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Wakefield 2006 show report

Posted by Phil Mellor on 23:00, 13/5/2006 | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

Advantage 6

One year on from when the A9home was first unveiled - it was infact sneaked into the Advantage 6 show theatre in a "makeup bag" - we see the release of the A9home.
 
CJEInfo, who are A6's retail partners for the A9, were "so happy" with the hardware and progress, that they were confident to begin selling it at the show.
 
While A6 were disappointed that they are not yet able to totally sign-off the project - there are still niggles, not major problems, with the system, such as providing USB printing (32 bit printer drivers) and the serial port is apparently "not good".
 
So while the A9home is "not ready for everybody", it is "getting very close". People will have to be patient for the "I want everything release". The iterative beta testing programme shows there is still some work to do, but everything is "much closer each time things go out".
 

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Wakefield 2001 show report

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 00:00, 5/7/2005 | , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 
A quiet and, given the recent revelations from RISC OS one might be tempted to say subdued, Wakefield show this year; however, well worth a visit if you want to see all the latest developments in RISC OS hardware, and pick up a few bargains at the same time.
 
The car held together there and back, so big thanks to Jason Tribbeck for the lift. There weren't any great surprises over what we speculated about in the previews, and given that there wasn't quite so many Internet connected machines here as there was at the Epsom show I decided to come home and upload all the photographs along with the report.
 
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Wakefield 2002 show report

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 00:00, 2/7/2005 | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 
Well, it was a ten hour round journey on Saturday (not counting the detour via a gridlocked Nottingham to pick up a broken computer), and Sunday was spent kicking the servers at the office back into working condition, so apologies for the lateness of this report. Thanks to Jason Tribbeck for ferrying your non-driving roving reporter around.
 
We arrived at exactly 11a.m., and as before the place wasn't exactly heaving - but I've since heard from one stall holder that he doubled last year's takings just on Saturday so either he's really improved his sales technique and stock, or I turned up at a slack time. I kind of like being able to walk around, breath etc. at a show though, so no complaints. New hardware was hard to see - the RiscStation portableInfo spent a "fleeting" hour at the show (just not while I was there), and no Omega, but I did get the next best thing - to talk to Dave Holden, the only outsider to have seen the Omega with his own eyes.
 
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Wakefield 2004 show report

Posted by Phil Mellor on 00:00, 2/7/2005 | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 
A full report of Saturday's events has been published - but here are the photos from our roving reporter.
 
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Wakefield 2005 show report (pictures)

Posted by Andrew Duffell on 00:00, 2/7/2005 | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 
Welcome to the Wakefield Show 2005 live report. The show takes place on 21-22 May, and our roving reporter will be there beaming back live footage to The Icon Bar.
 
Update: Full report and hi-res pictures
 
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Wakefield 2005 show report

Posted by Phil Mellor on 00:00, 22/5/2005 | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 
The Live Show Report contains more photos and information from throughout the day.
Peter Naulls' Firefox presentation is covered in a seperate report.
I've scanned in the A9Home brochure wich has a full spec and price guide.

The A9home

The star of the show was, undoubtably, the A9home. It was kept under wraps until Advantage Six's presentation when it was unveiled to a round of applause. It really is a compact - no, tiny - machine. It's so small I had to put set camera to 'macro' mode to be able to focus on it. Fantastic.
 

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A summary of RISC OS hardware

Posted by Phil Mellor on 00:00, 4/2/2005 | , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 
This is a summary of current and historical Acorn and RISC OS hardware.

Current computers

IYONIX pc

CastleInfo launched the 600MHz XScale IYONIX pc in 2002 running a new 32 bit version of RISC OS (RISC OS 5). The OS and hardware were developed in conjunction with Tematic, a group of ex-Pace and ex-Acorn employees. Tematic later merged with Castle Technology when Castle bought RISC OS from Pace.
 
See also:

A9home

The A9home is currently in beta and is expected to be finished by Q2 2006, around the time of the Wakefield Show.
 
It has been developed by Advantage 6 and runs a 32 bit version of RISC OS SelectInfo, developed by RISCOS LtdInfo.
 
See also:


 
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Wakefield 2004 show report

Posted by Phil Mellor on 00:00, 15/5/2004 | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 
This is a report from the first day of the Wakefield RISC OS show. It may contain opinions or rumours as well as facts: separating the two is an excercise for the reader. Pictures are available from our roving reporters.
 
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Wakefield 2003 - the preview

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RISC OS 2002 show

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The RiscStation Portable system

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BETT Photographs

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RISC OS 2001 show

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