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The Icon Bar: News and features: R.I.P. RiscPC
 

R.I.P. RiscPC

Posted by fwibbler on 13:53, 6/11/2003 | , , , , , ,
 

It has been confirmed on the Acorn newsgroups today that the RiscPC is no more.
Castle Technology have been unable to obtain a number of key components needed and are therefore unable to produce another batch of machines.
Thus the RiscPC is now no longer available from Castle or RISC OS dealers.

Purchasers of new high performance RISC OS machines are now left with three choices:

The RiscPC was the flagship machine for RISC OS users until fairly recently when Castle Technology launched their IyonixPC which comfortably put even the highest spec RiscPC firmly in its place.
 
  R.I.P. RiscPC
  Phlamethrower (14:33 6/11/2003)
  ad (15:19 6/11/2003)
    ksattic (17:12 6/11/2003)
      mavhc (21:14 6/11/2003)
        nunfetishist (23:27 6/11/2003)
          mavhc (10:02 7/11/2003)
            ksattic (14:17 7/11/2003)
              tribbles (14:31 7/11/2003)
                mavhc (16:28 7/11/2003)
                  ksattic (16:47 7/11/2003)
                    mavhc (09:09 8/11/2003)
                      andrew (12:45 9/11/2003)
                        itc (01:57 16/12/2003)
 
Jeffrey Lee Message #92519, posted by Phlamethrower at 14:33, 6/11/2003
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

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*cry*

Oh well, it was bound to happen some time. And we've got some tasty successors to drool over now :)

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Andrew Duffell Message #92520, posted by ad at 15:19, 6/11/2003, in reply to message #92519

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IIRC there is a brand new RiscPC on eBay ATM. Last chance...
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Simon Wilson Message #92521, posted by ksattic at 17:12, 6/11/2003, in reply to message #92520
ksattic
Finally, an avatar!

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I'm never going to sell my RiscPC. It will go down in history as one of the best computers ever made.
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Mark Scholes Message #92522, posted by mavhc at 21:14, 6/11/2003, in reply to message #92521
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RIP RPC 15th April 1994 - ~6th November 2003
Length of undead life yet to be confirmed.
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Rob Kendrick Message #92523, posted by nunfetishist at 23:27, 6/11/2003, in reply to message #92522
nunfetishist
Exposing morons since 1981

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RiscPC is one of the greatest computers ever made? What drug are you on?!
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Mark Scholes Message #92524, posted by mavhc at 10:02, 7/11/2003, in reply to message #92523
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sodium pentothal
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Simon Wilson Message #92525, posted by ksattic at 14:17, 7/11/2003, in reply to message #92524
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Finally, an avatar!

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Ha ha! I just watched True Lies last night and that was the truth agent he was on! :)

The RiscPC - I'm serious. The earlier Archimedes machines were more ruggedly built and the BBCs had more success, but my RiscPC is nine years old and still works very well. How many other 9 year old machines can work with an AGP graphics card, USB card, and can run the latest OS update? Upgrading the motherboard and processor in an early PC does not count. ;)

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Jason Tribbeck Message #92526, posted by tribbles at 14:31, 7/11/2003, in reply to message #92525
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Umm - My BBC B's running the latest OS quite happily...

:)

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Mark Scholes Message #92527, posted by mavhc at 16:28, 7/11/2003, in reply to message #92526
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Silly rabbit, RiscPCs can't run RISC OS 5
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Simon Wilson Message #92528, posted by ksattic at 16:47, 7/11/2003, in reply to message #92527
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Finally, an avatar!

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He he, but RISC OS Select is currently more up-to-date than RISC OS 5!

Sounds like you've been watching Kill Bill. ;)

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Mark Scholes Message #92529, posted by mavhc at 09:09, 8/11/2003, in reply to message #92528
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Either that or Trix cereal adverts.

Or Jewel Of The Aisle: Ridiculous Lucky Captain Rabbit King! Lucky Captain Rabbit King Nuggets are for the youth.

Yeah, it was Kill Bill

4 RiscPCs here, 3 StrongARMs in use, 1 RPC700 being used as a monitor stand/backup machine.

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Andrew Message #92530, posted by andrew at 12:45, 9/11/2003, in reply to message #92529
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I agree the RiscPC has had amazing longevity. It'll be used for many years to come as well.
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itc Message #92531, posted at 01:57, 16/12/2003, in reply to message #92530
Unregistered user Fully refurbished RiscPc are still available from sales@itc-uk.co.uk
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