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Live from the Wakefield show

Posted by Phil Mellor on 08:48, 10/5/2003 | , ,
 
The day is here, and we'll be there. If you're not going to the Wakefield show you can get all the latest news and pictures from our roving picture reporter - me! If you're at the show, look out for the chap with the mobile camera phone and say hello. These messages were brought to you by the colour orange and the letter and numbers T300.

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Richard Goodwin Message #92160, posted by rich at 09:17, 10/5/2003
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Go, roving news monkey, go!
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Andrew Poole Message #92161, posted by andypoole at 09:26, 10/5/2003, in reply to message #92160

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Yeah! get going!
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Andrew Duffell Message #92162, posted by ad at 10:38, 10/5/2003, in reply to message #92161
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:)
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Wibble Message #92163, posted at 13:37, 10/5/2003, in reply to message #92162
Unregistered user So Omega's still a long way off it seems. Bloody pointless continuing with the "Oh yeh, we'll do this and that and the other feature" and then not produce diddlydick for years. I'm suprised the roof hasn't blown off the building with all the hot air and nonsense MD must be spouting today.
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Peter Howkins Message #92164, posted by flibble at 14:15, 10/5/2003, in reply to message #92163
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Omega just 2 weeks away (tm) ... for a change.
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Impression Message #92165, posted at 14:47, 10/5/2003, in reply to message #92164
Unregistered user Impression can't use the new Select 3 custom icons because CC draw all their buttons with their own code. Bit arrogant/silly but at the time it was done, it made Impression look superb - it had 3d slabbing before anything else on RISC OS.
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Garry Message #92166, posted by thegman at 16:28, 10/5/2003, in reply to message #92165
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Congrats to the winner of the Omega, is he going to walk home with it or just get added to the list? If he gets today hopefully we'll get a preview on iconbar.com?
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Snig__ Message #92167, posted at 16:38, 10/5/2003, in reply to message #92166
Unregistered user Congratulation to the winner of the Omega. Shouldn't he be rushing somewhere to watch a very important football match?
OK, maybe everyone's not so enthusiastic about Reading FC as I am.
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Andrew- Message #92168, posted at 16:48, 10/5/2003, in reply to message #92167
Unregistered user Does anyone know how much that Alpha Laptop costs?
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Laptop Message #92169, posted at 17:46, 10/5/2003, in reply to message #92168
Unregistered user 999quid. Somewhat pricey! You can get a Athlon 1800+ with 1280x1024 screen for a slice less than that. A celery's an 'orrible chip, IMO. No cache.
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Phil Mellor Message #92170, posted by monkeyson2 at 17:52, 10/5/2003, in reply to message #92169
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The Omega winner walked off with it. I saw them pick up the box!
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Phil Mellor Message #92171, posted by monkeyson2 at 18:04, 10/5/2003, in reply to message #92170
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You're also paying for the emulator and for RISC OS. That doesn't come cheap.
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Moo Message #92172, posted at 18:07, 10/5/2003, in reply to message #92171
Unregistered user Oh. That's true of course. :-) I hope to gods someone's made the RISC OS networking work on it. It shouldn't be hard work, just fiddly, but without it... what use laptop?
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Gavin Smith Message #92173, posted at 18:08, 10/5/2003, in reply to message #92172
Unregistered user If the winner did take the Omega home, I'd be well f*cked off if I had paid full dosh and still didn't have one myself!
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Moo Message #92174, posted at 20:27, 10/5/2003, in reply to message #92173
Unregistered user Oh. That's true of course. :-) I hope to gods someone's made the RISC OS networking work on it. It shouldn't be hard work, just fiddly, but without it... what use laptop?
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fwibbler Message #92175, posted by fwibbler at 20:57, 10/5/2003, in reply to message #92174
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David Atkins clearly stated that the Omega would be
shipping next week.
Cheers!
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Bulls Message #92176, posted at 21:13, 10/5/2003, in reply to message #92175
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philipnet Message #92177, posted at 22:06, 10/5/2003, in reply to message #92176
Unregistered user And in a months time someone on AoL will say "David told me blah blah blah and the Omega will be shipping next week, if not the week after.
Repeat until not funny.
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Simon Wilson Message #92178, posted by ksattic at 22:08, 10/5/2003, in reply to message #92177
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The Celeron does have a cache; I presume you were being sarcastic about that! It's a good processor and doesn't draw as much current as the P4, but it does seem a bit wasteful to pay 999 UKP for a PC laptop and emulate a much slower computer on it. At least it's faster and more colourful than an A4, though. ;)
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Peter Naulls Message #92179, posted by pnaulls at 22:09, 10/5/2003, in reply to message #92178
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Both winners of Omegas (second was exhibitor prize won by ARM club) took their machines home with them.
Hopefully we might finally get a reasonable comparison from one or both of the parties.
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Thomas McIntosh Message #92180, posted by musefrog at 23:02, 10/5/2003, in reply to message #92179
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I've written quite a text on why I feel the Alpha is both fantastic, and the computer for me. I realise that many people will find this view odd if not repellant, so for an explanation, instead of duplication here, why don't you head over to this forum? :D
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Thomas McIntosh Message #92181, posted by musefrog at 23:05, 10/5/2003, in reply to message #92180
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oh and you'll find it near the bottom, under my alias "Thomas McIntosh" :)
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Peter Bell Message #92182, posted by peterb at 08:07, 12/5/2003, in reply to message #92181
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Ummm, thay play football in Reading? Nope, sorry - I spent Saturday in Wakefield (as you will all realise!), and Sunday at Bentwaters Park, near Ipswich (Isn't that close to Iyonix home?). Got home last night, plugged the Omega in, and it booted up! It feels quite quick, but I haven't loaded any other s/w yet. I think that everyone is aware that the network card isn't available yet, and that there has been a slight glitch with the floppy disc controller - I guess I'll be writing a few CD/Rs to get stuff copied onto the machine!

My significant h/w purchase was a new scanner (Epson 1660, from Castle). Iset that up on the Iyonix, and it seems to be working fine - very pleased with it. I also ordered an Alpha which, I was assured, will ship this week - too many new toys!

Oh, BTW - one of the first to buy an Iyonix? - I was at the front of the queue at Birmingham. Dear Stacey hadn't quite woken up when the doors opened - she tried to charge me £12.99 for the computer!

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Peter Bell Message #92183, posted by peterb at 08:13, 12/5/2003, in reply to message #92182
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Just thought, MicroDigital still have my £250 Omega deposit! I guess it can be put towards the Alpha payment, or be used to pay for some of the Omega optional extras, when they're available.
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Mark Quint Message #92184, posted by ToiletDuck at 09:32, 12/5/2003, in reply to message #92183
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"Ummm, thay play football in Reading? "
pfft u wont be saying that come wednesday (i hope) :O
least Snig_ has is priorities right,
c'mon urz :D
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Peter Naulls Message #92185, posted by pnaulls at 09:33, 12/5/2003, in reply to message #92184
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Chocolate fish to first person to spot the irony:

MD went on about the Iyonix not being finished when it shipped (arguably it wasn't, but that was UDMA, and it was emmimently usable without it), and now MD are threatening to ship a machine which most certainly isn't finished, lacking features which without (IMO) it certainly won't be usable. Sigh.

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Garry Message #92186, posted by thegman at 10:37, 12/5/2003, in reply to message #92185
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Hey Peter! I agree with you, what are the odds? ;-)
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Garry Message #92187, posted by thegman at 10:46, 12/5/2003, in reply to message #92186
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peterb: Hope you'll find the time to do a write-up of it, but I guess it'll be tough without the networking.

Congrats on your win.

Garry

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Andrew Message #92188, posted by andrew at 11:51, 12/5/2003, in reply to message #92187
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Shame a pennyless student couldn't have one it - still such i s life and wouldn't want to grudge the man his bit of luck. Damn swine ;-)
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Michael Stubbs Message #92189, posted at 17:23, 12/5/2003, in reply to message #92188
Unregistered user Anyone got some higher resolution photos and a proper show report? I want to know if Cerilica released a new version of Vantage or was it on display, for example. Surely Drobe aren't the only ones who took a good camera?!
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