07PM
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On Castle and ROS Open reveal plans for 2007:

If you design a page that works properly in Arcweb then it will work properly in other browsers too. That doesn't make ArcWeb good to use for web design. In fact if you were to take MacOS, Windows, Linux and RISC OS, RISC OS would probably be the worst for web design and web design isn't even all that demanding, all you need is decent editing software and a decent browser. Ah, hang on....

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 25/01/07 3:30PM
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On Best of 2006 awards results:

Of course it is. I simply can't believe that spite was the reason that the first release only worked on the Iyonix. In any event, the second release (released on time I should add) works on the A9home as well and future versions (if there are any) will probably do so as well. I really can't see what the fuss is about. Can't people look to the future? Cheers!

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 1/1/07 2:36PM
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On Iyonix software speed boost driver released:

I wonder if the new version of GutenPrint (5.0) will benefit from this? It would be nice to get A4 photos printed in less than half an hour.

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 22/12/06 6:33PM
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On Gimp-Print sequel port planned for March:

I see that GP5 has some support (don't know how much) for the Canon iP4000. So hopefully that should also include the iP5000 and MP750 and MP780 as well (maybe even the iP4200 and iP5200) though i guess none of this is guaranteed.

The problem with Epsons is their waste of ink and poor life span (of the carts and the printers) (I'm refering to the C64 and C84)

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 22/12/06 11:29AM
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On Best of 2006 awards voting now open:

Sadly I don't think so. Shame, it would be nice if someone could take over development of the RISC OS version and squash some of the bugs (mind you, it would be nice if someone could squash the bugs on the Windows version too!) None the less, it is still an incredibly useful package, unique in the way it works. Cheers!

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 17/12/06 1:46PM
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On RISC OS 6 Select 4 preview released:

One of the reasons that package manament software like RiscPKG is so desparately needed, for RISC OS especially. Cheers!

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 26/11/06 8:00PM
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On Castle directors patch up 'disagreement':

If I can just say something about that last paragraph: As I understand it, open sourcing of Printers did not 'fail to take off' at all. David Marston took some time to get to grips with the Printers source code that was released and was just begining to make some worthwhile progress with it. Unfortunately as we all know, before he could really get much further, he died.

Shortly after that, the sources to Printers were withdrawn, thus making it rather difficult for anyone else to take over. So I don't think it's right to say that previous open sourcing attempts have failed to take off. All in my humble opinion of course, but that's situation as I understand it.

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 24/11/06 1:07PM
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On Firefox 2 will be Iyonix-only:

In reply to Andrew Rawnsley: I'm not sure how relevant your comment is. Whilst RISC OS Adjust on Virtual RiscPC may be the fastest way to run RISC OS, users of such a system are hardly starved of choice of a decent browser. I can't see the massive draw of wanting to run Firefox on such a system when with a quick press of alt-enter you can run the Windows version at 10 times the speed with full flash, shockwave, java, media, etc... Whilst it might be nice to have, it's not as essential as having it running on a native system.

As far as native hardware goes, the Iyonix is still the current fastest machine available and from the announcement on the Firefox page on riscos.info it would appear that decent performance can be expected on the Iyonix if sufficient funding is found. I too would like to know why the A9home version has to be considered separately to the Iyonix version (and the RiscPC for that matter), but these are questions that only Peter can answer.

I'm sure Peter will keep the Firefox page on Riscos.info updated. Cheers!

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 17/11/06 12:37AM
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On Firefox 2 will be Iyonix-only:

It has 128MB. Currently 64MB is sufficient to run the current version of Firefox on a RiscPC (for a while at least) Cheers!

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 16/11/06 1:36PM
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On HSBC embraces NetSurf and RISC OS:

I feel I should point out (because I'm very pleased with them) that LloydsTSB also have a sensible approach to their internet banking system and it will work fully with most browsers (O1 and 2, WXL, Fresco, Netsurf). Cheers!

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 27/10/06 6:47PM
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On South East 2006 show report:

I thought the show was fairly upbeat as well. I was surprised at the numbers of people there. Cheers!

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 21/10/06 9:55PM
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On RISC OS 6 to power Select 4:

Absolutely! Thats the question that everyone would like to hear answered please.

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 19/10/06 6:56PM
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On Qercus back from the dead shocker:

I got mine yesterday. If anyones interested it's the same number of pages as issue 276.

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 17/10/06 9:52PM
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On RISC OS 5.12 released with price tag:

I've had similar problems when buying from other shops that use the HSBC system.

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 14/10/06 10:01PM
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On R-Comp Dad suffers 'major' heart attack:

Same here.

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 13/10/06 11:31AM
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On RISC OS 5 source code release revealed:

Not that I want to p*** in the pool, especially on top of this latest shot of chlorine, but didn't Castle get a bit miffed a while back when RISCOS Ltd Open sourced Printers? Apart from that, it will be interesting to see what effect this has on RISC OS. I wonder what RISC OS Ltd think about it? Cheers!

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 30/9/06 2:55PM
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On Intel wheels out 1.2GHz XScale family:

Even I might be interested in that. Apart from the processor, what other specs would people want from such a machine?

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 29/9/06 7:54PM
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On Open sourcing RISC OS won't help says ROL:

I think Pauls point is that for ROL, the Iyonix sector of the market isn't that large. What I mean by that is that the number of people who own an Iyonix /and/ who would buy Select for it is relatively small. Also, FWIW I always found my RiscPC running RO4.39 to be far more stable than my Iyonix ever was running OS5 but I don't take this as any indication of the stability of either Operating system.

Having said all that, I now find Windows to be far superior in every way except GUI, to any version of RISC OS.

Ok, you can all start foaming at the mouth now :D

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 3/9/06 11:01PM
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On Punter bitten by fraudsters after using R-Comp site:

So what you're saying is that because you don't like the way they have their website, you post a (another) negative and highly damaging article about them on your site. I bet R-Comp are just loving Drobe right now.

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 19/6/06 5:06PM
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On New games database for emulator users:

Some people seem to have trouble letting go :)

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 26/5/06 12:15PM
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On Remote desktop apps compared:

Is there any reason why RComps Remote Desktop program is not included in this test? It would have been interesting to see how the commercial app fared against the freeware versions. Cheers!

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 12/1/06 11:10AM
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On Unix Porting Project to ditch name:

APDL do reasonabley priced memory upgrades for RiscPCs. A Kinetic upgrade will also make a noticeable difference to the speed with which Firefox runs (though it is still very slow) and comes with at least 64MB of RAM on board.

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 16/11/05 4:06PM
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On Archive usage survey: VRPC edges past Iyonix:

Makes me laugh how many people never realised how tiny the RISC OS market (can something so small be called a market? maybe a club) was until now. If the OS fork was ended tomorrow there wouldn't be enough people left to care to make any difference to the market/club.

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 11/11/05 1:29PM
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On Qercus moves to in-house production:

In reply to Arenamans comment about how he produced Acorn User:

I see no reason why every one of those steps needed to produce the mag can't be done (and in a fraction of the time) on a Windows PC. That would remove the need (and thus, hassle and time) to transfer files from one machine to another.

Of course, John may find that he loses interest in RISC OS once he is used to Windows and realises just how powerful and useful a Windows PC can really be, and just how far behind and generally limited/pointless RISC OS machines really are in this day and age. Cheers!

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 17/9/05 3:33PM
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On Firefox pledgers hold onto their cash:

Look at it another way: I made a pledge and honoured it Firefox worked fine for me

On the other hand, I know two other people who made a pledge and have not honoured it because Firefox does not work for them.

I would hope that as the browser becomes more usable to more people then they will pay up as and when. Cheers!

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 22/8/05 10:38PM
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On Firefox beta 3 released:

In reply to Alex: Firefox betas 1, 2, and 3 have all worked beautifully on my VRPC-Adjust machine. Beta doesn't seem to scroll pages correctly for me (not even on a genuine RPC) and all versions quit on me on my brothers RISC OS4.02 RPC. But thats his problem :D Cheers!

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 27/7/05 11:55PM
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On MicroDigital sought by bailiffs:

Thats true but it also depends on the amount paid and how much trouble you are prepared to go to to get it back. This varies from person to person of course.

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 11/7/05 8:23PM
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On Delving inside an A9home:

In reply to sa110: I stand corrected on the memory thing. Whether the A9home will have a 256MB module as an option I don't know. I would hope so. I'm still toying with the idea of getting one. Cheers!

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 26/6/05 11:27PM
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On Delving inside an A9home:

In reply to AMS: Looking at the memory module on the Simtec website suggests that the module is not available with more than 128MB ram.

In reply to Jaco: I'm aware that the supplied case is too small for upgrades. That wouldn't stop me putting the whole thing into a more standardised PC case with room for internal CD, Floppy, Flash card reader, etc.... I've never understood the fasinationwith external devices. All those extra cables, very untidy, Ugh!

In reply to Lostmarble: Thanks very much for the info. Cheers!

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 26/6/05 4:27PM
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On Delving inside an A9home:

I'm wondering where the IDE connector is? (is there one?) Is there any way of fitting a standard floppy drive? (Not essential, but a lot of RISC OS software still comes on them) Cheers!

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 26/6/05 12:02AM
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On CJE RAM special offer not so special:

Nice to see all the negativety and general back stabbing going on here. CJE were the ones to come up with the idea of UPP support with their offer and were also the only ones to send us a press release at the iconbar.com. Its only /after/ that that everyone else says 'oh, we can do that too'

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 24/6/05 11:11AM
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On The RISC OS dispute: 12 months on:

Sigh! So Drobe has broken the link (so I didn't type the first one wrong after all)

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 21/06/05 10:00PM
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On The RISC OS dispute: 12 months on:

Feck! I typed it wrong /and/ it was the wrong link! Grrr! Try this one: [link]

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 21/06/05 9:58PM
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On The RISC OS dispute: 12 months on:

In reply to JC: It release was reported on the Iconbar on 17th May by none other than myself. [link] Cheers!

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 21/06/05 9:57PM
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On Mac VirtualRiscPC undaunted by Apple x86 switch:

Not if we don't want to use our machines for the sort of things that other people use theirs for. I'd be interested in any machine running at 1Ghz or over. The faster the better. Cheers!

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 14/6/05 12:02PM
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On News in brief:

In reply to dgs: I feel I should point out that I'm not a Select subscriber, but I am using ROLs latest version, Adjust 4.39. There may also be a number of other people in the same situation.

I suspect that the number of Iyonix users who /would/ buy Select if it were available are quite few in number.

Where would they stand with regards to warrantees if they replace Castles Operating system with one that Castle have nothing to do with? Cheers!

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 13/6/05 11:22AM
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On Select for Iyonix spotted in public:

Indeed. And how much of that work are ROL going to have to do for themselves (reinvent the wheel, so to speak) because they don't have access to the RO5 source code?

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 10/6/05 7:14PM
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On A9home beta will give Ad6 some breathing room:

Surely the A9Home won't be restricted to that tiny case though? Hopefully it could be fitted into a larger case, one that has room for an internal CD/DVD and floppy drive. I've never understood the RISC OS worlds fascination with external devices and all the wires and cables that come with them. Cheers!

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 25/05/05 2:03PM
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On Web browser offerings compared:

The Right clicking effect also has its uses, but usually in different situations to those that would suit a tabbed type of click. IMO. Cheers!

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 18/03/05 10:33PM
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On Oregano 3 future relying on user demand:

Perhaps Peter could give us a rough idea of the page rendering speed Firefox is likely to have compared to other RISC OS brosers (Netsurf, Oregano2 WXL) Cheers!

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 14/03/05 10:13PM
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On ROL extends Select offer through January:

Meantime the market shrinks into infinity

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 20/01/05 5:22PM
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On ROL extends Select offer through January:

It may be interesting to note (for some people anyway) that for the price of an Iyonix you can build an incredibly fast PC and emulate (with VirtualRPC) RISC OS far faster than any native RISC OS hardware. You'd have no 32bit compatability problems, have full access to the internet, watch whatever movies / dvds you want, use whatever printer/scanner you want, plug in USB devices and have them work and all from just one machine.

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 19/01/05 10:34PM
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On Midlands 2004 show report:

From the limited amount of devices I have tried, they are quite similar. Most that work in one work in the other. Cheers!

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 08/12/04 10:30AM
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On South East show report:

Also, Netsurf needs no financial support and will I'm sure remain a far faster RISC OS style browser than Firefox/Mozilla for quite some time after their initial release. (Peter, correct me if I'm wrong). As far as O2 (3?) is concerned, if it is released before Firefox/Mozilla become really useable and if it is good enough, then I'm sure people will buy it. (It needs to be really good though for me to part with more cash on it). Cheers!

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 25/10/04 6:06PM
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On Shipping Omega first impressions:

Just buy an Iyonix and be done with it. It's probably the better machine anyway.

 is a RISC OS Userfwibbler on 13/08/03 3:25PM
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