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Acorn Arcade forums: The Playpen: Open Pandora
 
  Open Pandora
  apacketofsweets (01:30 26/11/2011)
  VincceH (10:58 26/11/2011)
    Phlamethrower (14:59 26/11/2011)
      apacketofsweets (18:32 26/11/2011)
      VincceH (21:14 26/11/2011)
        Phlamethrower (22:11 26/11/2011)
          richcheng (13:45 2/12/2011)
            VincceH (15:17 2/12/2011)
              flibble (15:44 2/12/2011)
                trevj (16:00 2/12/2011)
      trevj (08:23 1/12/2011)
 
Sion Message #119362, posted by apacketofsweets at 01:30, 26/11/2011
apacketofsweets
RISC OS, too cool for Javascript.

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Has anybody had a look at this?

It looks like a pretty nifty piece of kit, has a full Linux desktop and runs on a 600Mhz OMAP3530 processor. Must say, the rather hefty 440 Euro price tag is a bit off putting though.
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VinceH Message #119363, posted by VincceH at 10:58, 26/11/2011, in reply to message #119362
VincceH
Lowering the tone since the dawn of time

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There has been a discussion on the ROOL forums about a Pandora port for a couple of years, and if you look towards the last few pages you should find a post where someone has got it up and running, and posted pictures to his own site. [scans through]:

https://www.riscosopen.org/forum/forums/5/topics/166?page=12#posts-8416

https://www.riscosopen.org/forum/forums/5/topics/166?page=13#posts-8564

http://home.arcor.de/raik_fischer/ - click on the 'Bilder' and then 'Hardware' links and look for such gems as:

http://home.arcor.de/raik_fischer/dscf0589.htm

Don't go buying one expecting a polished, complete port, though - it's still at a tinkering stage.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #119364, posted by Phlamethrower at 14:59, 26/11/2011, in reply to message #119363
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

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And don't go buying one expecting it to be shipped any time soon - I ordered mine when they started shipping the first batch (around July last year?), which means I'm somewhere near the end of batch 1/start of batch 2. But the consistent production problems since then mean that they haven't even finished producing batch one yet, so I'm currently expecting to receive mine sometime near the start of the new year when they'll be fully set up with the new production company.

Whether this new production company is going to be any better than the old one, only time will tell.

[Edited by Phlamethrower at 15:01, 26/11/2011]
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Sion Message #119369, posted by apacketofsweets at 18:32, 26/11/2011, in reply to message #119364
apacketofsweets
RISC OS, too cool for Javascript.

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I was aware production was a bit slow, but I had no idea it was that bad. The website only allows you to pre-order a unit, so I'm probably going to sit back until there comes a time when production and sales are flowing quite nicely.
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VinceH Message #119370, posted by VincceH at 21:14, 26/11/2011, in reply to message #119364
VincceH
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And don't go buying one expecting it to be shipped any time soon - I ordered mine when they started shipping the first batch (around July last year?)
Pah. Call that a long wait? I ordered an AI TouchBook in February of last year, and I'm still waiting. tongue
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Jeffrey Lee Message #119373, posted by Phlamethrower at 22:11, 26/11/2011, in reply to message #119370
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

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No, a long wait is for the people who ordered their Pandoras 3 or 4 years ago once pre-orders were first opened and are still waiting for theirs to arrive (Although I'm not sure how many are left waiting like that).
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Trevor Johnson Message #119387, posted by trevj at 08:23, 1/12/2011, in reply to message #119364
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so I'm currently expecting to receive mine sometime near the start of the new year
I dreamt last night that I'd received an email saying mine is on its way! Flying Piggy Of course, a quick check confirmed it to be my imagination. And anyway, I'm sure you're ahead of me in the queue.
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richard cheng Message #119394, posted by richcheng at 13:45, 2/12/2011, in reply to message #119373

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No, a long wait is for the people who ordered their Pandoras 3 or 4 years ago once pre-orders were first opened and are still waiting for theirs to arrive (Although I'm not sure how many are left waiting like that).
No, a long wait is for the people who believed that the Riscstation laptop would ever exist.
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VinceH Message #119396, posted by VincceH at 15:17, 2/12/2011, in reply to message #119394
VincceH
Lowering the tone since the dawn of time

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No, a long wait is for the people who ordered their Pandoras 3 or 4 years ago once pre-orders were first opened and are still waiting for theirs to arrive (Although I'm not sure how many are left waiting like that).
No, a long wait is for the people who believed that the Riscstation laptop would ever exist.
What? You mean it won't? unhappy
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Peter Howkins Message #119397, posted by flibble at 15:44, 2/12/2011, in reply to message #119396
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No, a long wait is for the people who believed that the Riscstation laptop would ever exist.
What? You mean it won't? unhappy
I'm still waiting for my Acorn Phoebe, with the multi CPU card and Galileo OS, so we can finally escape the archaic RISC OS.
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Trevor Johnson Message #119399, posted by trevj at 16:00, 2/12/2011, in reply to message #119397
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Galileo OS
Did you spot that the kind soul whose bot is uploading Chris's Acorns to Wikimedia Commons also apparently started a stub article on Galileo?
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