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On RiscPC prototype kit in auction:

Quite a few jumped ship or moved elsewhere. And of course, their numbers were added to be ex-Apple employees. I don't think it was the beginning of the end (and if it was, it was coincidence). I believe Xemplar kept the brand alive when customers were waivering, plus they sunk (sunk being the operative word) a lot of money into RISCOS and software development. IMHO, the beginning of the end was when Xemplar started selling PCs; a job which others did a lot better.

 is a RISC OS Usersborrill on 1/6/06 10:36AM
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On RiscPC prototype kit in auction:

It certainly does. In very early 1999, Acorn sold their 50% stake to Apple (who already owned the other 50%) and decided to get out of the education market altogether.

 is a RISC OS Usersborrill on 31/5/06 9:44AM
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On RiscPC prototype kit in auction:

When Acorn Education became Xemplar and we finally moved from Vision Park (as the last lot to leave: ART had already moved), there was a LOT of stuff being skipped. Similarly, during various departmental changes, renamings and redundancies things became available. Without the kit being electrically tested, it couldn't be sold so you just had to park next to skip in question.

 is a RISC OS Usersborrill on 30/5/06 3:18PM
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On 32-bit MIDI drivers see light of day:

Thanks for your kind comments about MelIDI!

Yes, MelIDI is now 32-bit ready (thanks Alan @ Liquid Silicon for giving me a big enough kick!). There's a few bugs highlighted by the reworking that could do with fixing, but after a 3am stint prior to the show, I probvided Alan with a mostly-working version to show (the last showstopping bug has been fixed since then). It won't be released until all the supporting MIDISupport, etc. are available.

 is a RISC OS Usersborrill on 17/5/06 11:39AM
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On The RISC OS dispute: 12 months on:

The A680 doesn't RISCOS at all (except for a very cut down version - about 8 modules as a bootloader). It's a RISCiX machine with onboard SCSI and 8MB on board (and thus 2 x MEMC). And very nice it is too. The case will also withstand a direct nuclear strike. :-)

 is a RISC OS Usersborrill on 27/07/05 11:10AM
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