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We'll continue all our infighting and "my contract is bigger than yours" type threads on here, the new Drobe Message board!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 4/10/09 8:03PM
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Message board post:

Yes, I know. This comments system is not relly meant for this. But as it's the first issue, I'm posting it here anyway! I'm sure one or two of you will have some comments to make.

Drag 'n Drop (the new PDF magazine for RISC OS and Acorn 8-bit micros) issue 1, October 2009, is now online and available for download ([link]).

Issue 1 features: -

News Reviews Mini how-tos 8-bit articles - Robert Sprowson explains how to repair your BBC Micro PSU First of a 2 part article about Retro Software Dave Stratford writes about different sorting techniques (2 articles in this issue, both have previously appeared in RISC OS NOW, Dave will continue his series with new and unpublished articles in the next issue) John Ward writes about his desktop for Desktop Heroes Acorn World, the pictures BeagleBoard Mike Carter begins his regular series on Draw

Visit [link] to download your sample copy. The full copy is only £2.30 and can be purchased on-line. Note: You must use Firefox on RISC OS to complete your purchase. All other RISC OS browsers appear to fall-over at PayPal!

When you have completed your purchase, you have the option of downloading it straight away, or alternatively you can use the link provided in the confirmation email. This link is usable from any browser.

Be happy to hear your comments. -- Paul Stewart Editor Drag 'n Drop

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 4/10/09 7:58PM
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On In brief: Acorn World show this weekend:

Myself and Brian manned the ROGOUL stand on the Saturday. We were next to the Wakefield guys. Was a good show. Pleased I did not enter the raffle tho. Not sure what I would have done with the none functioning Arcade machine! Lord only knows how I would have transported it back to MK.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 14/9/09 7:40PM
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On 'Threaded' Firefox for RISC OS build released to test:

6th person here.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 8/9/09 10:44PM
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On NetSurf on RISC OS faces axe:

Don't you think both ROL and ROOL perhaps have their hands full with their respective projects?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 4/9/09 3:26PM
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On RISCOScode.com webzine publishes autumn issue:

looks like another good issue

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 4/9/09 9:16AM
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On Online RISC OS mag proposed:

"Previous Drobe contributor" - you make it sound like I have not contributed anthing in ages :(

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 4/9/09 9:07AM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

Can't say I've come across a page full of black squares yet.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/8/09 11:46AM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

Given the choice, I'd personally rather have a Unicode FontManager -- but I doubt a very high percentage of users even know the difference RISC OS 5's makes.

So how much difference does the RISC OS 5 Unicode Font Manager make?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 25/8/09 2:13PM
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On Dual-head DVI ViewFinder graphics card announced:

ROL would have to try and obtain/be loaned most variants of Radeon 128MB that have been used and given the variation in output options there must be at least 3 and possible quite a few more!

Still, not impossible. Having already support built in for one VF variant, adding another variant or two should not be beyond their capabilities, and whilst not generate any more income, would help to maintain the current subscriber base. Afterall, what is the point of subscribing to Select if you cannot use it!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 25/8/09 12:44PM
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On NetSurf on RISC OS faces axe:

"As for incriminating photos"

I've certainly seen what I need to see. But then I'm probably mistaken. So I won't comment on my conclusion.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/8/09 4:26PM
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On RISCWorld mag back-issues reprinted online for free:

"Having the choice is not the same as not being blindly loyal "

But being blindly loyal, would not let you have a choice.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/8/09 4:22PM
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On RISCWorld mag back-issues reprinted online for free:

Whoa. When did supporting RISC OS turn into a religion?

I thought most of us prayed every night to the computer almighty in the sky. "Please please please make someone finished off the Firefox port for RISC OS. I promise, I'll never slag off another Windows machine. Ever.."

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/8/09 4:19PM
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On RISCWorld mag back-issues reprinted online for free:

he question was about ownership. Do you own an A9? No. Did you pay for an A9?

The spirit of the question was not about ownership. But if you want to nit-pick, the question was not related to just A9home hardware either.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/8/09 4:16PM
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On RISCWorld mag back-issues reprinted online for free:

People advocating blind loyalty and "let's look at the bright side" are doing two things: doing more damage by deluding themselves and others, and wasting their time trying to find the bright side.

Nobody is advocating blind loyalty. Everyone who uses the platform these days are more than aware of it's shortcomings. Hence the reason why most of us also have another machine.

We'd all love to be able to access BBC IPlayer, Channel 4 On Demand, super duper Flash sites, not to mention content in Real Player and Microsoft Silverlight. At the same time, we all know it's highly unlikely stuff like that is going to happen. Still we continue to use RISC OS, not out of blind loyalty, but out of choice.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/8/09 4:12PM
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On Dual-head DVI ViewFinder graphics card announced:

On an A9home at 1024x768 @16 million colours. This reports a file rate of 596 Mb/sec.

Not sure if this is good or bad.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/8/09 9:52PM
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On RISCWorld mag back-issues reprinted online for free:

What OS's are they running?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/8/09 9:23PM
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On RISCWorld mag back-issues reprinted online for free:

rjek, do you actually own a RISC OS machine?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/8/09 4:42PM
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On RISCWorld mag back-issues reprinted online for free:

People may have two or more computers for all sorts of reason. People who like to use RISC OS, have two computers because this. They use RISC OS for many things and their Windows/Mac for stuff which they can't do under RISC OS. It's down to personal preference.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/8/09 11:47AM
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On RISCWorld mag back-issues reprinted online for free:

Shame on you for writing such a thing.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/8/09 11:44AM
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On Prof Steve Furber joins Acorn World 2009 talks:

I was thinking about attending ROUGOL on that night. Makes it more of a reason definately attend now.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 16/8/09 5:42PM
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On Dual-head DVI ViewFinder graphics card announced:

I suppose what all the viewfinder users need to do now who want to run both the new card and RO6 is to email developer@riscos.com and advise them of this. The more who make their wishes know, the more chance of it happening.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 15/8/09 11:54AM
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On NetSurf on RISC OS faces axe:

The link, which I forgot to insert in my previous post is: -

[link]

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 15/8/09 11:37AM
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On NetSurf on RISC OS faces axe:

Revin, The RISC OS Connect site has development links to tutorials and general information for ARM Assembler, BBC BASIC and C. You may find this useful.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 15/8/09 11:35AM
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On NetSurf on RISC OS faces axe:

Rob I enitrely agree with you. Unless you are able to stay over, doing it all in one day from Manchester is a bit of a strain.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 15/8/09 11:30AM
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On Dual-head DVI ViewFinder graphics card announced:

Rather fantastic news for Viewfinder card users. Hope the software is RISC OS 6 compatible.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 14/8/09 7:47PM
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On RISC OS 5 port hopes for netbook now in production:

"I notice that the browser AlwaysInnovating talk about is Mozilla Fennec"

Looking at a review on this. It certainly sounds promising. However, as always it requires a single person or small RISC OS coding team to actually do the port and make it fully functional under RISC OS.

Personally I would like to see the RISC OS port of FireFox 2 brought it's conclusion rather than begin porting yet another web browser, no matter how tempting it maybe.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 30/7/09 9:16AM
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On RISC OS 6 in pictures:

I guess the major new features of RISC OS 6 are the Keyboard shortcuts, 64K colour mode, sliding menus, ability to save/inherit filer layouts and CIELab colour model.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 23/7/09 10:29PM
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On BBC to record film on Acorn versus Sinclair in the 1980s:

I enjoyed playing games on the Sinclair Spectrum 48k. Lost count the on the number of times it went back to be repaired tho.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 22/6/09 1:33PM
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On BBC to record film on Acorn versus Sinclair in the 1980s:

What by? Any econect cable!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 22/6/09 1:32PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

Isn't part of the issue that many of the developers that are left are (for whatever reason) not subscribers to the Select scheme. With this being the case, how do you expect them to support features of Select, if they do not have access to it? How exactly you get around this, I do not know.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 3/6/09 7:37AM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

"IFR is an API"

Sorry, getting confused! However I think yourself and others are right. All these kinds of low level stuff should be released and availabe to all the developers, to encourage their use.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 2/6/09 7:56PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

Actually 774 is quite incorrect, having looked at my Select membership renewal.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 2/6/09 7:51PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

I'm a Select subscriber (774, I think (Paul Stewart)).

Going back to what not_ginger_matt was saying. I think making available some specific modules,that can be used without the rest of RISC OS 6, perhaps something such as SpriteExtend or the Firewall is fine. I would however NOT go as far as saying make the new versions of Paint and Draw available or the Image File Render for free too.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 2/6/09 1:29PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

"I'd personally like to see a freely available, softloadable, update to SpriteExtend that will cope with alpha-transparency"

Have you tried asking Paul Middleton about this? It maybe something they could do.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 1/6/09 8:22PM
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On New London RISC OS show to be held in October:

Why do you think the BBC produce wildlife programs? To let londoners know that there is a world out there!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 1/6/09 1:09PM
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On New London RISC OS show to be held in October:

Nice to see the show back in London. Looks like it will be good for transport links, and cheaper hotel room prices than Wakefield, if you book in advance!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 1/6/09 1:08PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

"Which probably means I'd being using 26bit for ever ... "

Or until you make the move to a 32bit machine such as the Iyonix and A9home or possibly the beagleboard when the OS is finished. If you then still need to use your old software, you could purchase Aemulor.

Personally, I can't say I need to use any old software on a regular basis. However these days there are other means such as RPCEmu.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 29/5/09 12:55AM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

"What exactly are you trying to argue anyway? A 32-bit OS is pointless, so ROOL should stop?"

The discussion on here at the moment is more about the value of a 32bit OS on a Risc PC, this could be either 32bit RISC OS 5 or 32bit RISC OS 6. At no point has anyone said, including myself that a 32bit OS is pointless. Without the 32bit OS would not have had either the Iyonix or the A9home.

"Whatever you are trying to argue, you surely cannot be saying that RISC OS needs more support when you're sat there with hardware which is around two decades old and insisting that there is no need to upgrade any of it. "

I have simply been pointing out that users may not want a 32bit OS on their Risc PC because it would inevitably stop many if not most of their installed podules working not to mention any old software/utilities they use.

On the other hand, if the Risc PC user does not have any podules, and only uses modern 32bit ready software, then a 32bit version of RISC OS (5 or 6) may just be what they are looking for.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/5/09 11:25AM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

"the kind of people using two-decade old software when more modern alternatives are availble are so stuck in their ways, you can't expect them to upgrade anyway"

Broadly, I agree with this. However, let us assume the following: -

Risc PC Owner, Running RISC OS 6 Running Podules such as a SCSI Card and a TV playing one Perhaps the user has both modern version of some software but then also has lots of old utilities which are used on a regular basis.

If ROL suddenly decided that all the next release of their version will be 32bit only, then why as a user of the above hypothetical system would I want to upgrade it if large number of apps and my podules will no longer work?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/5/09 10:43AM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

So, I'm sat here with a Risc PC, you have so far failed to convince me of the need to move to a 32bit OS for my system. I see my podules no longer working, some ancient apps no longer working. I seen nothing but hassle. Whilst my Risc PC is still working, I see no reason to use one of the virtual solutions or move to newer hardware.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/5/09 8:04AM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

So if a user has a 2 slice Risc PC with 4 podules fitted, this 32bit OS will also run all their 26bit code or a you going to write all the 32bit drivers for the array of podules that are around for a Risc PC?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 25/5/09 10:49PM
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On First screenshot: Beagleboard runs RISC OS 5 desktop:

Arthur to RISC OS 2 wasn't an evolution, it was a fresh start. Almost no commercial software used the primative Arthur BASIC desktop, but implemented their own full screen windowing system, none survived the transition to RISC OS 2, they all needed a rewrite.

What about First Word Plus. I remember back on RISC OS 2 (not around in Arthur days), that used it's own full screen mode, own filer etc. Always thought it seemed a bit strange when compared to other programs. I guess it's because it was written for Arthur.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 23/5/09 6:48PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

There is no system that runs RISC OS 6 that needs it. If it was required, I'm sure it would be added.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 23/5/09 6:39PM
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On Recent developments have left me feeling...:

Including DH two or three times is humurous. More than that could be seen as victimisation.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 22/5/09 9:57PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

I know you are involved with NetSurf development, but are you also directly involved with RISC OS 5 or 6 development?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 22/5/09 9:48PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

Correct, and has rjek and many others over the past few months have pointed out, the A9home is still awaiting it's final OS (i.e. not running RISC OS 6 yet). Whether this will have USB and HID drivers in ROM remains to be seen. I'd hope it would.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 22/5/09 9:45PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

"Aren't you just falling into the same trap riscosboss did, and ignored the earlier list of obscure additions rjek gave as examples?"

I don't think so. Just because rjek doesn't think people use these features, does not mean that they do not get used. Let us not forget all the various features of Select that have been added that rjek did not mention. Not to mention thsoe users who prefer to keep out of these types of discussions on both webistes such as Drobe and other discussions lists.

Built-in USB - only reason it is built-in is because it is Castles USB implementation. RISC OS 6 does not require this to be built into the ROM images due the drivers being provided by a third party, when they purchase a suitable addon card

Unicode - Agreed

PCI Support - There is no system that RISC OS 6 runs on that required this, therefore why include it?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 22/5/09 8:13PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

Just because nobody comes along and says "I use the filer thumbnailing all the time", or "The ability to import and export pngs in Paint is fantastic", is not evidence of people not using them.

How often do you here of an Iyonix user saying "Aint the DHCP in RISC OS 5 fantasic, I love the way it causes me a headache when the network is not connected"

The point being, just because someone does not go on and on about a particular feature(s) does not mean they are not in use.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 22/5/09 6:41PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

"Nobody's piped up and said "I use this obscure, ill-thought-out feature!""

That's because IMO, none of the feautures of RISC OS 6 are either obscure or ill-thought-out. Perhaps if you used RISC OS 6 on a regular basis, you would see this.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 22/5/09 5:32PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

The dual head A9home was not running full RISC OS 6. It was still several kernel generations behind RISC OS 6.14.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 22/5/09 5:27PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

"We put a tagline on our new web site to say that it was best viewed by Netsurf, as a clear sign of support for people who may not have heard of Netsurf to give it a try, but you just complained"

I'm sure where I involved in the NetSurf project, I'd be complaining too. Whilst it is good to see the redesign of the RISCOS Ltd website in progress. The site is "not best viewed in NetSurf". Perhaps you should download the latest version of NetSurf and see for yourself the reason why Rob has "complained"

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 22/5/09 8:21AM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

"RISC OS is actually far better abstracted than RISC OS 5"

The problem you have here Paul, is that many people for whatever reason don't think it is. One the big reasons for this is that more than a year after the RISC OS 6 release, the only manufacture of a RISC OS based computer has still been unable to release a version of RISC OS 6 for their product. Assuming RISC OS 6 was easier than RO5 to port on to new hardware, surely a version of 6 should have appeared by now?

Perhaps you could direct ROL's resources, for a couple of months, to help get RO6 on the A9home.

"In comparison the ARM NetBooks offer the best option for the future, and there is no reason why we can't produce RISC OS Six for one or more of them, if the RISCOS Ltd shareholders decide that we should go down that route."

Perhaps the RISCOS Ltd shareholders need a reality check! I know you have tried to get them to allow RISCOS Ltd to do other things in the past. Perhaps you could try again. I'm sure if you need help in convincing them, there will be a fair few users who would glady help you make the case to the shareholders.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 22/5/09 8:15AM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

It would be wrong of any company not to check their legal status when Cease and Desist letters are sent out.

However just because company X sends C & D letters to companies A & B, does not necessarily mean company X is in the right either. If A & B take their own legal advise and decide the C & D letter that company X sent out does not apply and continues regardless, it is up to company X to follow through on the C & D letters and take the matter to court.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/5/09 7:47PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

"Castle has, however, used the legal system in the past. Remember back when ROL had a legal restraint put on them."

You mean the "dial a lawyer" episode to send out legal letters to intimidate your oposition?

From what I've heard on that one, I believe the only thing that achieved was Castle almost being laughed out of the ROL share holders meeting!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/5/09 6:32PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

What i have heard is that CTL refused to abide by the disupute term, as detailled in the 2004 contract. Whether this is true or not, I cannot say.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/5/09 5:38PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

Depends on who's view of the contracts you subscribe to. Unless either view actually gets sorted out in court, both views are to a large extent a mute point as long as neither side actually makes a challenge in court.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 19/5/09 7:45PM
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On First screenshot: Beagleboard runs RISC OS 5 desktop:

Perhaps he is hoping that CTL will release one complete with RO5 pre-installed. There by avoiding the ROL licensing issue.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/5/09 10:15PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

Looks fine in IE8. Shame about "best viewed with Netsurf" footnote. Really it should read "Don't view with NetSurf and any other RISC OS browser". Firefox or IE only."

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/5/09 11:07AM
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On First screenshot: Beagleboard runs RISC OS 5 desktop:

Two nuns and a monk = heaven

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/5/09 8:20AM
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On First screenshot: Beagleboard runs RISC OS 5 desktop:

The truth is a three edged sword.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 16/5/09 10:17PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

"After all I am sure the A9 market is not huge and the RPC one must be shrinking."

But which is reaching their end of life first; The user or the Risc PC?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 15/5/09 4:28PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

"The point is that RISCOS Ltd itself was not set up to try and replace Acorn. Its business plan was to help the existing Software and Hardware Developers continue their businesses by offering a continued availability of RISC OS development, not to offer products that would compete with them. "

To a large extent, isn't this a mute point these days? There is only one hardware manufacture, and as Rob has pointed out, they have been unable to release RISC OS 6 for their product during the last couple of years. Their product whilst satisfactory for many users, is still not exactly cutting edge hardware and not quick enough for other users.

We have more and more ARM based products being or about to be released that would be capable of running RISC OS, but what do we see from ROL, nothing, other than hiding behind the orginal goals of the company.

I want ROL to survive, I think RISC OS 6 is a good product. However unless you change and bring RISC OS 6 to newer hardware, all the features in the world are not going to make people continue running it.

The challenge for ROL, is to show us what you can do. If RO6 is easier to port to newer hardware than RO5, then show us. Enthusiasts have already got RO5 running on newer hardware, from 6 months of dedicated work in their spare time. Stop improving RO6 for a little while (yes I am a Select subscriber and do approve of my subs being used for this), and show us RO6 running on a modern none emulated platform. Not only that, provide a CD with an installer, so that I can buy the OS from you, and the device from someone else.

RISC OS Ltd's website informs us you are " .. soon to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the launch of RISC OS 4". Why not celebrate it in style with the launch of RISC OS 6 for one of many ARM powered devices that everyone is talking about.

Think out of the box.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 15/5/09 3:19PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

You are forgetting that ROL itself is not about putting their branch onto other hardware(perhaps this is something else that needs to change. They don't have to be hardware company to supply an os on cd that works on a third party board). That only happens when an appropriate third party company comes along and wishes to use the OS. Therfore direct comparision, unless you have seen the source for both is perhaps miss-leading.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 15/5/09 7:49AM
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On First screenshot: Beagleboard runs RISC OS 5 desktop:

I saw that last night. Perhaps the seller has been on another planet for the last few years and still thinks there is a large market for such a system.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 14/5/09 2:01PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

"So, when can we see a 32 bit RISC OS 6 for the RiscPC? This comes with huge benefits at the cost of not running antique software; and nobody would be forced to upgrade, anyway."

Personally, I cannot see any benefit of this to the Risc PC user. The downfall of a 32bit RISC OS 6 on a Risc PC is that all the 26bit software that people still use will no longer work, other than running slower under Aemulor.

I'm sure if lots of people get in touch with ROL and and say they want to run a 32bit version of RISC OS 6 on their Risc PC, then they would make it available.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 13/5/09 5:38PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

Your knowledge on all these things is impressive!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 13/5/09 3:29PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

You are entirely correct of course.

No matter which version of the OS you use, neither is guaranteed to be updated in the future.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 13/5/09 2:45PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

"Just look at all the effort put into new-fangled APIs that no software uses because they don't want to be tied to a specific version of RISC OS."

Well I know of at least one application that manages to work on all versions of RISC OS and users features of Select when running on a Select version of RISC OS. So it's not impossible to do.

64k colours (another select feature that no doubt you don't think anyone uses) is supported by none ROL supplied applications, those same applications also working on none Select versions of RISC OS.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 13/5/09 2:43PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

"Remember that there still hasn't been a non-beta release of the 32 bit RISC OS Adjust", you do appear to be skating over things a little bit here.

What the A9home users are waiting on is AD6 to provide the finished OS. Once this has been provided, any updated OS from ROL will softload over it.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 13/5/09 2:36PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

"What the feck happend to RON (Risc-OS on Netbook)."

I believe the problem with the netbook project was that PSION didn't know a clue about their product, because they didn't actually make it. It was done by another company for PSION.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 13/5/09 2:31PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

"Notebooks and laptops are what people want to use ?"

I agree entirely. I am a supporter of ROL. However the RO5 stuff is looking very good at the moment to the point of eclipsing RO6. I think whilst ROL are still relevant in todays market, their relevance in tomorrows market is much less assured.

However we also need to look at RO5. How long will the current coders continue spending their free time on this project? Will it go beyond the Beagle Board? Will CTL come back with a Beagle based product?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 11/5/09 8:20PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

"Most of the new features in ROL's strand are never used."

Care to quantify such a sweeping statement?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 11/5/09 8:12PM
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On First screenshot: Beagleboard runs RISC OS 5 desktop:

Nice to see this the RISC OS desktop up and running on Beagle board.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 10/5/09 10:39PM
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On Is there a way out of RISC OS version number hell?:

and what then happens when the current RO5 maintainers get bored it and go of to do other more interesting things? You are then left with a dead commercial branch and a stagnant shared source branch. Either way, not good.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 8/5/09 4:32PM
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On Open documents from Windows-using pals with handy online tool:

What were you trying to convert it to?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 7/5/09 8:44PM
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On Vpod: first pictures of new RiscPC graphics card:

8. Then accuse the person, who is reacting badly to your reaction of them not liking your product, of risc os bashing.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 2/5/09 1:10PM
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On OCR tool STRing updated:

shame it only woks on 2 colour mode.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 30/4/09 11:51PM
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On Is there a way out of RISC OS version number hell?:

Wasn't this part of what you were talking about on Saturday evening with PM? From the bits I heard it sounded as if you are ROL are trying to go forward in some areas to ensure compatibility. I hope you are both able to come to an agreement on this.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 30/4/09 9:46PM
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On Recent developments have left me feeling...:

I also fail to see the reason for constantly having "Dave Holden" appear in these poles. It serves no purpose whatsoever.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 30/4/09 8:55AM
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On Recent developments have left me feeling...:

"ROL and ROOL will eventually kiss and make up"

ROL and ROOL publicly stated there is no issue between them. I therefore fail to see the need to this voting option.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 30/4/09 8:50AM
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On Bitmap graphics package Photodesk updated:

Really nice to see this being updated. Looking forward to the new manual.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 30/4/09 8:41AM
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On DigitalCD developer seeks beta testers for version 3.0:

The choices, which module are you using for playback?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/4/09 3:04PM
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On Wakefield 2009 wrap-up, photos and video:

Throwing that many ideas in, one of them did make it thru.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/4/09 10:36AM
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On Vpod: first pictures of new RiscPC graphics card:

Don't forget, this is the RISC OS market. In general terms it's something like this: -

1. Produce a Product 2. Be very cryptic about it to the press 3. Launch it 4. Don't bother actually telling anyone about it 5. Complain when nobody buys it

Did I miss out any steps?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 27/4/09 9:55PM
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On RISC OS 5 pictured running on ARM Cortex-A8 kit:

I for one, have always leaned more towards the ROL version of RISC OS. However wherever you stand in the RISC OS 5 or RISC OS 4 branch, I think it has to be said that the efforts being made to put RISC OS on newer hardware have to be commended.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 27/4/09 9:49PM
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On Long-awaited Organizer 2 on sale with iCal import and export support:

I think the £12 is or registered users, with £15 being for everyone else.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/4/09 8:15PM
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On RISC OS 5 pictured running on ARM Cortex-A8 kit:

Perhaps you should visit the Advantage 6 stand now and again. Progress is happening on RISC OS 6 for the A9home. Many RISC OS 6 features are now supported in the development builds of the A9home OS.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/4/09 6:28PM
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On RISC OS 5 pictured running on ARM Cortex-A8 kit:

Whatever

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/4/09 2:52PM
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On RISC OS 5 pictured running on ARM Cortex-A8 kit:

"AMS> sa110>Downgrade? Are you *serious*. "

Sniping out of context, I see!

The Downgrade I was refering to is for users running => 4.39. Those running =<4.02 would probably find some extra useful features.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/4/09 2:06PM
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On RISC OS 5 pictured running on ARM Cortex-A8 kit:

He, he. That is about as negative a spin as you could hope to put on the possibility of RISC OS 5 for the RiscPC.

Kewl ;)

I agree that for anyone running 4.02 or below that upgrading to RO5 does offer them some extra features. However I would not class being 32bit as a feature, all this means is those users would need to purchase Aemulor to run their old software, which would be a tad slower than running on 4.02 or one of the Select branches.

Having application space >28Mb for most users will not be an issue due to dynamic areas.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/4/09 2:02PM
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On RISC OS 5 pictured running on ARM Cortex-A8 kit:

Why would Risc PC and A9home users want to downgrade their OS in terms of features, just to run RISC OS 5? Better they stick to what they already have, and the effort is put into getting RISC OS 5 up and running on the Beagle board.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/4/09 12:40AM
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On Long-awaited Organizer 2 on sale with iCal import and export support:

I for one will up upgrading when it is realeased later on this month. Excellant app. Nice to see it being developed once again.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/4/09 12:36AM
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On Vpod: first pictures of new RiscPC graphics card:

Druck, please get in the real world. Analoge TFT's are still to be had in the plenty.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/4/09 12:34AM
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On RISCOS Ltd relaunches riscos.com with new design:

As a first step in improving the look and feel of RISCOS.COM, I think this is really good step in the right direction. I hope ROL will listen to some of the more constructive comments as they continue with the process of updating their web presence to be both more informative and visually appealing. Above all the new site design must welcome people to RISC OS.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/4/09 12:30AM
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On RISCOS Ltd issues bug-fix update to Select subscribers:

RISC OS 6 will run over RISC OS 4 and RISC OS Adjust ROMS.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 22/4/09 6:01PM
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On RISCOS Ltd issues bug-fix update to Select subscribers:

Monty, you may want to look at [link] for more information about what has changed in RISC OS 6. The RISC OS 6 site is much better layed out than the main RISCOS.com one. This site containes info about what has changed in each release of version 6.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 22/4/09 1:45PM
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On RISCOS Ltd issues bug-fix update to Select subscribers:

It is nice to see the Select back on track and that developments now appear to be being released on a regular basis.

Unfortunately, small development teams take time to get things done. This means that a "headline feature" may not appear in every release.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 22/4/09 1:09PM
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On New DataPower release marries email with databases:

Out of interest, when was the last time Schema2 got updated?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/4/09 6:31PM
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On RISC OS 6 in pictures:

In reply to hzn,

The article is looking at a few features that ROL have built into their branch of RISC OS both from the early days of Select right upto the current 5i1 release. It is not intended as a comparison to previous releases or an indepth feature list of 5i1.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 19/4/09 9:05AM
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On RPCEmu Spoon updated to version 0.8.3:

It is really good to see this emulator developing. For those who run Linux as their main system, it nice to finally see a really good emulator emerge. Not only a good emulator, but one that is also free. When combined with the £5 RISC OS 4 offer, this makes low cost entry to the platform a reality at last.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/4/09 11:44AM
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On Were you fooled by our ASCII 'new look'?:

If only more sites took the ASCII format approach, there would be know need for Firefox and we could happily browse the web using Arcweb or a command line browser.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/4/09 10:20AM
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On More Vpod rumours surface:

Fantasic news the Risc PC owners. One also assumes such a podule would also work in an A7000.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 11/4/09 5:12PM
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On RISC OS Now magazine to close this year:

Sad to see the magazine close. Hopefully we will still see Louie around at the numerous events.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 9/4/09 10:54PM
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On 'Drobe should be accurately researched':

I'm guessing when Paul has written "RISC OS Basher", he was refering to RISCOS Ltd rather than RISC OS itself.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 8/4/09 7:17PM
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On Will Wakefield 2009 see a new graphics card for RISC OS?:

Run the NewsDir from a shared folder on another (Windows) system.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 8/4/09 7:55AM
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On Will Wakefield 2009 see a new graphics card for RISC OS?:

"Unfinished crashy useless junk"

A number of A9home users would disagree with you on that.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 7/4/09 5:22PM
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On What should be NetSurf's priority?:

Perhaps you could placate Dave by announcing NetSurf 2 as NetSurf Dave Holden Edition!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 24/3/09 11:39AM
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On Should ROL concentrate on a new ARM port of the OS?:

I think ROL's roadmap these days, is firmly down the one way road to emulation. Perhaps they'll do uturn, then again who needs a roadmap when it's all one way!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 11/3/09 7:50PM
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On Should ROL concentrate on a new ARM port of the OS?:

hzn, one needs to be reminded that ROL did not create the necessary drivers for the 32bit version of Adjust, that was AD6. That was at a time when AD6 had the resources to put into the project, since then RISC OS 6 has been developed and AD6 like many RISC OS related enterprises do not have the resources they once had, nor did they expect to have to do much of the work they did for RISC OS Adjust, again for RISC OS 6. That can issue can be firmly deposited on ROL's doorstep.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 11/3/09 7:47PM
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On Get RISC OS running on Puppy Linux with RPCEmu:

Networking on the Live CD version of this differs from the above. When thinking about creating the Live CD (after I wrote the above instructions), I wanted to get ShareFS working, which will not work with the above set of instructions. The Live CD uses a network bridge to achieve this rather than the Internet Connection Sharing as used in the above Firewall instructions.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 23/2/09 7:35PM
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On How to convince more websites to work with the RISC OS Firefox port:

Glad to have been of assistance.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/2/09 5:45PM
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On Hundreds more printers supported on RISC OS with Gutenprint port update:

Don't have a need for this myself. However it's good see it being kept up to date Martin.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 30/1/09 9:16PM
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On Your thoughts on ROL's Select 5i1:

I think RISC OS 6 in general has been a good release from ROL. Let's hope they can keep the momentum up with another release this year.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/1/09 9:17PM
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On How to convince more websites to work with the RISC OS Firefox port:

He does have a point tho.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 5/1/09 9:15AM
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On How to convince more websites to work with the RISC OS Firefox port:

The text in the title bar window is not altered by changing the User Agent.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 4/1/09 10:48AM
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On RISC OS Firefox port in bug fix update:

Do the following(hopefully this will display as a list): 1. Press F12 2. Type: Filer_Opendir <Choices$Write> 3. Press Enter x2 4. The <Choices$Write> directory will now open on screen.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 4/1/09 12:55AM
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On RISC OS Firefox port in bug fix update:

I think downloaded files are saved into <Choices$Write>

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 4/1/09 12:19AM
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On RISC OS Firefox port in bug fix update:

That site renders fine here with (using A9home) the current version of Firefox. Even did a simple translation from English to French.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 3/1/09 8:46PM
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On RISC OS Firefox port in bug fix update:

Using an A9home with RO 4.42

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 2/1/09 12:21PM
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On RISC OS Firefox port in bug fix update:

No problem here with crashing on text-entry.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 2/1/09 11:06AM
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On What should be the platform's priority for 2009?:

Shame you can't vote in order. Mine would be: -

1) Sort our the OS licensing mess 2) Port the OS to newer hardware 3) At same time as point 2 look at getting more applications released

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 30/12/08 3:42PM
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On Stilt walker offers free sandwich board advertising to RISC OS companies:

I like the image of the A9home in the fruit bowl surrounded by peppers :)

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 23/12/08 9:08AM
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On The leaked ROL licence is the dullest thing you will ever read:

The Tailor of Panama is pretty dull too.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 22/12/08 7:53AM
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On RISCOS Ltd's head licence with E14 leaked:

This could be an interesting document to read(assuming it is something us mere mortals can comprehend!). But even if this does appear on the web either in full or partially, people also have to remember that adjustments to the scope of ROL's market were (I believe) extended by Pace. Also nobody knows if other extensions had also been granted by Pace. Therefore this document alone may not really prove anything other than an interesting read of what was granted to RISCOS Ltd at the time of it's signing.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/12/08 2:28PM
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On New RISC OS ownership claim may derail ROOL RiscPC ROM release:

Living with the status quo might be fine. However having the issue sorted once and for all is in my opinion the best way forward. Yes, I maybe pro ROL and RO6. However if they are in the wrong and going to court shuts then down, then so be it - life goes on. If they are in the wrong, then they should not let it get that far and get it all cleared up behind scenes with Castle, rather than the very public quoting of selected bits from contracts or from defective memory recollections to support their position.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/12/08 1:38PM
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On New RISC OS ownership claim may derail ROOL RiscPC ROM release:

Peter,

Perhaps the best thing or all concerned is to have all the paperwork looked at by a judge and have the issue finally settled. That way both Castle Technology Ltd and RISCOS Ltd will have this and any other contractual related issues finally sorted and both parties will know exactly where they stand, what they can and cannot do and who owes what in terms of license/royalty fees.

It may cost money to put it before a judge, but it has to be more effective than this long running and open disagreement.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/12/08 12:26PM
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On New RISC OS ownership claim may derail ROOL RiscPC ROM release:

I may have to get some popcorn and soda. This is turning out to be quite the main feature.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/12/08 11:20AM
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On New RISC OS ownership claim may derail ROOL RiscPC ROM release:

Peter,

A general contractual question.

If having spent hours negotiating a contract, only to find you have to sign such a contract within a few minutes of the wording being agreed, not having the chance to fully read thru it, then suddenly find that later(having read thru it) many of the amendments that had been agreed were no longer present, do you consider that to be fully above board and legal?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/12/08 10:49AM
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On New RISC OS ownership claim may derail ROOL RiscPC ROM release:

One could say the same for unquestioning loyalty to CTL's version of events too.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/12/08 3:35PM
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On New RISC OS ownership claim may derail ROOL RiscPC ROM release:

Druck, If ROL's license gave them exclusive rights to the desktop market, it therefore follows that Pace no longer had the rights to grant Castle a license for the same market. Only ROL could do this.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/12/08 3:26PM
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On New RISC OS ownership claim may derail ROOL RiscPC ROM release:

Druck. I see the rose tinted spectacles are well and truly glued on! Perhaps one day you'll take them off and see the real world :) I hope you and castle live happily ever after. Oh just remembered, I's heard the new love in your life is Linux. Therefore I won't keep you.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/12/08 3:09PM
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On New RISC OS ownership claim may derail ROOL RiscPC ROM release:

Apparently the license is not that ambiguous. The fact that ROL did not take any action when the Iyonix and RISC OS 5 was released was a decision made at the time for the good of the market.

Had they taken the opportunity(presumably with the full backing of Pace) at the time to act against Castle, this dicussion no doubt would not be taking place.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/12/08 9:30AM
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On RISC OS 5.14 softloaded on an Iyonix: first screenshot:

Me and many others :) You should try 6.14 and see what you are missing.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/12/08 8:35AM
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On RISC OS 5.14 softloaded on an Iyonix: first screenshot:

And downgrade! No thankyou. When RISC OS 5 has the same feature set, I may think about it.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 16/12/08 6:27PM
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On Something positive to take from the OS 5 ROM licensing saga:

I'm sure he'll be around later to add his "clarification", which will nodoubt be "re-clarified" by a rep from ROL. Sorry state of affairs we are in once again over the latest round of licensing re-readings.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 16/12/08 1:30PM
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On New RISC OS ownership claim may derail ROOL RiscPC ROM release:

Now that ROOL have declined your licensing offer, is this the end or this sad affair? Or do you have another rabbit to pull out of your hat, or an ace up your sleeve?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 16/12/08 1:25PM
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On RISC OS 5.14 softloaded on an Iyonix: first screenshot:

I am well aware that some of what ROOL do may also be applicable to other versions of RISC OS. That is one of the reasons I have purchased their mouse and cup mats as well as their 2009 calendar. I also currently use the softloadable DOSFS module on my A9.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 16/12/08 12:44PM
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On New RISC OS ownership claim may derail ROOL RiscPC ROM release:

AMS wrote "I think sa110 this is one piece of ambiguity that if you want *any part of the platform* to survive is better left ambiguous. I think you'd find taking this to court would be a sign that after all these years of shooting itself in the foot the RISC OS world had chosen to shoot itself in the head"

That maybe so. But then(assuming they are in the wrong here) they would be able to come a new unambigious agreement with Castle and after a short pause everything would return to normality with the air fully cleared. If Castle were unwilling to give ROL a license, there would be nothing stopping ROL from releasing their own feature pack for RISC OS which would sit on top of a standard ROM image.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 16/12/08 12:42PM
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On Something positive to take from the OS 5 ROM licensing saga:

Derivative aside. I always thought ROL's main point of contention is that regardless of who holda the IPR to RISC OS, only ROL are allowed to operate in the desktop market(later extended to other areas by Pace). Any other company wishing to peddle another version of RISC OS in the desktop market must be sanctioned by ROL, nodoubt with suitable fees.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 16/12/08 12:31PM
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On RISC OS 5.14 softloaded on an Iyonix: first screenshot:

Nice to see this progressing for all Iyonix users out there.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 16/12/08 7:47AM
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On New RISC OS ownership claim may derail ROOL RiscPC ROM release:

In reply to PeterWild and VirtualAcorn:

Why don't you guys actually go to court and get this contract argument settled once and for all? Then you will both know what rights you do/do not have and where you both stand, instead of this latest round of newsgroup/Drobe Comments open warfare.

All this is good fun to read, but I guess most of us would rather it was sorted out quietly behind the scenes.

If court is not the answer, why don't you all get together, have a working lunch and sort it out (without resorting to throwing food at each other!).

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 16/12/08 7:45AM
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On New RISC OS ownership claim may derail ROOL RiscPC ROM release:

I guess RISCOS Ltd will be hoping for more sales to people like yourself.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 15/12/08 10:30AM
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On Select 5i1 released to subscribers:

In reply to hEgelia,

You can also purchase a downloadable version of the RISC OS upgrade CD. I guess this is so all those who have just purchased the RO4 ROMS for £5 can go and spend some more money on upgrading their emulator to a more recent OS version via the RISC OS Upgrade CD, leading to potential sales of £25 per free emulator.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 15/12/08 7:43AM
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On Something positive to take from the OS 5 ROM licensing saga:

So there was some method to your madness of reigniting the old licensing argument after all!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 15/12/08 7:37AM
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On New RISC OS ownership claim may derail ROOL RiscPC ROM release:

In reply to AMS You wrote "We've lost the prospect of new native hardware let's not lose the option of a vibrant developing OS as well"

RISC OS 4 has been continously developed since it's launch!

ROL have been adding both new front facing features and doing a lot of work to the backend of their branch of RISC OS. A version of this also runs on the only RISC OS hardware currently in production. Assuming another company comes along and wishes to use it,then more new hardware will could appear.

Castle released the Iyonix, a good successor to the Risc PC, but then didn't particularly do anything else to their branch of the OS. The only reason anything is happening to RO5 now is because of the ROOL initiative. If CTL had followed ROL's approach, RISC OS 5 could be much more feature rich than it currently is.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 12/12/08 12:23PM
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On New RISC OS ownership claim may derail ROOL RiscPC ROM release:

Punishing the dealers/developers because of a new spat between ROL and Castle is a bit on the harsh side.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 12/12/08 9:32AM
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On New RISC OS ownership claim may derail ROOL RiscPC ROM release:

Perhaps you could publish the whole letter(blacking out any commericaly sensitive bits). Maybe that would help everyone understand what this current storm in a teacup is about and put it to bed(at least until the next time!) once and for all.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 10/12/08 8:26PM
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On New RISC OS ownership claim may derail ROOL RiscPC ROM release:

Although ROOL are not "losing any sleep over the claims", I guess ROL could go to court and have an injunction granted against them on the strength(or not as the case maybe) of their claims to stop them from distributing a version of RISC OS 5 that would be suitable for the Risc PC.

But do RISCOS Ltd have the balls to do anything about their claims? This is very much the question.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 10/12/08 10:13AM
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On New RISC OS ownership claim may derail ROOL RiscPC ROM release:

Whether you agree with ROL or CTL. Druck does have a point. Until these claims are tested in court, ths is all just hot air!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 10/12/08 10:07AM
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On Community-produced RISC OS 5.14 in final testing:

"Perhaps the open source RO5.x and whatever follows should be called "RISC OS Future" (not "RISC OS Ultimate" since Microsoft might claim a copyright for that name as OS name) or the like"

Why not simply call it "Open RISC OS" (perhaps in lower case underneath it - the shared source version of RISC OS), bit like Novell do with their SUSE Linux.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 8/12/08 6:10PM
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On Community-produced RISC OS 5.14 in final testing:

In reply to riscsoopen:

You wrote "...we will ask Castle ...".

Out of interest, what are Castle up to these days?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 8/12/08 2:33PM
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On Select 5i1 released to subscribers:

I like the sliding menus on 5i1!

Not having a Risc PC anymore, not really gonna take advantage of the 64k colour mode, although if I did have one, I'm sure I would.

Nice to seek RISCOS Ltd getting back to some kind of release schedule for the Select Scheme. Makes being part of the scheme more worthwhile.

With regards to 6.14 running on the A9home, it was several kernel generations behind still! But good to see the work progressing.

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On Upgrade to RISC OS 4 for twenty quid:

Thanks for explaining the 3.6/3.7 loading issue

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On Upgrade to RISC OS 4 for twenty quid:

Well I think this is really good news. It's about time RISCOS Ltd did something like this. Although I have to agree with highlandcattle about why not simply offer everyone the 4.39 softload? I would have thought it would make sense to have everyone running a minimum 4.39 rather than the vintage 4.02.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 3/12/08 9:51PM
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On Video converter port FFmpeg updated:

If you guys are having problems with conversion, why not try Zamzar ([link]) . Converts most formats. Firefox only.

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On South East 2008 theatre talk videos now online:

So the RISC OS South West show will be worth attending, just to checkout ROOL's new floor show in the show theatre!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/11/08 9:33PM
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On RISC OS South West 2009 show confirmed:

Really good for RISC OS Ltd to be putting on the South West show again. Hope they will step up to putting an advert in one of the local free papers to let everyone in the area know about it.

I had an enjoyable time there earlier this year. May visit again next year. Nice hotel in good surroundings. Although sat nav did say "you have reached your destination" and promptly dropped me off in the middle of nowhere!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/11/08 7:30PM
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On South East 2008 theatre talk videos now online:

I do suppose Paul Middleton has interesting stuff to talk about, but his delivery is so dull and monotone

I'm with you. I really do think Paul needs to try and come across more upbeat. All his presentations, even when showing interesting new features of Select, always seem really boring. I think rather than attending that broadcasting(I think that's what he said) seminar, he should be attending talks on how to present and how to engage with the audience.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/11/08 7:02PM
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On South East 2008 theatre talk videos now online:

And what on earth happending to my formatting? ROL and ROOL were on two seperate lines in the comment when I type it in!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/11/08 2:38PM
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On South East 2008 theatre talk videos now online:

Having watched the videos, my verdict is: -

ROL Presentation - Bland ROOL Presentation - Not quite as bland but still lacking

Had Iyonix Ltd also been there, we could have all caught up on some sleep!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/11/08 2:36PM
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On EeePCs and RPCEmu at ROUGOL:

You state I don't believe for an instant ROL can possibly be solvent, throwing away the last of the cash to fight a scheme to help keep RISC OS in use would be arrogant in the extreme, given that purpose is why they were created themselves; and in the long term, they have failed.

Was not ROL created for the purpose of developing RISC OS 4? On that they have suceeded. We have had several RISC OS 4 based updates that benefit both Risc PC/A7000 users and Virtual Acorn users. RISC OS 4 has been 32bitted and is available on the 32bit A9home. Advantage6 continue to make headway with making RISC OS 6 available for their machine, at which point Select will also be able to be softloaded.

I therefore dispute your ascertation that in the long term ROL have failed.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/11/08 8:28PM
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On EeePCs and RPCEmu at ROUGOL:

Don't forget that ROL has only 3 sources of income (I think): -

1) RISC OS Select Subscriptions 2) License fee paid from Virtual Acorn for use of RISC OS 3) License fee paid from Advantage 6 for use of RISC OS

If ROOL suddenly release a RO5 ROM image for use with RPCEmu, that could have detrimental effects to the businesses of Virtual Acorn and therefore ROL. I would have thought it would therefore be in ROL's interest to stop such an image being released for the open source emulator.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/11/08 8:21PM
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On EeePCs and RPCEmu at ROUGOL:

Whilst this may sound good, people should not forget that RISC OS Ltd has license agreements in place.

If ROOL released a freely available RO5 image for rpcemu, there is a possibility of them leaving themselves open to legal action by RISC OS Ltd. This is something I guess they will check into very carefully before making such an image available.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/11/08 7:35PM
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On Star Fighter 3000: The Next Generation review:

The menu leaves a lot to be desired on it too. On my A9home navigating the menu is a awful.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/11/08 1:05PM
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On Star Fighter 3000: The Next Generation review:

32bit version of drifter that works on the Iyonix and A9home would be nice :)

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/11/08 11:41AM
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On Christmas RISC OS show next month in Birmingham:

Final version (version 3) of my DIY A9home laptop will be on display. Come along and see how easy it is to build your own! New version features a completely custom and hand built case, unlike the previous two, which were cut down flight cases.

See you all at the show!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 16/11/08 9:48PM
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On Welcome back to Drobe.co.uk:

To Drobe

The bits of colour look nice. Takes away the "toombstone look", someone mentioned earlier. Makes the site look much more current.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 16/11/08 9:42PM
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On Welcome back to Drobe.co.uk:

In reply to Mac9 "Finally, when AMD mentioned that the processor hertz isn't the whole picture in terms of performance... it made me think those roses smell good... "

I hear Microsoft are looking at Windows versions 1-3 for inspiration for the user interface for Windows 7!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 15/11/08 8:56PM
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On Welcome back to Drobe.co.uk:

Perhaps you could write an article or two to address the issue of most of the new content being off site links.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 10/11/08 3:30PM
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On Welcome back to Drobe.co.uk:

Good to see Drobe returning to form.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 9/11/08 8:27PM
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On South East 2008 show photos:

In reply to hzn:

Yes you are quite correct. Being there is not the same as reading a show report or watching a video. However some of those are unable to attend every single show that goes on! Roll on the MUG show!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/10/08 7:11PM
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On Wakefield 2009 show date set for April:

I wonder if you get a discount for reserving a room early!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/10/08 1:39PM
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On South East 2008 show photos:

Hopefully it won't come to that Druck

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/10/08 9:14AM
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On South East 2008 show photos:

Many thanks to Peter for taking these. Combined with the show report, I don't feel as if I have missed anything by not attending.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/10/08 7:54AM
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On South East 2008 show photos:

In reply to rjek: Not to worry, you can always try and shave for the MUG show in December.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/10/08 7:52AM
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On South East 2008 show round up:

In reply to killermike: Yes. Drobe is slower than usual for me too:(

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/10/08 7:39PM
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On South East 2008 show round up:

If I still has a RPC, I'd be looking forward to the forthcoming select release allowing 64,000 colours. One wonders why this wasn't something they looked at earlier into the scheme. Certainly will be a welcome addition to Risc PC users. I wonder if this would also effect A7000/+ systems. Looking forward to buying the LanMan98 upgrade and MUG show in December.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/10/08 3:17PM
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On South East 2008 show round up:

Nice to see Drobe back on form with this informative article. Was not able to make the show myself, but thanks to this article I now know the gist of it. Looking forward to attend the MUG show in December.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/10/08 1:18PM
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On Iyonix range taken off the market:

In reply to hzn: The reason a RO6 ROM image has not appeared for the A9home so far is more a matter of resources.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 13/10/08 6:30PM
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On A9home DIY laptop: first pictures:

A9home DIY Laptop case now available to bid on at Ebay: -

[link]

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 1/6/08 4:47PM
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On Wakefield 2008 show photos:

In reply to Steve Revill:

There were plenty taken of me, but so far not many have surfaced (thankfully).

I thought Drobe would have had their show report up by now, there has been a link present since the pictures went up.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 07/05/08 5:49PM
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On Wakefield 2008 show photos:

In reply to epistaxis:

Damn, that roady was cute!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/4/08 10:39PM
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On Wakefield 2008 show photos:

In reply to epistaxis:

and still looking good B-)

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/4/08 10:38PM
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On Wakefield 2008 show photos:

In reply to epistaxis:

If that was the case, wow I'm good looking for a 1000 year old

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/4/08 10:29PM
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On Wakefield 2008 show photos:

If the Truth Points to Itself - What on earth was I pointing at in that picture!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/4/08 10:24PM
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On Wakefield 2008 show photos:

and is a three edged sword

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/4/08 10:22PM
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On Wakefield 2008 show photos:

I have very nice one of you on my phone. Not sure if you are asleep or unconscious(we couldn't wake him!), but most certainly worse for wear!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/4/08 10:20PM
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On Wakefield 2008 show photos:

As long as it is not *that* one rage

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/4/08 10:15PM
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On Wakefield 2008 show photos:

Least said about and shown, the better!!!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/4/08 10:07PM
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On Wakefield 2008 show live news:

In reply to epistaxis:

You are an annoying little man and I want you to go away!

(Zoot Zoot)

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/4/08 5:00PM
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On Wakefield 2008 show live news:

In reply to arawnsley: -

"love it when a plan comes together" usually is followed by explosions - hope this did not apply to your eeePC!

Random quote of the day: "The truth points to itself".

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/4/08 2:46PM
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On Wakefield 2008 show live news:

In reply to druck:

Throbbing head - you had at least an extra hour's sleep to the rest of us!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/4/08 10:28AM
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On Wakefield 2008 show preview:

In reply to AW:

Perhaps Qercus and how Acorn User is celebrating 25 years and how they are bring back selected articles from their (Acorn Computing, Archimedes World and Acorn User) back catalogue and making them relevant to today.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 23/4/08 9:06PM
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On Wakefield 2008 show preview:

In reply to Col1:

Make sure you slip her a set of bolt cutters so she can cut off the shackles when John is not looking!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 23/4/08 11:05AM
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On Wakefield 2008 show preview:

Looking forward to seeing the new Select release from ROL. Even better when I can load it on my A9home. Be good to see the fruits of the ROOL and ROL cooperation too. This PDFmaker sounds interesting too. Also looking forward to have a chat with John about the new layout for the current issue of Qercus.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 22/4/08 10:21PM
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On R-Comp unveils new PDF authoring package:

Is this a Ghostscript based offering? Or something completely new with it's own PDF engine?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 22/4/08 10:15PM
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On Star Fighter 3000 revamp revealed:

This gives me another reason to subscribe to RISCWorld at the forthcoming Wakefield show.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 29/3/08 7:58PM
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On Google funding offered to NetSurf project:

Well done guys for having for "balls" to apply for such funding. Hopeully we will see some benefit from this extra help later on in the year.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/3/08 12:33AM
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On A quick guide to fitting a new RiscPC hard disc:

In reply to rjek: When I had my RPC. I found the podule bay used to secure the hdd quite well, without any other fastenings needed.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/2/08 9:10PM
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On R-Comp rolls out product upgrades:

I look forward to receiving MPro and Netfetch upgrades in the post. Another good example of RComp's comittment to developing their core apps.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 23/2/08 8:00PM
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On New release of RISC OS Firefox available:

This release is really good news. Thanks Peter for your continuing effort with Firefox.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 23/2/08 7:18PM
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On RISC OS skills database website launches:

In reply to All:

The RISC OS Connect mailing list is the place to discuss related matters, including all aspects of the website. If you feel something is missing or an area could be improved upon, please drop a note about it on the mailing list.

FYI: The table layout on the Skill Resources page has now been fixed in the development version of the site. This along with other updates that people have already suggested will appear over the the coming weekend.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 5/2/08 12:59PM
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On RISC OS skills database website launches:

In reply to rjek:

"Experienced" has now been added to the list.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 5/2/08 12:53PM
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On RISC OS skills database website launches:

In reply to Steve, I added a comments field to database, but never got around to adding it to the webpage. Hopefully this will appear during next week.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 2/2/08 10:49PM
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On Wakefield 2008 details confirmed:

Well, I know I'll be attending.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 29/1/08 8:12AM
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On Morison in Organizer open source u-turn :

I think if Nigel Willmott is able to secure the services of a programmer to further develop Organizer on a commercial basis, this has got to be good news for both the the platform and Organizer.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 29/1/08 8:07AM
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On A9home DIY laptop: first pictures:

In reply to md0u80c9:

I'd pay close attention on Ebay over the next couple of months, if I was you. You never know what may just appear on there!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 27/1/08 8:17PM
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On Ditching desktops for portables: The way forward?:

In reply to rjek: Perhaps AW has a well developed and creative imagination.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 14/01/08 7:45PM
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On Ditching desktops for portables: The way forward?:

In reply to AW:

For a computer user who is for example used to a Mac, Linux or Windows and used to being able to access and do most things, then to purchase an Iyonix or A9home for something other than curiosity, is most certainly a questionable decision.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 12/01/08 1:02PM
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On South West 2008 show next month:

Planning to attend myself too. Will be my first visit to the South West show.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 11/1/08 12:56PM
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On Bargain hunting for RISC OS upgrades:

In reply to NickMason:

I must be lucky, both the CF2IDE adaptor and 1Gb Compact Flash card works fine with my A7000. Not so sure about it's speed yet tho. Although it does feel a little slower than the hdd.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 30/12/07 3:07PM
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On Bargain hunting for RISC OS upgrades:

In reply to Revin Kevin:

I'm afraid not. The ROM set I purchased are OTP ROMs. They were from a batch of 10 sets recently advertised on eBay.

There have been flash ROM's advertised at £35. But these are not them.

Lym - in this case, you have nothing to retract.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/12/07 9:51PM
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On Bargain hunting for RISC OS upgrades:

In reply to AW:

Do you really expect to have your cake and eat it?

"Mine's a Vanilla Slice, guv."

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/12/07 5:40PM
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On Bargain hunting for RISC OS upgrades:

In reply to lym:

How they sell their product is up to them. I guess not ever user reads the RISC OS press. Also don't forget those people who buy a piece of kit for nostalic reasons, or because they have nothing better to do with their time. Selling at a low price on Ebay is ideal for netting sales from these people.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/12/07 5:03PM
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On Bargain hunting for RISC OS upgrades:

In reply to AW: That is what I plan to do with mine, just with an A7000, not an RPC. However do be carefull. I think I read in the somewhere that not all CF2IDE interfaces are compatible. I won't know if the one I have purchased is until the CF card arrives.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/12/07 3:50PM
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On Bargain hunting for RISC OS upgrades:

In reply to lym,

Adjust was New, not second user. Also don't forget to sell them on Ebay most probably costs them a lot less then the advert they place in the commerical magazines.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/12/07 3:46PM
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On New RiScript supports CMYK PDF export:

In reply to hzn: Have you contacted the developers and gave them and example, like you have above?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/12/07 10:33AM
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On A9home: two years on:

In reply to AW:

What do you expect in such a niche market? I'm sure Advantage 6 would have loved to be able to sell them at half that price.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 9/12/07 2:00PM
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On A9home: two years on:

In reply to JohnR:

Advantage 6 have always said the A9home list is not the place for reporting bugs. Other people one the list have also said this. Specific email addresses have also been given in the paperwork that came with the A9homes.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 7/12/07 9:06AM
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On A9home: two years on:

In reply to lym:

What would you like to see on the support site to make it "propper"?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 5/12/07 4:39PM
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On Christmas 2007 show this weekend:

In reply to JohnR: I think probably "died" is more like it :(

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 3/12/07 9:26PM
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On A9home DIY laptop: first pictures:

In reply to cables:

I hope to be able to refine it a bit more in the new year. What I really want to do is make it a tad slimmer. Although I transported it to the show using a standard laptop bag, I was unable to actually zip it up!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 3/12/07 3:29PM
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On A9home DIY laptop: first pictures:

In reply to Drobe:

A detailed article will appear in an edition of Qercus in the 2008.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 3/12/07 2:41PM
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On A9home DIY laptop: first pictures:

In reply to rjek (3rd comment):

Foot print wise, it is about the size of a standard laptop (it is not suitcase size !). The real problem is it's height. Weight wise it is about the same weight as an old IBM PII ThinkPad.

However. I have recently discovered a much smaller main component then one I am currently using. If it checks out okay, then you may see a leaner model next year.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 3/12/07 2:39PM
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On A9home DIY laptop: first pictures:

In Reply to rjek (2nd comment):

The flight case used is not a "standard" off the shelf case - it is a customised off the shelf case that has been resized to meet the size requrements of the DIY portable.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 3/12/07 2:30PM
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On Christmas 2007 show this weekend:

I was at the show today perched on the end of the Qercus/MUG tables. It was certainly a small venue but appeared to have a steady stream of visitors during the the morning. Filtered off in the afternoon. Well worth attending.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 1/12/07 11:05PM
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On RISC OS camps to discuss future development:

So what's the most popular pizza topping to be randomly selected by VinceH's unexpected pizza delivery?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 29/11/07 8:57AM
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On RISC OS camps to discuss future development:

In reply to Stewy:

But only if you can specify the toppings!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 29/11/07 8:04AM
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On RISC OS camps to discuss future development:

Personally, I think the only way to effectively get rid of this split is either RO5 to be made available for everything that is a minimum A7000/RPC specification up to VRPC's and A9homes, or RO6 to be made available on the Iyonix. As neither options are likely to happen soon, I guess anything else is is simply managing the status quo.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/11/07 5:39PM
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On RISC OS camps to discuss future development:

In reply to rjek:

Perhaps now RISC OS Ltd are no longer dealing direct with Castle(it would appear this has been the stumbling block in the past), co-operation between the two OS developers may now take place. Ever if the end result is not as many of us would like. Surely simply ensuring API's are compatible is a good thing for all?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 27/11/07 10:23PM
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On November news in brief:

I too wish Sphere's was 32bit compatible.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/11/07 11:12AM
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On Building a RISC OS laptop out of Lego:

In reply to druck:

I only recommend RISC OS Ltd do the clenched button options if they are animated!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 19/11/07 1:02PM
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On Building a RISC OS laptop out of Lego:

LOL at druck

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 19/11/07 1:00PM
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On Building a RISC OS laptop out of Lego:

"Meanwhile, Drobe contributor Paul Stewart has set himself the mission of building his own RISC OS laptop out of more conventional materials."

I would like to point out that I have only ever asked about suitable material for building a laptop case. I don't believe I have stated anywhere that I intend to build a RISC OS powered laptop.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 19/11/07 12:59PM
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On Building a RISC OS laptop out of Lego:

Bringing this back on topic. I think Peter has done well to get as far as he has with his A7000 based lego laptop. From the front of the case it does indeed look like a laptop. If Peter can sort out those cables and the power(a battery is a must), it would truly be the first RISC OS portable since the Acorn A4.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 19/11/07 12:55PM
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On Building a RISC OS laptop out of Lego:

In reply to rjek:

"button-clinchingly poor PR" is not something that is unique to RISC OS Limted.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 19/11/07 12:44PM
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On Building a RISC OS laptop out of Lego:

In reply to stevek:

Developing drivers for an existing system, in my opinion is probably the best way of getting a portable RISC OS system. However, as you have said, the question is demand and would demand justify the cost of doing the work?

I would have thought that given the availability of various boards with full documentation available, RISC OS Ltd should take that chance and get their RO6 up and running on something other than the VRPC, A9home and RISC PCs. However, I believe their argument (I may of course be wrong here) is: they are not a hardware developer. How simply making available a version of RISC OS for a widely available ARM based board can be classed as a hardware development is beyond me tho. I would class it as software and well within their scope as the commercial OS develope.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 15/11/07 8:04PM
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On RISC OS 5 to support NetSurf printing:

In reply to druck,

Victory. You make it sound like war.

Cry Havoc, and let slip the dogs of war

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 6/11/07 9:57AM
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On RISCDomain magazine reviewed:

It's a real shame at the time no one was able to bring Phoebe to fruition.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 29/10/07 12:49PM
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On RISCDomain magazine reviewed:

I purchased this magazine via EBay. However whilst the magazine itself seemed to be a high standard i.e. good quality paper. I found for me it was lacking content and subsequently a "flick" through was all it got before entering the recycle bag.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 23/10/07 8:47PM
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On South East 2007 show preview:

In reply to AMS:

You stated "I don't doubt that ROL will finish the OS for the A9". People keep saying the OS is not finished. However the A9home I use certainly seems to have a stable and finished OS. An OS which is later than Adjust but prior to RO6.

What people are waiting for it would appear is not ROL, but AD6. AD6 have recently made available via CJE a USB update (an update that I have had for sometime). I expect the next update will be to the sounddma module, this fixes the problem with the sound stopping. An A9home compatible version of RO6 is the next thing we A9homers are holding out for. Not having RO6 on the A9home is not in anyway stopping the A9home being fully used.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/10/07 12:13PM
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On RISC OS 5 core source release imminent:

In reply to hubersn:

You wrote: "Therefore, I see the RISC OS Open source soon becoming the de facto standard for all RISC OS users, since this will be the RISC OS branch which allows OS development for all users. In the long run, it will help to prevent future incompatibilities and future wheel reinvention. "

How can the ROOL RISC OS become the defacto standard when it only runs on the Iyonix?. ROL do at least have all the old RPC's and A7000, all the new Virtual Acorns and A9homes. For ROOL's version to become the standard, then this first needs to run on at least Virtual Acorn and the A9home.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/10/07 10:49AM
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On South East 2007 show report:

In reply to AW: Same here on the A9home

In reply to expistaxis: Browse always had big buttons. Long live the big buttons in Browse! I always used to enjoy using Browse too.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/10/07 10:18AM
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On South East 2007 show preview:

In reply to AMS:

ROL have 32bitted their RISC OS. They have provided both 4.40 and 4.42 for the A9home, AD6 have written their drivers for both 4.40 and 4.42 (therefore it does work on non RPC hardware).It would appear the issue with RO6 on the A9home is down to drivers. Drivers that AD6 wrote and I'm led to believe are either rewriting or patching to work with RO6. Last I heard, it was thought a release of RO6 for the A9home before the end of this year was said to be not unrelealistic. However only time will tell.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/10/07 10:06PM
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On South East 2007 show report:

Same as AMS here. Looking forward to attending the Christmas show.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/10/07 5:15PM
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On South East 2007 show preview:

In reply to jess:

An email I had from Advantage 6 seems to suggest what you wrote is true. AD6 wrote they were in the process or porting their drivers to be RO6 compatiable. Although personally I would not have thought that process would have taken them this long when you consider they already had drivers working with RO. Or is RO6 really that much different from RO4.42?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/10/07 10:01AM
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On Review: A9home v. Koolu:

To bring the comments back on topic.

I think this is a well balanced article. I think it is highlighting where once the ARM processor was a good contender for low power devices, the x86 compatible processors have more recently started making headway in this market themselves. Again this article proves that with the right kind of money backing it that RISC OS could be a big player in this market i..e we have a compact lower processor and memory requirement OS, just not the additional applications which potential customer require.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/10/07 7:59PM
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On PostScript overhaul project reports progress:

In reply to wuerthne:

Martin, probably too early to tell, but I'm asking anyway. Do you have any timescales for this project? i.e. 3 - 6 months or longer?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/10/07 1:11PM
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On PostScript overhaul project reports progress:

I'm with bluenose on this one. "Storm in a tea cup".

Personally, I am looking forward to the updated Printers.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/10/07 1:09PM
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On Review: A9home v. Koolu:

In reply to apdl: How much do you pay for contributions?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/10/07 1:06PM
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On Review: A9home v. Koolu:

In reply to rjek:

I can assure you, Qercus does pay for contributions. As to them not printing anything negative. I don't believe that is true. I think it will all be down to how the article is written i.e. are you being negative just for the sake of it, or is the article tackling particular areas and being not just negative but also constructive and informative rather than a simple rant that is better left to c.s.a.a. When looking at products to review, don't just stay with the commercial stuff. There is a lot of free applications out there. A lot of which people don't know exist.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/10/07 11:26AM
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On Review: A9home v. Koolu:

In reply to rjek:

Instead on complaining about "so called" unbalanced articles appearing in the RISC OS printed press, why not do something about it. Write a balanced article or two and get them published in the printed RISC OS press. Try and make a difference to the areas that you your view are unbalanced. Perhaps an article about this very subject.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/10/07 10:27AM
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On ARM reveals new 1GHz multi-core processor:

Hopefully this new technology will mean faster RISC OS computers in the future. Quad core would be nice too. Now all we need is multiprocessor/core support in the OS. Perhaps if ROL start looking at this now, we me have an OS to drive this new design when it becomes available.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 5/10/07 12:59AM
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On A9home USB printing in beta release:

In reply to nikgare:

You wrote "2 years down the road and still no local printing is, quite frankly, disgraceful". However the whole point of the article is to say that local printing is now available, not moan that it isn't.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 2/10/07 8:32AM
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On A9home USB printing in beta release:

In rely to arawnsley,

I think the problem with Printing on the A9home has been that there has never(from what I can tell) been any documentation with the A9home to say what version of !Printers is required and a link to where you get it from. Many people have just assumed that because !Printers was not supplied as standard that Printing was not available. I myself have been Printing from my A9home via the network for the past 2 years as many other people have. The update to the USB stack enables printing via USB (I'm not sure if either the earlier stack did not support this, or was simply buggy and not very good at it).

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 29/9/07 6:25PM
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On BOFH and PFY do RISC OS:

Perhaps the next RISC OS machine, Rather than have a name such as Iyonix or A9 etc, the name Archimedes should be revived as so many people remember it. Could have similar success to what BMW have had with the Mini!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 29/9/07 8:08AM
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On A9home USB printing in beta release:

I have been pressing AD6 since May to send out an email such as this. I am pleased it has finally arrived. My only criticism of the email is the way CJE have used it for marketing purposes.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 29/9/07 7:59AM
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On News in brief:

In reply to hEgelia:

The disk problems with the A9home would appear to be more do with some errant sotware rather than any actual problem with the OS. Many people do not have disk issues

I do however very much agree with you on silence aspect. AD6 should release an official statement advising users what the current state of play is with the OS development. Even if they are unable to give an exact date that RO6 will be release they could at least say they were hoping to make it available last quarter 07/1st quarter of 08.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 3/9/07 6:07PM
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On New MSN client in development:

Don't mean to sound ungrateful, but don't we already have an MSN client in the form of Grapevine. Why do we need another?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 3/9/07 11:02AM
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On Samsung's 533MHz A9home CPU successor:

In reply to hEgelia: For information on the A9home you are best visiting CJE Micros website: - [link]

For information on software compatibility visit: - [link]

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 23/08/07 7:37PM
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On Samsung's 533MHz A9home CPU successor:

In reply to Chappo:

I find the A9home fine for everyday use. The lack 128Mb memory limit has not been a problem for me in the last two years. The OS whilst not finished, is finished off enough for it to be usable(this does very depending on who you speeak to) for most tasks. This system has been my only RO machine for 2 years now and I have no regrets about purchasing it. Processor speed is also fine for everyday use.

At the end of the day it depends on what you are going to use it for. If you require more memory, a faster processor and usb 2, go and buy an Iyonix which give you this and more.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 19/08/07 10:23AM
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On Samsung's 533MHz A9home CPU successor:

in reply to rjek: I'm sorry but that is a load of rubbish. Available already we have as separate applications:-

Mpeg 1 and 2 player MP3 player Shoutcast Radio Player Ability to convert CD's to mp3's

At it's basic level, a media player application could simply integrate all of the above into one application.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 14/8/07 8:28AM
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On Samsung's 533MHz A9home CPU successor:

In reply to hEgelia:

It maybe academic, however I beleive speculating is something we are all good at. Especially users of RISC OS.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 13/8/07 6:36PM
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On Samsung's 533MHz A9home CPU successor:

In reply to fwibbler: I am happy with my 128Mb. But certainly would not say no to it being doubled as part of a processor upgrade.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 13/8/07 6:11PM
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On Samsung's 533MHz A9home CPU successor:

If AD6 were able to offer this as an upgrade to existing owners, I would certainly buy it (price being acceptable). As fwibbler states. "A computer can never be fast enough, only as fast as possible".

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 13/8/07 2:40PM
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On Christmas 2007 show announced:

In reply to MikeCarter:

Best solution would be to go direct to the show, without stopping off at the museum. Then the whole entrance fee can be put towards a RISC OS purchase. 10% discount become irrelevant then.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 13/8/07 10:40AM
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On Christmas 2007 show announced:

In reply to bluenose: It is by no means a negative comment about the show. I am all for it. I am simply pointing out that you comment about the 10% saving on the venue admission price, is not actually going to give you a great deal extra to spend at the show itself.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 12/8/07 10:51PM
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On Christmas 2007 show announced:

In reply to bluenose: - Unless they have a staggering entry price of £100 or more, 10% is very unlikely to purchase you any item for RISC OS

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 11/8/07 7:49PM
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On Select nets 1,000th subscriber:

I think what ROL need to do, is have some kind of web registration form were Iyonix users can register there interest in having Select for Iyonix. This could also give them options for a full OS replacement Select or just a soft-loadable Select Feature Pack.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/07/07 11:49AM
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On Who wants LaTeX export in TechWriter?:

(nt)

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 16/07/07 8:23PM
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On Select nets 1,000th subscriber:

Cannot ROL simply get the information from ROOL, or does ROOL not have the source code to hardware specific areas?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 16/7/07 8:17PM
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On Creating simple banners using RISC OS:

With RO6 and the latest version of paint, you can simply drop a draw file on to the Paint iconbar icon to get paint to load it. No need to do any "grabbing" any more.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 15/7/07 4:35PM
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On Messenger Pro 5 released:

In reply to thegman: I have you tried emailing the author to ask if he would be able to add it?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/5/07 3:30PM
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On Messenger Pro 5 released:

In reply to thegman:- Have you tried tapirmail. It is a free mail client that allows you to view and read your mail whilst leaving it on the server.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/5/07 2:10PM
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On Multi-page ArtWorks 2.7 now available:

In reply to rjek:

I use MPro everyday. Enjoy using the product and it has been steadly inproved over the years. Looking forward to upgrading to v5 at Wakefield.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 16/5/07 8:42PM
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On ROL ship second Select 4 release:

In reply to druck,

Here is a list of changes I can see from looking at the userguide.

RO6 Paint Changes Sprite List Window with toolbar for quick access to: Save as, Export, Create new sprite, Copy to clipboard, Paste from clipboard, Switch to full info

Paint can now export: BMP, PCX, JPEG Can also load foreign format such as Draw and Artworks via the Image File Renderer Improved Choices configuration Improved Snapshop - window furniture can be removed, can capture in other bitmap formats such as ICO, BMP and PNG

Hardware Monitor detection if suitable hardware pressent

New diagnostic dump utility

Improved selection of default fonts

Pinboard background can now be graduated(simple) and graduated(HSV) Pinboard improved stacking and now filer-like clicks

Windows - improved tool ordering

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 04/05/07 11:34PM
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On ROL ship second Select 4 release:

In reply to druck:

There is the new toolbar that is part of Paint.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 04/05/07 12:52AM
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On ROOL mouse mat design revealed:

Out of interest. Was the mouse mat designed by a semi/professional design agency?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 2/5/07 12:02PM
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On ROL ship second Select 4 release:

In reply to hEgelia:

You wrote "The guy just doesn't strike me as enthusiastic about his main product, he doesn't seem really interested in Select itself, but rather to just make money. His presentations seem particularly dull, delivered with a monotonous tone of voice."

I entirely agree. I have always found his presentations to be on the boring side. Saying that, I can't say I have ever been driven to excitement by any of Jack Lillingston's presentations either. Wouldn't it be great if the main players in the RISC OS world could get together to fund a sales and marketing position. Even if it was part time. Having someone tasked with promoting the platform is better than no one at all. I'm sure they can't do a worse job than what is currently being done.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 1/5/07 3:11PM
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On ROL ship second Select 4 release:

In reply to jc: -

There will be no "road to recovery" whilst RO6 does not work on the Iyonix. Frustrated programers are even reiniventing the wheel for RO5 because ROL has sofar not released a single thing fo it.

If ROL are unable to do many of the updates that require specific information from CTL in order to implement, they should concentrate on other extra features that do not require such knowledge from CTL. This could as least be release as some sort of Plus Pack for RO5.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 1/5/07 9:47AM
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On ROL ship second Select 4 release:

Apparently there have been increases in some areas but some of the increases of RO4 have been negated by their functions being moved out of the Kernal.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 30/4/07 10:55PM
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On App development plans to be hatched at Wakefield:

"One thing RISC OS badly needs is users to actually purchase new products. So many comments on forums follow the line 'I haven't upgraded because... ' or 'I still use my 10/12/16 year old RiscPC... and the users actually sound proud of the fact when they announce it. "

As lym as commented, this is absolutely right. However it is not all the user's fault. Surely these days, some 6 years (or more) after RISC OS 4 being available, developers should write software that only supports RO4 or later OS. Or now we have 2 32bit machines available, how about developers only supporting the newer versions of the operating system. Something like this would force users to upgrade both OS and Hardware in order to run the lastest version of their favourite application and encourage new hardware to be developed.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/4/07 11:16PM
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On App development plans to be hatched at Wakefield:

In reply to markee174: Back on he original Oregano3 thread, offering a bounty has been mentioned has a means of incentive. Whether there will be enough money to pay for a full time progammer is really pie in the sky at the moment.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/4/07 5:19PM
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On Oregano 3 scrapped:

In reply to Chris Wraight:

No need to blush, we all make typing errors.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/04/07 11:33AM
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On Oregano 3 scrapped:

In reply to DGS and Colin Cartmell-Browne: -

After doing some googling. I have now found the original announcement about the RIG and will be in touch with them to make sure nobody's toes a tread on. However from the original announcement, it looks like it was simply an investment vehicle for investing in ROL back when ROL was first formed.

The RIG announcement of June 3 1999 can be found here [link] estment&rnum=2#5464c09ae459b444

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/04/07 07:49AM
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On Oregano 3 scrapped:

In reply to Peter Howkins: -

At the moment there is no fund or charity. I think the proposal at the moment is to simply meet up at Wakefield have a discussion and take it from there. I know I would like to see something come out of the discussions. I have my own ideas as to what that is, as will other particpants in the discussion. Until that time, there is no fund or no charity, simply idle chatter on Drobe.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 25/04/07 3:47PM
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On Oregano 3 scrapped:

In reply to Keith,

I will submit to CSAA today.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 25/04/07 1:37PM
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On Oregano 3 scrapped:

In reply to bluenose:

I have no objections to posting an announcement in CSAA. I was thinking perhaps 2pm in the bar or beer garden. What do you think?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 25/04/07 1:19PM
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On Oregano 3 scrapped:

I know the feeling mrma. Just thought I was having some money for me to spend, then it all goes on the dog with vets fees. Kept a small amount aside for trip to Wakefield and possibly a couple of upgrades. Anything else that takes my fancy will be on the flexible friend.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 25/04/07 12:04AM
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On Oregano 3 scrapped:

In reply to vinceh:

Yes I agree, as a method of starting the ball rolling with cash donations from commerical operations, it does appear to have been sucessful. I think perhaps I missed that point in the article!

Regards Paul

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 25/04/07 11:52AM
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On Oregano 3 scrapped:

In reply to dgs:- If you are commenting on my earlier comment about the ROOL mouse mats, then I stand by it. For the price you pay for mouse mats these days, in my personal opinion, it is highly unlikely any organisation will make a substantial profit from such a venture.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 25/04/07 08:05AM
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On Oregano 3 scrapped:

In reply to bluenose: I was in two minds as whether or not to go to Wakefield this year. However perhaps if there is a chance for those of who are interested in this kind of not for profit organisation to get together and discuss it, then a visit to Wakefield will most certainly be confirmed.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 24/04/07 10:55PM
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On Oregano 3 scrapped:

To put my own 2 peneth in: -

I agree with what has been said on here about some sort of software fund. I'm guessing what we need is a not for profit company setting up to perhaps handle the programming of software that would be otherwise be un economical for a commerical company to handle. Then however we come across the problem of funding. Programmers don't come cheap. I guess we'd be looking between £30000 and £40000 for a full time programmer. It's something I have had more and more thoughts about of late. Such an organisation may then be eligible for grants from the DTI or Europe (purely speculation).

I think perhaps in order to explore this kind of possibility, those of us who are interested should get together and try and see what can be done.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 24/04/07 8:58PM
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On ROOL make 'market map' mouse mats:

Are there actually enough RO businesses left to fill a mouse mat, or would a beer mat be more appropriate?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 23/4/07 8:39PM
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On ROOL make 'market map' mouse mats:

In reply to AMS:

You appear to have missed the sarcasim n my last sentence!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 22/4/07 12:42PM
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On ROOL make 'market map' mouse mats:

It's a shame that other RO companies did not come up with the idea of seeling a mouse mat to bankroll their operations. The profit from such a product must be sustantial.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 22/4/07 7:49AM
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On New user guide for RISC OS 6 as release nears:

In reply to hEgelia:

Yes I agree with your reply. I think it is high time that not just ROL but everyone involved in RISC OS started to look more at marketing. Perhaps they could all group together to empoy someone - even on a part time basis. This person could then market RISC OS as a platform in general.

I also think it is about time ROL set out in writing (on their website) where they see RISC OS development going in the next 5 years. A sort of roadmap.

But again. The new userguide is certainly a development in the right direction.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 29/3/07 12:52PM
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On New user guide for RISC OS 6 as release nears:

Getting back to be fully on topic. I think this is really good news. ROL are obviously aiming to deliver Select 4 AKA RO6 with some good user friendly documentation in the form of a new userguide. It makes no difference if it is HTML/PDF or available in hardcopy. The fact they are producing it to go hand in hand with their new OS release is a good positive step and should be treated as such.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 29/3/07 9:22AM
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On New user guide for RISC OS 6 as release nears:

I think the problem with ROL and generally most RO businesses is that there simply isn't enough money floating around in the RISC OS community. This means tasks take substanially longer than they otherwise would. A result of this quite often seams to be a wall of silence. When the silence is then broken and nothing substantial is delivered, the company then attracts a lot of critism to taking so long but delivering not much The company then thinks twice about saying anything whatsoever until a substanial product or update is released. This then takes us back to the wall of silence.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 29/3/07 9:18AM
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On New user guide for RISC OS 6 as release nears:

With regards to printing from the A9home. It has been recently discussedin great detail on the mailing list. The A9home compatability sites under the FAQ section also states a method of printing ([link] ibility.asp )

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/3/07 9:11PM
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On South West show reports and photos:

In Reply to thegman:

If you think ROL's logo was designed by a 12 year old, what do you make of Iyonix blue blob. I'm sure a 6 month old baby could have come up with something more appealing.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/2/07 12:42PM
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On RISC OS Open licence in hands of lawyers:

In reply to Aaron:

In the future do you exect we will see an RO5(ROOL version) version of Virtual Acorn?

Or is that simply not an option?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 16/01/07 10:08AM
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On RISC OS Open licence in hands of lawyers:

In reply to Polas:

So basically your after an RO5 upgrade for your RPC that costs next to nout. No wonder the RO market is it such a bad shape. Since when did Windows or Mac OS cost peanuts for the end user to purchase?

Let's all go live in the land of make believe where everthing is free, no one is in poverty or ill health and where we all worship Phoebus Apollo

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 15/1/07 3:25PM
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On RISC OS Open licence in hands of lawyers:

In reply to polas: Why would you want 32bit RO5 to work on a RPC. You would lose access to all your 26bit software, or needed to run Aemulor, not to mention any podules you have installed.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 15/1/07 1:07PM
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On Best of 2006 awards results:

In reply to Nick Brown:

Alive yes, but hardling kicking. I'd say treading water is all it's doing at the moment.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 03/01/07 5:02PM
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On Firefox 2 patched for the A9home:

In reply to nervus:

Go into your !UnixHome.home folder and delete /mozilla

Try to load FF2 again.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 8/12/06 10:48PM
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On Firefox 2 patched for the A9home:

In replyto nervus:

Is that Aemulor I see loaded on your iconbar. If so I believe that maybe the cause of your memory problems. Quit Aemulor (the module not just the front end). Try FF2 agaiin.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 8/12/06 8:38PM
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On Firefox 2 patched for the A9home:

Firefox does not work on the A9home if Minidisc is loaded or has been loaded. This was also the same with FF1.5. It simply starts then closes straight away.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 4/12/06 9:34PM
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On Iyonix-only Firefox 2 port released online:

In reply to Jwoody: You appear to be forgetting Dillo. A webrowser port available from riscos.info. This uses the ChoX11 library and is a full application.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 3/12/06 11:44AM
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On RISC OS 6 Select 4 preview released:

In reply to JohnR:

I think thel ink Joty was refering to is this one: -

[link] [link]

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 27/11/06 1:25PM
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On RISC OS 6 Select 4 preview released:

In reply to Pete:

I'm sure I read/heard somewhere that RO6 would contain it's own viewfinder/A9home enhanced graphics drivers

I'm just trying to think were I heard that. Probably at the Guildford show.

People have to remember, this is an early preview release and does not contain many additional components over 4.39. I think people are entirely missing the point that now ROL can now successfully build both 32bit and 26bit RO from a single source tree. Hopefully future developments on Select will now pick up.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 27/11/06 1:22PM
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On RISC OS 6 Select 4 preview released:

In reply to maikl:

Yes, I was dissapointed I could not run the preview version on my VRPC-SE. Perhaps the next preview release will work on it.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/11/06 12:20PM
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On RISC OS 6 Select 4 preview released:

In reply to MikeCarter: Perhaps they could pursuade someone to sell them one.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/11/06 10:27AM
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On RISC OS 6 Select 4 preview released:

In reply to imj and hEgelia:

RO has been overhauled to make it eaisier to build both 26 and 32 bit releases from one source tree. The version of RO in the A9home has improvements that are not present in 4.39. As I do not have a suitable version of VRPC to test RO6 on, I am unable to check if the improvements are part of the RO6 preview buld. However I would expect that a later build of S4 will support the A9home. However, first ROL/AD6 have to release the final OS build for the A9. I'm guessing this will be RO6 minus the extra Select 4 features.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 25/11/06 6:39PM
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On TechWriter to get Word 2k export:

In rely to DS1. I beleive is is Word95/97 export that EasiWriter has.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 24/11/06 12:17PM
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On Pros and cons of rewriting an OS from scratch:

Suerly all of these highly talented programers, who seem to think the only way forward for RO is to emulate, should do something constructive and actually develop some new applications/drivers for native RISCOS. Only then wil RO move forward.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 24/11/06 7:16AM
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On RISC OS gets transparent windows:

Neat little application.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/11/06 8:01PM
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On Firefox 2 will be Iyonix-only:

In reply to Bryan Hogan:

A good workhorse the RPC has been. It is both out of production and very slow to run ported applications such as Firefox. Developers IMO need to concentrate on producing applications to run on the current hardware, whatever it may be.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/11/06 1:24PM
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On Flash 7 player port started:

I'll find out when I read RO Now I guess. If O3 is available soon and is any good then I'll spend some money on it. If not, my money will go to PN for FF2 for my A9home.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/11/06 1:21PM
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On Flash 7 player port started:

This is good news indeed. If anyone is going to take it on, I'll certainly be will to donate a little cash.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 19/11/06 1:22PM
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On Firefox 2 will be Iyonix-only:

I think Peter has done a grand job with FireFox, but as an A9home owner, I'm going to site on the fence for a little while and see what O3 is like when it appears (hopefully soon).

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 16/11/06 7:04AM
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On ROL calls for Select coders and testers:

In reply to fibble: "Castle and RISCOS Ltd hate each other's guts"

Could this possibly be another reason why CTL have gone down the ROOL root. If ROL were to deal with ROOL rather than directly CTL, it may be possible for some cooperation and commen API's to be implemneted.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 13/11/06 11:29AM
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On ROL calls for Select coders and testers:

In reply to hzn:

Why should ROL merge with ROOL?

ROL already have access to the RISC OS source They already have their own team of programmers They also have their own set of goals

I think if ROL require anything that is available within RO5 and are able to agree licensing terms with ROOL, then yes they should work with ROOL along those terms, but I fail to see why they should merge.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 13/11/06 8:31AM
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On A9home first impressions review:

In reply to RickCB: With all those other computers, would the lack of USB seriously be a problem. Besides, there is not really any USB devices that is available for RISC OS that requires USB 2. Card readers and memory sticks all work fine with USB1, just a little slower for accessing your files.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 7/11/06 8:12AM
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On A9home first impressions review:

In reply to RickCB: You can always strap the A9home underneath your desk!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 7/11/06 7:18AM
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On How to upgrade an A9home's hard disc:

In reply to kees: However if you were to relocate the A9home into a difference case, could you not simply use a convertor to use a standard hdd and dvd drive. Only problem then would be the CD driver.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 30/10/06 11:52AM
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On South East 2006 show report:

In reply to Peter Naulls:

If none of the stuff you've done requires that you give it away for free, would it have not made more sense do the FF2 port and then simply make a reasonable charge for it?

I for one would have no problem in paying(between £50 and £100) for a browser that is able to access most websites. Would be nice to have a browser that allows me to post to the newsgroups via google groups and access on-line banking.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 25/10/06 8:16PM
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On South East 2006 show report:

In reply to NW and bucksboy: -

Totally agree with you. RO these days is pretty hopeless at browing the internet save for basic html sites. Netsurf is a good effort, but what about the rich content sites that use Flash? In my in my opinion, I'd rarther Castle and ROL address these issue instead of adding little fancy bits to the OS or creating yet another OS fork.

In reply to fibble:

<START RANT>

Yes most if not all development on RO is done in their part time these days. However it a few got together and created a product that most users wanted, they'd be able to charge for it and subsequently make some money for the time and effort they put it in.

It seems to be that the few developments that take place are not addressing in anyway shape or form the issues that many people have raised time and time again in the last few years. Issues that have been raised on here and in the newsgroups. Now, I and others are aware that some things require licenses, but there are starting points that could be made. For example bringing together the work that as been done on KinoAmp and the various MP3 players and the shoutcast radio client in to one multimedia application. Something that would at least start to give use the equivelant of the likes of Media Player, Real Player and AMP.

There are things that developers can do and make money from, as long as the end product is an easy to use polished off program.

</END RANT>

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 24/10/06 1:37PM
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On RISC OS South East show this Saturday:

In reply to markee174 and AMS:

Has Castle actually changed their slide show during the past 5 years. It would seem everytime I attend one of their presentations, I get a bit o dejavu.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/10/06 6:30AM
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On RISC OS 6 to power Select 4:

In reply to Col1:

I don't believe I have mentioned anything about RPC users. I simply took the 3000 VA users as an example and assumed that if half of them upgrade, it is still a considerable income for ROL.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/10/06 11:49AM
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On RISC OS 6 to power Select 4:

In reply to fibble:

And if you assume at least half of them upgrade to Select 4/RO6 that's a cool £148 500 (£99 * 1500). Not to be sniffed at. Should fund ROL for another year or two!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/10/06 11:20AM
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On RISC OS 6 to power Select 4:

In reply to John Cartmell:

ROL have to work even harder to sell a product that currently does not exist. I think many users will be keeping their cash fimly in their pocket until something is actually delivered. I myself a fully paid up Select subscriber, will not be resubscribing this year, unless they deliver on RO6 and Select 4.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/10/06 11:04AM
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On RISC OS 6 to power Select 4:

In reply to fibble:

I didn't quite think I got the last bit right :(

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 19/10/06 1:40PM
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On RISC OS 6 to power Select 4:

In reply to fibble:

"I am not a number. I have a name !"

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 19/10/06 11:57AM
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On RISC OS 6 to power Select 4:

Why bother buyingth software upgrade, if you know there are no developers to continue providing the upgrades?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/10/06 7:45PM
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On RISC OS 6 to power Select 4:

In reply to fibble: Nice Lego A7000 case :)

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/10/06 7:39PM
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On RISC OS 6 to power Select 4:

In reply to ajb: I suggest you go back to the RO Select site and actually read the first paragraph again. The first sentence says "RISC OS Six is the latest, most up to date, version of RISCOS to be developed by RISCOS Ltd". Which is exactly what I said in my posting. I don't see any problem with what they are saying about RO6 at all.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/10/06 7:22PM
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On RISC OS 6 to power Select 4:

I think at the RO roadshows this week, people need to harras Paul Middleton about RO6 for the Iyonix. The more harrasment he get's may help him make the final decision to actually get it done.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/10/06 7:20PM
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On RISC OS 6 to power Select 4:

The thing I find confusing about all of this is ROL's pricing policy. If RO6 is going to include some but not all S4 features, and as they say "RISC OS Six is the base from which all future versions of RISC OS, to be released by RISCOS Ltd", then why don't they simply release RO6 as a stand alone product as an upgrade for all RO4 based computers, rather than insisting on £200 for new members to join the Select scheme to obtain? Select members(of which I am a member) would not be p***ed off, because they would still get the extra Select 4 features. Surely that would make more sense.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/10/06 7:16PM
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On RISC OS 6 to power Select 4:

In reply to ajb: RO6/Select 4 is the latest and most upto date version of RISC OS, as developed by ROL. Their move to call it RO6 is in line with it now being 32bit and able to run on all RO4 Machines, from A7000 to A9home.

As they have already stated in the past and is well known, they have limited resources and will be releasing RO6/Select 4 for all of their currently supported computers before producing a version for the Iyonix(assuming they are able to obtain the relevant information from CTL).

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/10/06 6:04PM
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On Qercus back from the dead shocker:

Got mine today too!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/10/06 7:37PM
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On R-Comp Dad suffers 'major' heart attack:

As with everyone else in here. I wish Allan a speedy recovery to good health.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 12/10/06 8:45AM
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On RISC OS Open needs your help:

Why all this talk about porting RO to another platform. One of the main problem,in my opinion, is the lack of software development in general. Not many new applications have been announced/updated since Acorn called time on RISC OS. This I believe is the biggest problem with the platform, not whether or not it runs on the latest version of the most 'in' geeky Unix or similar kernal.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 5/10/06 9:11PM
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On RISC OS 5 source code release revealed:

okay, re-reading the article, it would appear my earlier comment may have been a bit rushed. Allowing the devlopment of various OS based applications and Browse is a good thing.

However when it gets to updating the OS itself, I standby my earlier comment.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 29/9/06 10:34PM
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On RISC OS 5 source code release revealed:

So now we are going to have RO5, ROAdjust and ROxx with various bits of the OS open sourced. How much sense does this make?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 29/9/06 10:29PM
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On New Acorn reveals PC laptop website:

In reply to ksattic:

I think what you should have written was: "Somone please get a hold of one of these and cover it with a white handkerchief!"

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 7/9/06 10:16AM
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On New Acorn reveals PC laptop website:

Due to the article earlier this year, I'm sure most people will now be aware that the new Acorn Computers Ltd has nothing to do with RISC OS. I therefore fail to see the need for such a long article which that serves to promote Acorn Computers Ltd as a reseller of Windows based notebook computers. To all intents and purposes the new company has nothing whatsoever to do with RISC OS.

The paragraph about bundling Virtual Acorn appears to have been dropped in to give the article some kind of relevance.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 6/9/06 10:54PM
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On Castle considering open sourcing RISC OS:

But wouldn't an open source version, minus the bits that can't be open sourced just create yet another version of RISC OS for the few remaining developers to contend with?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 15/8/06 3:01PM
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On Castle considering open sourcing RISC OS:

Surely CTL cannot open source RISC OS, without getting the approval of all current license holders. Afterall open sourcing RISC OS could pull the rug from underneath the feet of the current license holders.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 15/8/06 9:23AM
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On ROL: Adjust figures looking swell:

So when and where did Paul Middleton make the statement about 500 copies of adjust being sold?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 2/8/06 11:10AM
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On Double sided print support for Xerox lasers:

In reply to hEgelia: Andrew was simply point out that they have a commercial product that offers the same level of pinting support. It may happen to be that his product requried a pc to work. Again Andrew pointed out that Explan also do a driver the Kyocera printer too. Both points were relevant and on topic.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/7/06 12:27PM
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On Why so much infighting?:

In reply to AMS: The appropriate section in my article states "they both have their own unqiue selling point" They address different needs and are therefore both valid in my view.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 3/7/06 10:38PM
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On Why so much infighting?:

In reply to VirutalAcorn:

During the legal tussle between CTL and ROL, was the contract not renogtiated? Or does their original contract with Acorn/E14 still stand?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 3/7/06 8:08AM
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On NetSurf conquers Wikipedia:

Will download the new version when I am back at home. Netsurf appears to be the best browser on the platform atm.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 2/7/06 12:42AM
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On USB ethernet driver in development:

A version supporting he Simtec stack woud be nice :)

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 25/6/06 12:10AM
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On ROL: Giving Select 4 date is tricky:

In reply to Will: ROL are only 32 bitting the existing RISC OS code. The very code that is licensed from CTL. Your reasoning behind ROL rewriting the whole of ROL, with the resources they have is wide speculation to the extreme. Besides, even if they had totaly rewritten RISC OS, they could no longer call it RISC OS and as it would be the same as RO5, I'm sure would not be able to sell it without a license from CTL. So either way, ROL still requries their license from CTL.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 24/6/06 6:18PM
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On ROL: Giving Select 4 date is tricky:

In reply to epdm3b: Open sourcing the Kernel I don't is in an available option for ROL. This would require changes to the license from CTL. I believe I heard Jack say some time ago thay the did not want to open source any part of RISC OS.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 23/6/06 5:13PM
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On TEK 1608 in 32bit rumour:

This is wonderful news. A 32bit TEK on my A9home or an Iyonix should play quite well.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/6/06 8:00AM
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On New version of GCC for RISC OS released:

I do not understand the need to poke fun at Peter Nauls with the last line of this article. Peter has produced a working port of Firefox. That in itself has to be congratulated. Yes a few more updates would have been nice, including updating to the latest version of Firefox, but as Peter as pointed out many times, other programmers are able to contribute, if they so desire. The fact that Peter no longer has the available free time to further comit to Firefox is not something that should be used to belittle his programming work for RISC OS.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/6/06 7:13AM
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On Developers divided over RISC OS 4 code checking:

In reply to AMS

Your last two sentences almost made me fall off my chair laughing.

Really, you should be a comedian!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 6/6/06 8:08PM
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On 3D space shooter game planned:

This is wonderful news. New games development is always welcome.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 4/6/06 9:52PM
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On Microdigital boss turns makeover gardener:

In reply to markee174: Just what I was thinking. At least they tried.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/5/06 8:22PM
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On Unofficial A9home mailing list opened:

Office A9home list is now available to A9home owners

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/5/06 6:22AM
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On Wakefield 2006 show report:

(nt)

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/05/06 9:29PM
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On Wakefield 2006 show report:

In reply to Markee174: It is also down to some successful marketing. Something neither the then Acorn or now RO related companies have yet to figure out.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/05/06 9:27PM
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On Wakefield 2006 show report:

Now if only I had a big lottery win to fund a decent browser, Java, Flash and all the range of other things we are missing!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 16/05/06 5:29PM
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On Wakefield 2006 show report:

In reply to markee174: I hope Sun do open source Java. A version may then appear on RISC OS. With regards to performance. The old Acorn Java did run at acceptable performance for use in Java based chat rooms. However all the Java based chat rooms are now using the latest release.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 15/5/06 10:23PM
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On Wakefield 2006 show report:

Flash and Java are one my wish list. Isn't there not an open source java that someone could port? I know Peter Naulls has a version on his website.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 15/5/06 9:30PM
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On Web editing apps updated:

Whilst not visiting the show this year, look like another upgrade to budget for!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 12/5/06 4:31PM
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On A9home on sale from CJE Micros:

In Reply to mark1282:

Firefox performs well on the A9home, as does Netsurf and WebsterXL.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 09/05/06 11:03AM
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On A9home on sale from CJE Micros:

In reply to bluenose:

I agree with you entirely. If you look at the Windows market. You have a whole range of machines, from those Celerons only just capable of running windows to your 3Ghz dual core Pentiums. Every market needs a range of products. We now have ours: Iyonix, A9 and VRPC.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 07/05/06 7:41PM
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On A9home on sale from CJE Micros:

In reply to VLIW; The A9 uses an exteral AC adaptor. The connection from the adaptor to the power uses a standard (if forget the correct name - IC lead?) 3 pin moulded power adaptor i.e. 3 pin int the ac adatpor. If the old RPC power leaded fitted your APC, then the A9 should too.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 6/5/06 10:09PM
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On R-Comp responds to Grapevine feedback:

No problems for me on my A9home!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 2/5/06 12:34PM
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On Finnybank Ltd dissolved:

This does not necessarily mean the demise of Qercus. All it means is Finnybank is no longer a Limited Company. John my still be intending publish Qercus( I hope).

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 1/5/06 8:26AM
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On Dispute over 'intrusive' VRPC copy protection:

Personally I do not see the issuue with copy protection. If it is good enough for Microsoft and other software developers, then why not Virtual Acorn. I have a copy of VA, and have and two unlock codes from VA. One when I first installed it, another when I changed the PC I was using it one. VA have always been quick to respond to any enquiries with regards to the licensing unloc codes.

If Richard wants a refund, all he needs to do is uninstall it and right a letter to VA stating that any copies have been removed/destroyed. Talk about a 'storm in a teacup!'.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 30/4/06 7:59AM
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On Written for Qercus? Send it to Drobe:

In reply to JC: Perhaps a general press release stating the current state of Qercus, would have been more appropriate, followed up by a email to contributors advising them of any additional information(marked private and confidential, not for publication).

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 9/4/06 3:39PM
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On Written for Qercus? Send it to Drobe:

In reply to Wakeman: As no agreements have been sent out to the contributors as of this time, it is still up to the contributor to decided if the item is still to be published by Qercus, or another medium.

Due to the long period in between the last issue and forthcomming issue, I would have expected Qercus to contact the contributors to confirm it is still okay to use their material.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 9/4/06 3:31PM
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On StrongARM card turns ten years old:

Problem with disc caching is that when the system crashes, you could be left with needing to utilise discknight to sort your hdd out.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 29/3/06 10:22AM
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On StrongARM card turns ten years old:

Now that would be nice. A new game that makes full use of the extra speed and graphics available in both the A9 and Iyonix.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/3/06 2:34PM
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On RiscPC emulator ported to Linux:

In reply to Druck: Enhancements and bug fixes to ROL's version of RO have not dried up. As you know ROL have simply been 32bitting their version, which was part of their mission statement when ROL was founded. ROL have also stated that the beta version of Select 4 will be available to subscribers who's subscriptions have lapsed no earlier than 31 of August 2005. They have also stated they are expecting Select 4 to be available Wakefield 2006.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/03/06 7:11PM
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On Select subscribers offered fig leaf:

I think the newsletter email Paul has sent out was comprehensive and covered most, if not al,l of the issues that have been raised in recent weeks. As for "cheap excuses" - Paul has clearly explained how Select will appear on the Iyonix. If anyone is not satisfied with his explanations, I suggest people contact him to discuss the relevant points.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 6/3/06 1:33PM
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On Euro show planned for June:

Glad to see that ROL have stepped in to run the Dutch event. Hopefully all concerned will make pots of money.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 4/3/06 3:30PM
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On RISC OS emu ported to games console:

shame it doesn't run native :(

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 27/2/06 1:35PM
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On South West 2006 theatre talks:

(nt)

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 23/02/06 6:15PM
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On New USB radio driver developed:

I really do not see the point of this USB radio. If you could play via the computers own sound system, then fine. But as you have to plug external speakers into it, what is the point of this product? If you wanna listen to some music, use a decent hifi!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 22/2/06 8:53PM
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On Searching for duplicates:

In reply to cables: Wow! When a company has been going as long as IBM, I guess they'd have products to cover any and every possible court case relating to their brand.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 13/2/06 3:04PM
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On Searching for duplicates:

In reply to SimonC: But not accurately reading the article results in making in accurate comments that other people may assume are correct.

You write the "article suggests, it's too little too late", but nowhere does it suggest that. In fact the article is not about dishing the A9 at all. It is simply informing about the possibly of a name clash with a9.com, the search engine from Amazon.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 13/2/06 11:43AM
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On Searching for duplicates:

In reply to SimonC: Where does the article suggest it is "too little too late"?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 13/2/06 10:25AM
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On ROL open share investment to all:

Hopefully the retail version of A9home will be released and Wakefield, along with Select 4. Perhaps then a little more confidence will be instilled in people.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 6/2/06 1:47PM
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On ROL open share investment to all:

In reply to cables: XP PRo and XP home are one and the same. XPhome is simply missing one two features aimed more at the business network environment.

Additional flavours of XP are Media Centre, Tablet and 64bit.

MS also support Windows 2003 and Windows 2000

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 6/2/06 12:56PM
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On ROL open share investment to all:

What I would like to know is what are the "the development and acquisition of complimentary technologies for RISC OS " that Paul is on about

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 5/2/06 8:42AM
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On Grapevine 3 features mooted:

In reply to arawnsley:- I think part of the reason why there has not been as much interest is that many RO users will have a PC and can use MSM on the PC for free, without having to go out and purchase the RO version. Another reason is probably the age range of people currently using the RO platform.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 31/1/06 12:57PM
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On Grapevine 3 features mooted:

All this is good news

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 30/1/06 9:19PM
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On South West 2006 show exhibitors confirmed:

In Replay to riscosmad: Games! I don't think there has been any new commercial games since TEK. And that aint 32bit so won't run on modern hardware. Therefore is there any need for a Games Arcade?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 29/1/06 8:20PM
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On Ovation Pro on Windows overtakes RISC OS original:

I agree with TonyStill. Like him, I buy upgrades for the same reason. Latest Mpro, although I don't expect to utilise any of the latest features, I still bought the upgrade because I would like to see it being developed. Same with EasiWriterPro. Intending to upgrade that at the SouthWest show. I don't believe people have a problem paying to for an upgraded product. It's more of a case of price. The price Rcomp are charging for their Mpro upgrade is in my opinion compative price, when you consider it is not just the software now your getting, but all upgrades thoughout the year. Also RComp have a proven track in providing upgrades for MPro. RO Select, recently re-subscribed to that too. Although nothing was delivered for past 12 months, I think the work ROL have done on the 32bit version for the A9 and what they have sofar commented on with regards Select 4 for me makes it a worth while investment(although I do think their lack of communications for months on end is very of-putting).

Getting back on topic. From what I have seen of the demo version, Ovation Pro is a highly capable package. Although it is not something I currently have a requirement for. I do think it would be a shame if it were not to be developed further. Perhaps a rolling upgrade scheme similar to that of RComp could be used to fund any further devlopments for the product.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 29/1/06 7:58PM
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On South West 2006 show exhibitors confirmed:

Non of the links work in the RISC OS section, apart from back to the Windows section.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 27/1/06 5:08PM
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On Castle rattles licensing sabre at 32bit RISC OS 4:

I have contacted AD6 about this matter. As far as they are concerned, everything is in order.

I think everthing probably just got blown out of proportion, as frequently seems to happen on the RISC OS scene as soon as some mentions licensing.

Personaly I wouldn't worry about it.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/1/06 6:53PM
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On Castle rattles licensing sabre at 32bit RISC OS 4:

In reply to EasyKees:

I suppose you can always upload it onto your website, along with a program that requires it, and see if CTL set their legel representatives on you.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/1/06 5:27PM
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On 2006 predictions:

In reply to ROHC: A quick google or search on drobe returns the following and more about RISC OS Select: -

[link] [link] [link] htt p://www.drobe.co.uk/search/?launched=yes&type=drobenews&terms=select

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 08/01/06 3:14PM
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On Christmas roadshow report:

In replay to hEgelia:

I think the next step after the OS reunification, is to sort out the USB into one standard that works with the CTL hardward and the AD6/Simtec hardware.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/12/05 11:18AM
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On News in brief:

I notice Jack and Paul are are opposite ends! Everyone seems to be smiling tho.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/12/05 8:25AM
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On Geminus graphics acceleration launched:

Excellent news on the possibility of an A9home version

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 9/12/05 12:59PM
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On Classic adventure and shooter games republished on CD:

Would be nice for a new game to come out now and again. Last decent one has TEK!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 6/12/05 8:32PM
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On Castle move to Cambridge rumoured:

In reply to AMS: At no point in the above posting did JC state the Iyonix was not needed. Yes the Iyonix is still needed and has a role to fill. Just as the A9 is also needed and has a role to file. One can be greatly expanded, whilst the other is dimentionally challenged. But both machine make a big statement.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 4/12/05 7:02PM
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On Select 4 will not be ready until new year:

People in the past, me included have moan about ROL not giving out enough information. The minute they do, some one has a go at them. No wonder they keep silent for so long.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 1/12/05 7:31PM
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On Software news:

hEgelia, I have Grapevine 2 but this is the first I have heard of a Grapevine mailing list. How does one join?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 25/11/05 4:06PM
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On All third parties welcome at roadshow says ROL:

In reply to ron. I don't have plenty of cash available, but I certainly intend to purchase some extra software for my A9.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 23/11/05 9:46PM
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On Could A9 be a digital oasis in a desert of PCs and Macs?:

I think the original article is quite good. I hope AD6 push for some reviews in press other than the usual RISC OS ones when they release it. It's a fine little machine. The one I have is certainly quite stable.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 22/11/05 9:31PM
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On RISC OS Christmas roadshow details finalised:

In reply to A Rawnsley: As a member of the mailing list. I do not have a problem with you making such announcments as long as they are related to the list you are sending it out to,

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 19/11/05 3:01PM
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On RISC OS Christmas roadshow details finalised:

Just book a half day holiday so I can attend the Birmingham event.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/11/05 10:20AM
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On Taking OS features for granted:

In reply to Bob, Peter and Chrisj and the many others:

I am no programmer, but reading through the comments here, I think I can see both points of view, and agree with both of them. However please feel free to correct.

Bob and many other people, llike myself would llike to seem more up-to-date software released that give us, the users, similar opportunities to use our RISC OS computer in the way other users are able to use Linux, Windows and Max OSX(is that what's called these days?). However all we seem to hear about is the "under the hood" things that get done, and developers complaining about the lack of development tools or necessary bits and pieces in the operating system. But I suppose what is annoying is that we had great apps developped 10 years or more ago with similar tools ("so what is the problem with the development tools?").

But then these days wih the wealth of development tools available on other platforms that make life so much easier for the development of big apps, I can also understand why the programmers moan at the lack of such tools for development on RISC OS.

So, the reason we need all the "techi stuff" is to make the development of and maintenance of software quicker and easier. But the problem with such a small platform is there is only so much that developers such as Peter can do at any one time. Which for us end users is frustrating. But in the long term will make programming for RISC OS a much more pleasurable experience for the remaining developers.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 05/11/05 9:07PM
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On Aemulor for the A9home released:

The beta version I have been using has worked well since I first got a copy back in July/August. Need to go and purchase the full version now.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 5/11/05 2:29PM
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On South East 2005 show report:

Surely if ROL have bits that already work on the Iyonix, should they not be made available to exisiting Select subscribers as a beta product. After all wasn't that the whole idea of the select scheme. Subscribers get beta quality products first before everyone else.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 24/10/05 3:37PM
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On South East 2005 show report:

What - no Midlands show!!! If I'd known that I'd have gone to his one.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 24/10/05 8:08AM
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On A9home compatibility list open for all:

Compatibility site is now stable. Apparently there was an issue with one of their hosing servers which has now been resolved. However if anyone is still having trouble accessing the site, let me know.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/10/05 10:40AM
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On A9home compatibility list open for all:

In reply to adrianl: I've been following the discussion on CSA Programming and therefore fully agree with you. But if you don't have Aemulor or the 32bit SCL. It is at least worth a try. In some cases it works, some it doesn't. I guess you take your chances when commenting out the rmensure line.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/10/05 12:16AM
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On A9home compatibility list open for all:

In reply to Hertzpsrung:

But that does work for some applications and is an option to explore if you don't happen to have the 32bit SCL. Therefore surely it is perfectly valid to list it as a work around.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/10/05 11:32AM
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On A9home compatibility list open for all:

In reply to JC: I spoke to my hosting company last night. They claimed there were no issues with their servers. I am awaiting a response from them to the support call I logged into their fault management system last night. Hopefully the issue (which appears quite random atm) will be resolved soon.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/10/05 10:24AM
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On A9home compatibility list open for all:

In reply to spellinn:

Done.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/10/05 8:56AM
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On A9home compatibility list open for all:

Just tried it this morning from work on IE. Site loads okay. Really weired or what!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/10/05 7:43AM
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On A9home compatibility list open for all:

In reply to EasyKees: Very strange. Non of my own browsers are working with my site atm. All give the following error:

Active Server Pages error 'ASP 0224'

Cannot load TypeLib

/a9home/compatibility.asp, line 2

Cannot load Type Library specified in the METADATA tag.

But was working fine earlier!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/10/05 10:57PM
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On A9home compatibility list open for all:

In reply to nijinsky: I have logged and call on the support desk of my hosting company. I do not beleive it is an error in the code as it as been working perfectly fine with the same line since last night.

The error you have received is one from when I have been looking at the current error earlier.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/10/05 10:44PM
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On A9home compatibility list open for all:

By the way. Any comments on improving the page are welcome.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/10/05 6:32PM
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On A9home compatibility list open for all:

Display problem fixed (I hope). Seems I had deleted a close table tag whilst starting another.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/10/05 3:10PM
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On A9home compatibility list open for all:

The page also works fine in Firefox and Internet Explorer. I'm sure it worked fine on Netsurf and O1 last night when I tried it. However the Netsurf version I was using last night is about a month old. The latest version downloaded today, does not display it correct.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/10/05 2:59PM
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On A9home compatibility list open for all:

I'll download O2 Demo tonight and try it

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/10/05 2:57PM
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On Independent Select for Iyonix interest list opened:

In reply to Guli: I have no idea if current RO hardware is any good for video editing. JGZimmerle mentioned about the lack of software for video editing. I was merely saying that any such software, first needs be written. Which of course costs money.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 12/10/05 1:12PM
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On Independent Select for Iyonix interest list opened:

In reply to JGZimmerele: We already have software to author DVD's - CDVDBurn ([link])

Yes, we do need to look forward. But video editing software does not get written by itself. Someone needs to write it, someone needs to be paid to write it. There also needs to be a market for it in order for the development costs to be recouped.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 11/10/05 11:05PM
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On Independent Select for Iyonix interest list opened:

In replay to JGZimmerle: Unless ROL's policy has shifted somewhat. Nobody really knows. It may have been a clash of personality between PM and JL that was the sticking point. Pure conjecture I'm afraid, like a lot of other comments on here.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 11/10/05 9:30PM
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On Independent Select for Iyonix interest list opened:

In reply to AMS: Yes, the A9home is not a finished computer. However you cannot put it in the same stable as the Omega. AD6 are releasing updates on a regular basis and are progressing well.

As for Select for the Iyonix. Don't have one. Don't really care. RO 4.4 on my A9 works well, as does RO 4.39 on my RPC.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 10/10/05 11:30PM
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On ROL faces rebellion over Select delays:

As for ROL, would you not have expected them to have developed something other than the OS by now. Perhaps an application or two, where this is a gap in the marketplace?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 07/10/05 1:22PM
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On Personalised special offers for non-Select and Adjust users:

At least they are trying somthing different. However I beleive it would have been better to have simply come up with some new special offeres, based on the items he mentions in the press release. That way everyone knows how much they expect to pay. Perhaps an extra discount here and there for politeness!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 6/10/05 10:35PM
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On ARM plays hand, reveals 1GHz plans:

There's always one who has to spoil the excitement

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 5/10/05 12:21PM
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On ROL faces rebellion over Select delays:

In reply to jcmcculoch: ROL are not a charity, they are a comercial enterprise. They make money by selling products that people want to buy. Simply giving them money because they are developers of RO is not the solution. I still can't believe that in 6 years they have not diversified and started selling other apps/utilities to suppliment their income from the OS. Perhaps they might have more money to play with then.

Druck and everyone else in the Select scheme who have not received anything, not even regular updates as to what is happenning, all have a good and valid point of contension with ROL.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 5/10/05 7:51AM
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On Software news:

In reply to Mr Chocky: Yes thanks. It did not work. I did send you an email advising your of this on the 16th July. Complete with error logs. Would you like me to send it again?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 30/9/05 4:48PM
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On Software news:

How about an A9 compatible RDP Client as well.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 30/9/05 2:10PM
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On Software news:

One could say RISC OS is served well in the VNC client area.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 29/9/05 5:36PM
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On Iyonix Select demand barely double digits, says ROL:

In reply to Naf Rico:

As a brave subscriber you are helping to fund the devlopments of the RO Select. As always, people who do not want to wait for a product end up paying more. But then if no one subscribed to the Select scheme then there most probably would be no RO Adjust(26/32bit) and quite possibley no A9 either.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/09/05 6:24PM
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On ROL cuts deal with Omega users:

As stated in the article, ROL are planning to make some Select features available for free to those who have not yet subscribed. Perhaps it will be possible to make these features work on an Iyonix also.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/09/05 7:57PM
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On ROL cuts deal with Omega users:

Good news for Omega users! Roll on ROAdjust32 and Select 4.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 22/9/05 7:44PM
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On Hifi buffs told Iyonix audio is good enough:

So if 128k mp3 isn't very good. What bit rate is the best to convert cd's to.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 10/9/05 1:08PM
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On CJE seeks interest in A9home:

In reply to petermcc:

I agree that one of the A9 strengths is it's portability, due to it's size. But I think this is also a major weakness. The inclusion of a slimline optical device would, in my opinion, be of great benefit to most of it's users.

This brings to back me the thought of the Toshbia Portege slimline laptop. Nice laptop, shame about all the attachments.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 5/9/05 12:33PM
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On CJE seeks interest in A9home:

I think the lack of USB 2 on the A9 justifies a change of case design to accomodate and internal optical device such as a CDRW or DVD/DVD RAM drive. Also it would make the computer look much neater when using an optical device, when sat on ones desk, rather than having a seperate external optical device which results in a seperate power cable and USB cable.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 5/9/05 12:16PM
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On CJE to raise cash for hospices:

CJE is a main RISC OS dealer.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 1/9/05 8:36AM
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On Survey: Iyonix use leads VirtualRPC:

Nice to see that although the A9 has not been release yet, the number of people who have the development version is significant enough to be 3rd from bottom in this pole.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/8/05 11:13PM
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On 'Community' newsgroup proposed for RISC OS users:

Agreed. alt.riscos.community is sounds good.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 5/8/05 4:04PM
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On ROL tells Select users: A9 takes priority:

In reply to CJE:

It may have been estimated at 25 years, but ROL appear to have almost completed the conversion to 32bit/26bit neutral in substanially less time than that. All we can do is applaud their efforts and hope that Select 4 follows not too long after the completed Adjust 32.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 03/08/05 1:34PM
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On ROL tells Select users: A9 takes priority:

In reply em2ac:

A9home is a nice little machine. So quiet it stays on 24/7.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 3/8/05 1:21PM
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On ROL tells Select users: A9 takes priority:

But let us not forget, ROL and CTL have not exactly been on rosy terms these last 3 years.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 3/8/05 11:27AM
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On ROL tells Select users: A9 takes priority:

In reply to mrchocky:

But ROL are producing a product. They are busy finishing off Adjust32 for the A9, then will bring out Select 4 for the older hardware, as for the Iyonix - how long is a piece of string?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 3/8/05 11:11AM
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On ROL tells Select users: A9 takes priority:

Personally, I think ROL have made the right choice here. It has been perfectly clear for sometime that in order for ROL to survive in the long term, they needed a 32bit OS and modern computer to run it on. AD6 have supplied the modern hardware. ROL are supplying the OS. Whilst producing the 32bit version of Adjust may have taken them longer then they anticipated, which has had a knock on effect of delaying Select 4. I think when one looks at the bigger picture, ROL have done the right thing.

As for Select 4, ROL have already stated that they are going to extend subs by 3 months, and Also stated that the new renewals will cover a 15 month period or a year after the release of Select 4, whichever comes sooner.

ROL seem to get critised no matter what they do. This time however, I think what they are doing is right.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 3/8/05 10:55AM
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On Firefox beta 3 released:

Beta 3 works fine here on my A9home.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 25/7/05 6:07PM
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On Oregano 3 survives user group meeting:

I suppose people will buy it because: -

It's a commercial product and supporting the commecial sector will mean more programs released It has flash 5(?) It's a product that is actively in development by Oregan and therefore future version may be made available to run under RISC OS They bought both O1 and O2 Customer loyalty Perhaps they have nothing better to spend their money on.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 25/7/05 3:10PM
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On No plans to change USB 1.1 in A9home:

In reply to guestx:

Most if not all USB 2 devices are backwards compatible with USB 1.1.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 06/07/05 7:51PM
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On No plans to change USB 1.1 in A9home:

In reply to cocodue: A good informative reply. I was not away there was both DVI-D and DVI-I.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 6/7/05 1:39PM
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On No plans to change USB 1.1 in A9home:

In reply to AMS:

But if the A9home take up is good, Mr Huber might make more money by adding USB cd writing to his program.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 5/7/05 7:58PM
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On No plans to change USB 1.1 in A9home:

In reply to jess:

I too was surprised at the lack of DVI, but then this is a low spec low priced computer. You don't really see many low spec Windows boxes with DVI. Anyway, I do believe you can get a dongle that will connvert from DVI to Analogue.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 4/7/05 8:04PM
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On No plans to change USB 1.1 in A9home:

Getting back on topic. The USB 1.1 is adequate for most things, even CD burning.

Why people are obsessed with watching a full length DVD movie on their computer is beyond my comprehension.

People on here seem to forget, the A9home is essentialy the new entry level RISC OS computer. As such it fills a gap in the RISC OS market. It is also a big step up in performance from the A7000 type computers yet still at a similar price. If you require USB 2, buy an Iyoix.

The A9home. If only everything this good came in small packages.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 4/7/05 6:54PM
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On RISC OS Firefox developments:

Beta 2 version of FireFox is much quicker in user interaction.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 4/7/05 10:06AM
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On Cocognut freely available finally:

Latest version still works on the A9home with RO Adjust32 Preview.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 27/6/05 10:44PM
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On Delving inside an A9home:

But still at least I can upgrade my hdd at a later stage. 60Gb 7200 rpm drive weighs in at about 105 from Misco.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/6/05 4:51PM
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On Delving inside an A9home:

It really is dissapointing to find you cannot upgrade the memory in it. Allthough the prospect of a combined processor and memory upgrade option is certainly favourable.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/6/05 4:50PM
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On Delving inside an A9home:

The specification on the pages linked in the article, do say it can come with upto 256Mb RAM.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/6/05 4:45PM
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On Delving inside an A9home:

In reply to fwibbler: It is not a standard IDE connector that you see on the RISC PC/Iyonix or x86 desktop motherboards.

The hdd connector is quite clearly seen(I beleive) at the bottom of the hdd in the second picture.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/6/05 12:14AM
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On Delving inside an A9home:

Is it my eyesight, or is the serial port missing from the first picture?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 25/6/05 9:53PM
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On Delving inside an A9home:

Would be nice for instructions in how to get inside. I do have my own ideas of course, but until I am in a position to purchase the memory and hdd I am not going to attempt to take mine apart.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 25/6/05 9:50PM
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On Delving inside an A9home:

Great. The pics confirm the memory and hdd can be changed. Planning to up the memory in mine and change the hdd to a 60Gb 7200rpm hitachi hdd during the next few months.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 25/6/05 9:47PM
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On Iyonix Select yet to show 'commercial viability':

But wasn't Select 4 put on the back burner somewhat whilst Adjust 32 for A9 was produced. With that project nearing completion, I imagine we'll see a Select 4 within the next few months. I'd at least hope to see it by the Autumn show.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 23/6/05 7:06PM
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On Firefox first beta published:

Adrian my appologies. I had not realised that. But even so, in my opinion, I dont really think the speed of !Fresco is that impressive anyway on my SARPC.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 22/06/05 09:33AM
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On Firefox first beta published:

Speed of Firefox on the A9home is quite acceptable. Not as quick as !NetSurf, but just as quick if not quicker than !Fresco running via Aemulator.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/06/05 10:58PM
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On Firefox first beta published:

Hurray. At long last I can access my Natwest online banking without having to use Internet Explorer.

Well done Pete. My UPP subs was a very good purchase indeed.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/06/05 10:56PM
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On The RISC OS dispute: 12 months on:

In reply to Jaco,

But surely it would be easier for ROL to maintain, if they produced a version of RO Adjust for the Iyonix.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 19/06/05 09:57AM
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On The RISC OS dispute: 12 months on:

In reply to hexa0503:

As both CTL and ROL did not want to make any comments, what have we to hear?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/6/05 11:14PM
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On The RISC OS dispute: 12 months on:

I still do not see the point in bringing back to the public forum the damaging rift between the CTL and ROL. What happened, happened and thankfully was to some extent sorted out last year. Both companies may still have issues with each other. However I do not see any reason to return to what transpired last year. Move on.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/6/05 5:07PM
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On The RISC OS dispute: 12 months on:

Well I can't really much in the article that we don't already know. Was there really a point in returning to this dispute of last year? Or are you just trying to stir up another one?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/6/05 4:37PM
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On Portrait monitor support for A9home:

In reply to Jess:

The A9home (developer edition) does ot have any DVI output. Only standard VGA.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/06/05 2:40PM
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On Expo 2005 rolls on without MicroDigital:

Much easier and far cheaper to just shoot him, rather than put him up and feed him whilst making him do hard labour.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/6/05 2:06PM
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On Mac VirtualRiscPC undaunted by Apple x86 switch:

So whatever happended to the Hyrda? I remember Acorn User doing an article about it at the time, but after that....

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 16/6/05 1:18PM
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On Mac VirtualRiscPC undaunted by Apple x86 switch:

In reply to wuerthne:

Point taken. I guess I don't use anything that requires such power.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 15/6/05 1:23PM
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On Mac VirtualRiscPC undaunted by Apple x86 switch:

But do we really have any software available that needs so much power?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 14/6/05 9:55PM
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On Mac VirtualRiscPC undaunted by Apple x86 switch:

You know guys, Peter has raised a good point. We already have a good emulator in the guise of Virtual RPC that runs on x86 hardware. Currently it is available under Windows, but soon to be available under Max OS. So that means RISC OS is/will be available for use on three different platforms, native, Windows and Mac OS. Why waste OS development time porting it when it can be better spent developing new features

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 14/6/05 12:47PM
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On Mac VirtualRiscPC undaunted by Apple x86 switch:

In reply to SimonC: I guess it is feasable, no doubt Peter and other programmers will be able to enligthen us on that. Problem is the money, programming resources and time to do it. Don't forget it's not just the OS. Programs will need updating and changing not to mention a new version of Aemulator. Is it really worth all the hassle? RO has not run on super quick hardware for such a long time that I don't think it really matters that much. We don't exactly have a need to run at 3Ghz, do we?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 14/6/05 11:50AM
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On Mac VirtualRiscPC undaunted by Apple x86 switch:

In Reply to Martin:

Apple is a much bigger platform than RISC OS and can no doubt fund the move(not that it would be their first change of architecture) to Intel x86 chips. Here on RISC OS, we have trouble shifting to newer ARM chips, letalone a completely different platform. IMO RISC OS platform today has neither the funds or the resources to do such a move. Besides, we have the Iyonix, the forthcoming A9 and already a two forked OS - Do we really need another fork that will be completely incompatible with the other two? As newer and quicker ARM chips are produced, no doubt we'll get quicker RO machines, should there be sufficent market demand.

I believe the RISC OS platform has navigated very treacherous and murkery waters these last few years, and whilst the seas have calmed somewhat there is still a long journey ahead of use before we see the beautiful green land that we once knew.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 14/6/05 10:41AM
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On News in brief:

In reply to fwibbler:

I wouldn't imagine the warrentee you get with the Iyoinix would be effected. RO Select is softloaded over you existing OS.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 13/6/05 12:29PM
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On Castle cooks up another Iyonix special offer:

Whilst the Iyonix make offer more expansion, it takes much more desk/floor space then the A9home. For me, for example, the A9home will sit quite nice and neatly in the monitor stand of my 19" TFT, therefore taking up no more deskpace the the monitor itself. My RPC on the other hand is two slice and sits on it's side at the other end of the desk, taking up about the same space as an Iyonix would (no doubt).

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 03/06/05 7:43PM
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On ROL to launch Adjust on CD:

In reply to Sawadee:

You talk about incomplete updates, as a reason for DataWave not to upgrade, but what incomplete updates? RO4 is complete and has been available for some years now. RO Adjust is complete and has now been available for some months for people to upgrade to. Indeed ROL are about to release a softloadable version for non select users. Two fully complete versions of the OS widley available now. At the very least, all the active user base should be running RO4 with those who can afford it Select or Adjust. It's no wonder alot of the upto date features that everyone wants are not available when people stick to using what I'm guessing is now a 8-10 year old OS.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 19/02/05 10:04AM
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On ROL to launch Adjust on CD:

In reply to Nico:

But don't we all like hot air? Or should be be, flaming fingers?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/02/05 8:03PM
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On Qercus says sorry for lateness:

It's all very well touting Ghz here there and every where, but RISC OS does not really have the software to take full advantage of 3Hz processors.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/02/05 6:55PM
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On Should the TCO of RISC OS be higher?:

In reply to mrchocky:

Well, I've gone and done it. Tried the kaffe and Dillo ports on the UPP website, and have subsequently signed up. Quite liked Dillo, but not nearly as advanced as the RISC OS browsers. Kaffe, tried running a few jars from the command line, but non of them worked. Although to be fair, Kaffe did try to run them and generated errors.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/02/05 6:52PM
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On Should the TCO of RISC OS be higher?:

In reply to lproven: Due to the current size of the platform, 150--200 pounds is in my opinion, sheer fantasy. I'd like to see a RISC OS computer lower in price, yes, nearer the 500(is that still dream land?) pound mark would certainly be in my budget.

Efforts are being made by the remaining programmers to give is more new software, but it takes time. I think probably the best effort at the moment is the Unix Porting Project, I don't know how many programmers out there are working on it, but the more there are, the quicker you mayt some of those apps ported, that you' mentioned.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/02/05 4:26PM
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On Should the TCO of RISC OS be higher?:

In reply to mrchocky:

Yes, you did refer to Kaffe the other day, but as you also stated, it is not finshed, and as somebody else stated, it cannot yet be used as a plugin for the available RO web browsers to use. So, status of a current Java plug in for RISC OS - we do not have one.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/02/05 2:36PM
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On ROL to launch Adjust on CD:

In reply to Jess:

Perhaps ROL are taking the "All or Nothing" approach. There again, they could just be leading all Iyonix owners up the garden path.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/02/05 2:25PM
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On Should the TCO of RISC OS be higher?:

In Reply hEgelia:

Lifesupport..... The only two RO players who really benefit directly out of it is Virutal Acorn and ROL. Not really lifesupport to the rest of the developers. But yes, I don't think VA does inspire developers to produce the much needed internet applications, but then, things like Java, will take consideral time and money to produce for RISC OS, and payment to Sun of course for a commerical license. All money, that the RISC OS platform does not have.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 18/02/05 2:01PM
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On ROL extends Select offer through January:

Appologies for getting your name wrong Bent.

Yes, I'm sure it's not an IRC channel. Many moons ago, it used to work with the Acorn Java. These days I use my Windows XP box via RDP.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/01/05 5:03PM
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On ROL extends Select offer through January:

Appologies for getting your name wrong Bent.

Yes, I'm sure it's not an IRC channel. Many moons ago, it used to work with the Acorn Java. These days I use my Windows XP box via RDP.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/01/05 5:03PM
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On ROL extends Select offer through January:

Brent,Julian, it is web based chats that i used Java for. Something I cannot do under RISC OS at present.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/01/05 4:08PM
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On ROL extends Select offer through January:

There is only one major item I turn my Windows XP box on for, and thats when I'm chatting on line. The lack of an up-to-date Java VM is the reason - something I'd quite happily pay 40 or 50 quid for it were available for RISC OS, and yes I do have the Acorn version, not that is much use any more.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 20/01/05 8:49PM
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On ROL extends Select offer through January:

What I would like to know, is when will Select 4 appear? ROD/ROL appear to be very quiet on that at the moment, as with the update we can expect from it.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 19/01/05 1:14PM
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On Castle terminates RISCOS Ltd. licence:

flypig, looking at the announcement on Pace's website, it says "Castle Technology Ltd today announced the purchase of the RISC OS technology from Pace Micro Technology plc". It then goes onto say that the IP rights were licensed back to Pace. So does that actually mean Pace still own the IP for RISC OS?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 16/06/04 2:58PM
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On Castle terminates RISCOS Ltd. licence:

IMJ, you point about us all believing Castle is fairly mute. At the moment they are the only people giving out information about the whole mess the RO community is once again in. So until another knowledgable party speaks up either as a offical spokesman for ROL or someone with some knowledge of what's going on, we only have Castle's statement to go off and believe.

I think another key point that has been raised is, do Castle acutally own the RISC OS out right?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 16/06/04 2:48PM
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On Castle terminates RISCOS Ltd. licence:

As a side note. [link] appears to be down. As someone upset already started a DOS attack?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 16/06/04 1:26PM
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On NetBook Missing In Action:

David, if you need that much money just to license it, i guess it will never appear.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 12/03/04 7:11PM
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On NetBook Missing In Action:

Peter, David, If I were a programmer, I'd be helping all i could.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 12/03/04 7:09PM
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On NetBook Missing In Action:

So how much would it cost to bring the latest version of Java to RISC OS? Answers on a postcard.......

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 11/03/04 7:59PM
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On NetBook Missing In Action:

VRPC springs into mind mavhc. we don't have any virtual windows xp machines on RISC OS tho.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 10/03/04 6:04PM
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On NetBook Missing In Action:

For me, my pet hate on RISC OS is the whole internet experience. Where is support for the latest flash?; where is the support for the latest Java; what about video/audio formats like Real Audio and Window Media Player. All this nice upates to the OS via Select (for which I do subscribe) are very well, but I'm still waiting for the apps, as listed above that will enable me to permanently switch my Windows XP box off. Instead of losing my PC, I'm now going to put my RPC away in favour of using VRPC on my XP machine.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 10/03/04 3:10PM
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On RISC OS 4.39 and 4.02 pricings confirmed:

In reply to Jes: It is not very often you get an application error box in Windows that stops you from moving to another Windows appliction, unless it is a fatal Windows system error. Yes an application error box, will lock the application until you acknowldege it, but not stop you from using other apps.

As for Outlook express, it may have it's pitfalls, but gernerally it's a not an easy to use email and new client that supports all the modern protocals displays standards that users of Windows have come to expect. As Julian as pointed out, with RISC OS you do not get an email program or even basic web browser. Surely isn't it about time RISC OS did it's bit to 'keep up with the Jones'?

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 26/02/04 1:36PM
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On RISC OS 4.39 and 4.02 pricings confirmed:

XP comes with Internet Explorer 6, Outlook Express 6, Java is available for it, as is Flash, Shockwave, Real Audio, Windows Media Player, Quitcktime Player, comes with loads of printer drivers, easy to use interface capable of accepting input from either the keyboard or mouse, all apps multitask. I can connect my USB modem to it, Internet Connection sharing. Need I go on.

Windows XP has a lot going for it.

Jess, you say on XP dialogue boxes lock the application. On RISC OS, dialogue boxes mostly lock the whole OS until you deal with the. So XP is better in that respect also.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 25/02/04 1:34PM
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On On with the show:

As long as they don't use that blue blob, i'm happy. But yeah, the Nut logo is more marketable than the cog, not that the cog isn't a fine peice of artwork. The nut just looks better. Perhaps Richard should draw a new nut logo.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 08/07/03 12:53AM
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On Price Comparisons:

A deposit for the cost of an Iyonix, must be a cheap house!!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 29/05/03 3:41PM
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On RISC OS Select 3 in detail:

works fine here bent bracke

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 08/05/03 2:02PM
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