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The Icon Bar: News and features: Omega LegPuller at ROUGOL meeting
 

Omega LegPuller at ROUGOL meeting

Posted by Phil Mellor on 17:06, 24/2/2005 | , , , , , , , ,
 
OmegaSeveral years have passed since the Omega was first announced (we're still unsure of the date that marks its official release) and it's quite surprising how infrequently we see the machine in public. So when Bryan Hogan brought his Omega along to ROUGOL's meeting earlier this week, everyone was wanting to know more.

Bryan demonstrated the Omega's networking, sound and floppy drive working flawlessly, running various applications as well as heavy graphic demos like Iron Dignity and Doom. The speed? "About twice as quick" as a Risc PC, said Bryan. One onlooker thought that "the desktop seems sluggish" compared to his Iyonix, despite being impressed by some fast PDF rendering. There was also praise for Microdigital's direct support and advocacy-free forum.

Chris Williams reportsThe presentation concluded with a demonstration of the Omega's USB capabilities. You'll probably have learnt by now that this involved no more than a USB powered light that requires no drivers or USB stack to work. The joke was more successful than anyone could have hoped for, as Drobe News got the wrong end of the stick and prematurely announced [archived copy] the completion of USB support! :-)

You can read ROUGOL's report about the Omega demo on their new look web site.

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  Omega LegPuller at ROUGOL meeting
  [mentat] (17:37 24/2/2005)
  ad (19:56 24/2/2005)
    jonix (21:55 24/2/2005)
      jonix (21:59 24/2/2005)
        [mentat] (02:23 25/2/2005)
          jonix (12:03 25/2/2005)
 
I don't have tourettes you're just a cun Message #93302, posted by [mentat] at 17:37, 24/2/2005
[mentat]Fear is the mind-killer
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Please note: there is no white space on the ROUGOL report. ;-)
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Andrew Duffell Message #93303, posted by ad at 19:56, 24/2/2005, in reply to message #93302
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Shhhh... Don't tell The Launch Pad. They'll get upset.
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Jon Wright Message #93304, posted by jonix at 21:55, 24/2/2005, in reply to message #93303
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Why would they get upset? I don't get it. How is this a joke on anyone but MicroDigital?

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Jon Wright Message #93305, posted by jonix at 21:59, 24/2/2005, in reply to message #93304
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Oh, for a preview button! :)

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I don't have tourettes you're just a cun Message #93306, posted by [mentat] at 02:23, 25/2/2005, in reply to message #93305
[mentat]Fear is the mind-killer
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I think Andrew was referring to my comment about white space (nothing to do with MicroDigital).

And yes, preview, and/or indeed edit function(s) would be good on these comments :)

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Jon Wright Message #93307, posted by jonix at 12:03, 25/2/2005, in reply to message #93306
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Yes, I was referring to the part that suggested Drobe fell for a joke.

Well, we agree on the preview/edit functionality :)

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