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On Rare Acorn graphics joystick in auction:

Seems like a useful tool for minimising RSI. Is this kit at all compatible with a SARPC? With a view to using RiscCAD.

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 is a RISC OS Userpetermcc on 10/10/05 4:21PM
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On CJE seeks interest in A9home:

Thanks JC for the name update, s'pose we should be thankful it's not called B9 or K9. Mind you the acronym of A-nine is Inane. Maybe I should stop here...

P.

 is a RISC OS Userpetermcc on 5/9/05 3:41PM
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On CJE seeks interest in A9home:

Drobe, can you put an email link here so that we can express our interest directly to either CJE or Advantage6, please?

 is a RISC OS Userpetermcc on 5/9/05 12:28PM
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On CJE seeks interest in A9home:

Methinks that teh form factor should be kept to a reasonable minimum. Why try to squeeze too much into it. Surely one of the A9's plus points is it's small size.

If people want a removable media drive, then why not opt for a CF slot, even IBM Microdrives are at 4GB now (albeit dear).

If the machine is to be portable, keep it that way. If it's for domestic/office use, then what harm is there in a plug-in device?

RO has no real Bluetooth/WiFi rollout planned, as such canles and peripheral devices are always going to be inherent in our working environment.

I do agree with druck though, the name A9Home isn't quite punchy enough.

I see the A9's strength as being able to be unplugged from my office. taken to site offices/clients' homes etc, and plugged into a monitor/keyboard/mouse there. No fussing with file conversions, uploading to the laptop (VA).

All info can then be read and displayed natively, RiscOS-ley.

Out of interest, is there a portable USB keyboard with trackball that could be velcro-ed to the A9? Something about the size of the Psion Netbook. Or would it be better to use a mini-mouse and a folding keyboard?

regards

Peter

 is a RISC OS Userpetermcc on 5/9/05 12:26PM
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On Mailing list opens for RiscCAD users:

Does anyone have a 2nd copy of 3D software like DaVinci or ArchiTech? I think Liquid Silicon have full priced copies, but no demo version and before I spend s, I'd at least like to see how compatible they are with !RiscCAD and !Draw.

 is a RISC OS Userpetermcc on 28/8/05 2:28PM
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