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The Icon Bar: News and features: The Iyonix has been launched!
 

The Iyonix has been launched!

Posted by fwibbler on 22:36, 28/11/2002 | , , , , , , ,
 
Hot on the heals of the news item concerning the Omegas production, this latest press release just in from Castle Technology announces that the Iyonix has been launched with availability of the first 'Premier batch' of 50 being on sale at this Saturdays Midlands show, this Saturday!

Key features include

  • Totally new motherboard design
  • 600mhz XScale 32-bit ARM processor
  • RISC OS 5
  • 128mb of 64-bit DDR RAM for high speed access at 200MHz
  • UDMA 80GB Hard Drive
  • Support for industry standards (USB, PCI)
  • Dedicated high performance graphics card
  • CD-ReWriter (48x speed)
  • Wide range of bundled 32-bit software
But wait...there's more! The machine comes with the following software bundle
  • Writer+ (with improved WORD import and export)
  • Fireworkz (Spreadsheet with Excel import and export)
  • Oregano 2 (yes...really!)
  • Messenger Lite (Email client)
  • CD Burn Lite (for the CD Writer)
  • PDF (PDF file reader)
  • Zool (a game)
This high-spec edition of the IYONIX pc is now on sale at a special LAUNCH PRICE of 1299 until 31st December 2002.

And yes, The Drobe Launchpad have beaten us to it once again. Doh!
 

  The Iyonix has been launched!
  andypoole (22:43 28/11/2002)
  pvigay (22:45 28/11/2002)
    fwibbler (22:50 28/11/2002)
      Chris Williams (23:07 28/11/2002)
        Phlamethrower (23:29 28/11/2002)
          jmb (23:31 28/11/2002)
            andypoole (00:15 29/11/2002)
              mavhc (00:59 29/11/2002)
                Crikey (13:40 29/11/2002)
                  moss (15:11 29/11/2002)
                    monkeyson2 (16:32 29/11/2002)
                      Phlamethrower (17:03 29/11/2002)
                        monkeyson2 (17:17 29/11/2002)
                          richcheng (17:24 29/11/2002)
                            hubersn (17:56 29/11/2002)
                              fwibbler (18:27 29/11/2002)
                                Horse (18:32 29/11/2002)
                                  Aemulor (15:08 2/12/2002)
                                    Master Tim (17:18 3/12/2002)
                                      Simon Smith (00:29 25/12/2002)
                                        Simon Smith (11:53 30/12/2002)
 
Andrew Poole Message #91496, posted by andypoole at 22:43, 28/11/2002

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bah! I was just writing that!
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Paul Vigay Message #91497, posted by pvigay at 22:45, 28/11/2002, in reply to message #91496

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I guess your iconbar poll needs changing now! :-)
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fwibbler Message #91498, posted by fwibbler at 22:50, 28/11/2002, in reply to message #91497
fwibbler

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LOL!
I was banging it out on the keyboard as fast as I possibly could, cursing my fingers for not moving quickly enough, with the same thought in my mind.

I'm actually a tad annoyed as I'd seen that email in the inbox about an hour ago and not bothered to look at it while I finished my pint (of tea) and an email I was working on.

Never again! I'm setting up an Iconbar inbox right now.

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Chris Williams Message #91499, posted at 23:07, 28/11/2002, in reply to message #91498
Unregistered user I was doing some uni work at the time and had quit my email client, although I got a call from Chocky about the release. Thanks for the link to drobe, again :)

Chris, drobe. yes.

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Jeffrey Lee Message #91500, posted by Phlamethrower at 23:29, 28/11/2002, in reply to message #91499
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

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TIB could always cheat by setting up the news address to automatically post any press releases as news items ;)
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JMB Message #91501, posted by jmb at 23:31, 28/11/2002, in reply to message #91500
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Leave that to mylinux :P
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Andrew Poole Message #91502, posted by andypoole at 00:15, 29/11/2002, in reply to message #91501

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Well I saw the release appear and I thought I would look at it after a game of Age of Empires. I was just typing it when you posted it :p
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Mark Scholes Message #91503, posted by mavhc at 00:59, 29/11/2002, in reply to message #91502
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myriscos just copied the ultimate news portal anyway:

http://www.mavhcnews.tk

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Crikey Message #91504, posted at 13:40, 29/11/2002, in reply to message #91503
Unregistered user Anyone spending 1299 on that crate should probably be spending the money on a good psychoanalyst instead.
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John Hoare Message #91505, posted by moss at 15:11, 29/11/2002, in reply to message #91504

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Crikey!
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Phil Mellor Message #91506, posted by monkeyson2 at 16:32, 29/11/2002, in reply to message #91505
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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\me bounces up and down.

600Mhz! 128Mb 200Mhz DDR RAM!! 80GB HD!!! CD-RW!!!!

And, to use all that power.... Zool???! Weh!? I could get that with my A3010!

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Jeffrey Lee Message #91507, posted by Phlamethrower at 17:03, 29/11/2002, in reply to message #91506
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

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Heh, didn't spot Zool listed ;)
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Phil Mellor Message #91508, posted by monkeyson2 at 17:17, 29/11/2002, in reply to message #91507
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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Will it be a 32-bit Zool, or does the Iyonix come with Aemulor???

This isn't meant to be a flippant comment. If Zool works natively on the Iyonix, it must be a good sign as to how easily a 32 bit version of an assembler program can be produced, and how compatible the Iyonix/RO5 really is.

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richard cheng Message #91509, posted by richcheng at 17:24, 29/11/2002, in reply to message #91508

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zool's 32-bit! wheee!
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hubersn Message #91510, posted at 17:56, 29/11/2002, in reply to message #91509
Unregistered user I just wanted to make clear that it is not CDBurn that is bundled, but CDBurn Lite. Slight difference there. You can get a cheap upgrade from WSS by the way ;-)

Steffen H., CDBurn development department

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fwibbler Message #91511, posted by fwibbler at 18:27, 29/11/2002, in reply to message #91510
fwibbler

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Sorry about that although it was an error in the press release sent to us.
I've added the word 'Lite' to the news item.
Cheers!
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Horse Message #91512, posted at 18:32, 29/11/2002, in reply to message #91511
Unregistered user Stunning!
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Aemulor Message #91513, posted at 15:08, 2/12/2002, in reply to message #91512
Unregistered user Aemulor isnt bundled with Iyonix, Zool has been converted to 32-bit.

We hope to have the first release of Aemulor "out the door" in about a months time.

Keep your eye on www.aemulor.com

Cheers,

Neil

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Master Tim Message #91514, posted at 17:18, 3/12/2002, in reply to message #91513
Unregistered user hmm... looks very tempting... but will it be enough to tempt any windoze users (or for that matter users of Mac OS X or Linux) to risk buying a RISC OS computer.

Also Does this mean it's the end of Risc Os Ltd. and i've just subscribed to select as well.... oh dear.

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Simon Smith Message #91515, posted at 00:29, 25/12/2002, in reply to message #91514
Unregistered user The copy of Oregano 2 is crippleware. You can't resize the browser windows, you can't download files (.ZIPs, for example) and, and this /really/ annoyed me, nowhere does it mention that it's a crippled copy! Also, if I can't download using it, how am I going to get a full copy? Will I even be entitled to a full copy? Just a simple Readme file with these details would have been greatly appreciated and might have warned me not to dismantle my old RPC just yet, as I now have major difficulties downloading files I want to. e.g. Thump - 32.
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Simon Smith Message #91516, posted at 11:53, 30/12/2002, in reply to message #91515
Unregistered user I've asked them to make Iyonix updates available via ftp as well, to avoid the ridiculous Catch-22 situation of not being able to download updates because the supplied browser is broken.
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