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On ROOL mouse mat design revealed:

In reply to Bluenose. Already stuffed some extra spondulics in readiness :-).

 is a RISC OS Userron. on 2/5/07 7:34PM
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On All third parties welcome at roadshow says ROL:

Visitors please remember to take plenty of cash and buy, buy, buy :-).

Regards Ron (Red ringing the 15th.)

 is a RISC OS Userron. on 23/11/05 6:16PM
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On Archive usage survey: VRPC edges past Iyonix:

In Reply to Datawave: Should be quite interesting fitting all that extra hardware <into> an A9 :-).

 is a RISC OS Userron. on 13/11/05 8:43PM
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On Personalised special offers for non-Select and Adjust users:

Well I have two machines, an 'Adjust' RPC and an Iyonix, so until ROL show some interest in selling me something for my Iyonix, nothing to purchase.

 is a RISC OS Userron. on 7/10/05 5:39PM
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On The RISC OS dispute: 12 months on:

(j.c) Sigh... It was comments by you sinmilar to the ones you are making now that made me relinquish my Select subscription last September.

I will resubscribe to Select when ROLD have something to offer me and in the meantime I will spend the money saved on projects that are not 'Give us your money and we might give you something in return sometime'. Like the UPP and Firefox for instance.

Regards Ron.

 is a RISC OS Userron. on 20/06/05 4:11PM
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On 4th Dimension games republished again:

For those interested in fitting a joystick on an Iyonix an email to PaulReuvers of XAT might be in order. HID has a set up for joystick monitering so I think that, combined with Pauls work on his serial block drivers means that joystick use is indeed possible on the Iyonix.

 is a RISC OS Userron. on 06/06/05 6:56PM
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On ROL extends Select offer through January:

I have not renewed my Select membership and when ROL/ROd whatever produce a 32bit Select for the Iyonix then I will purchase it.

Meanwhile the money I am saving by not contributing to Select is being spent on things that are benificial to me as a 32bit Iyonix user.

Cor! As I type my renewal form for Foundation has just been poked in front of me. Decisions, decisions.

 is a RISC OS Userron. on 19/01/05 3:31PM
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On Wakefield show news:

To those who think that not renewing my Foundation/Select subscriptions and instead spending the money on software and hardware for my Iyonix is silly, allow me to explain.

I have a two slice SA RPC with 192Mb RAM, SCIS card PC card etc and oodles of software, so much that I was running out of things to purchase for my machine :-/.

Like a lot of other people I was very interested in the Omega when it was first announced, not just for its perceived native speed increase over my RPC but, and more importantly to me, the proposed addition of an XScale chip. What happened then? "It will be ready soon, and there is no rush on the XScale because there is no 32-bit OS".

Castle then appear and allow me to purchase and take away an XScale computer and I start upgrading any software I have to 32-bit. This with commercial/shareware apps costs money, money that goes back into the market. This excludes APDL/ISV who are as far as I am Aware *not* interested in 32-bitting their software. What does this tell me?

So if ROS do not intend to talk seriously to Castle about RO5-Select I would rather pay the savings to someone who is enhancing my computer use.

 is a RISC OS Userron. on 11/05/03 5:55PM
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On Wakefield show news:

Just finished installing the 32-bit software I purchased at the show on my Iyonix, including ArtWorks2, EasyClip2 and several other bits and pieces :-).

All of this software would not have been purchased if I had not got a new machine that required it. Look at how the software scene was slowly dying and how much has been done since a new machine was produced.

I was talking to one of the in house security guys who was quite impressed by the number of people carying away large bioxes with Iyonix stamped on them. Seems to me that people are making thier minds up for themselves on wether they want a new faster machine that they can buy now or an improved GUI on old machines.

Having said that I would like to see Select on my Iyonix but if ROL can't or won't let me do that then I will use the money I will save from my Foundation and Select subscriptions in other ways of supporting RISC OS.

 is a RISC OS Userron. on 10/05/03 10:25PM
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