View Full Version : Elbox at the AMIGA + RETRO COMPUTING 2002 show
11-26-2002, 02:11 PM
Elbox, the company that pioneered PCI adapters for classic Amiga computers, will be present at the AMIGA + RETRO COMPUTING 2002 show. The hardware vendor and developer has hit the headlines lately because of a disputed protection mechanism in their driver software. Therefore we're especially happy that the company from Poland will face up to the dialogue with the users.
I´m glad to see this news item posted .... :lol:
Kees smiles at Wayne
11-26-2002, 03:16 PM
Must be an inside joke eh? :-P
11-26-2002, 04:06 PM
GO! GO! Elbox!
They should start with
production of SharkPPCs.
Why wait for last minute!
11-27-2002, 01:44 AM
Assuming this is true, fair play to them for facing up to the inevitable flak that's sure to follow.
11-27-2002, 02:10 AM
I just hope it doesn't turn into a farce that looks like a cheap talk show. "You ****** my HD, you *******!"
I can especially see lots of righteous indignation from lots of people who don't even have any USB hardware, like on Ann, which I thought was quite funny. :-)
11-27-2002, 02:22 AM
Hmm.. Good news. I dont think that theyre a bad company, just a company trying to survive in the small and hard Amiga marked.
Think of it. Elbox is the only company still doing and support Classic Amigas.
AmiDelf, -: www.amitopia.tk :-
11-27-2002, 04:13 AM
I can especially see lots of righteous indignation from lots of people who don't even have any USB hardware
Not that I want to dredge up this whole argument again, but the "protection" wasn't limited to the USB drivers. I verified its existance in the pci.library installed on my own A4000.
@ikir and AmiDelf
Well, if you trust Elbox, then good for you. Personally, having found that code on my system I trust them about as far as I could throw them. They have lost a SharkPPC sale from me, anyway.
11-27-2002, 04:42 AM
Personally, I'm perfectly happy with my 1230-II, and to Elbox' defence I have to say that they have removed the RDB code ( AFAIK ), but still, what they did was stupid and immature.
11-27-2002, 05:06 AM
Elbox at the AMIGA + RETRO COMPUTING 2002 show
Hmmm i wonder if they did a demonstration on how fast one of their own drivers can take down a harddrive and then Mr Wloczysiak explained in great detail on how he and his trojan programmers are going to do some more so called anti piracy code (RDB killer code).
Harddrive :destroy: Elbox software
11-27-2002, 12:01 PM
I think the whole story of the sharkPPC is a true hoax. I never saw a working prototype . :)
And instead of paying about 1000 euro to upgrade my amigaclassic, I prefer to pay 600 euro on a new, shiny amigaone, without all the bloats of powerup...
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