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The Icon Bar: News and features: MicroDigital Machines Down Under

MicroDigital Machines Down Under

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 13:17, 5/2/2001 | , , ,
According to MicroDigital's News Page they've just signed an agreement with Penguin Technologies in Oz to manufacture MD machines down under. Although the "Penguin" name sounds more Linux-based than RISC OS, they apparently have strong ties to RISC OS via a long-standing distribution agreement with a certain nut-logo'd ex computer company.

Interesting quote from Penguin MD Steve Percy:

This agreement represents a great opportunity the time is right for a new technology to replace the ageing PCs and the Microdigital range was a strong contender. Having seen the mistakes that were made by others in the past, I certainly do not intend to allow them to be repeated".

Apparently MicroDigital Australia, as the new company will be called, will be supported by a national dealer network and a television and press advertising campaign. Lucky .

  MicroDigital Machines Down Under
  (22:16 6/2/2001)
  Jake Monkeyson (09:43 7/2/2001)
    Richard Goodwin (13:22 7/2/2001)
      Lee Johnston (17:39 7/2/2001)
Kevin Wells Message #88297, posted at 22:16, 6/2/2001
Unregistered user Perhaps if this Aussie company do adveritie on tele like it says on the Micro Digial website then Risc Os may become better supported.
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Jake Monkeyson Message #88298, posted at 09:43, 7/2/2001, in reply to message #88297
Unregistered user Did you read in the original MD press release that they had also planned the Omega for the Linux market?

I wonder what OS the TV ads will be talking about....
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Richard Goodwin Message #88299, posted at 13:22, 7/2/2001, in reply to message #88298
Unregistered user Ta to Harmsy for this link to Penguin's website:

Something else to note:
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Lee Johnston Message #88300, posted at 17:39, 7/2/2001, in reply to message #88299
Unregistered user Someone better tell them that the RS7500 doesn't have PCI slots and it won't take the StrongARM multiprocessor cards.
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