RISC OS is the superbly efficient operating system designed in the 1980's by Acorn Computers, and its latest incarnation is used by thousands of people around the world. However, many may never have even heard of RISC OS - so if you're one of them, you've come to the right place.
Pre-dating both Windows and Mac OS to use a task bar or 'Dock', RISC OS includes many revolutionary features which are only just being copied by other systems. Its anti-aliased font technology is still the envy of the computer world and its drag 'n' drop, stackable windows GUI, flexibility and ease of use make it arguably the most productive computer system in the world today.
Thousands of applications and utilities are available, often developed by small companies and individual users, mean that you should be able to find software on RISC OS to cater for all your computing requirements. It is hoped that new developers will come on board to help promote and enhance RISC OS even more.
RISCOS.org seeks to not only introduce newcomers and experts alike to this wonderful system, but to act as a resource centre and help forum for existing users around the world. Our software database is probably the most comprehensive repository of RISC OS links anywhere on the internet, and we update it frequently with new releases.
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WROCC December 2022 Meeting - Rob Sprowson
Tonight, Rob Sprowson will be talking to WROCC with his Elesar hat on. Rob will be there in person. It's a hybrid meeting and if (like me) you can't make it there will be a recording available shortly afterwards to catch-up.
RISC OS Users Xmas screenshots 2022 - Raik Fischer (Titanium)
Over December, we will be sharing a view of our RISC OS screens as a sort of Advent Calendar. Raik Fischer has very kindly sent us 2 screenshots. In this first instalment we see his Titanium,
RISC OS Users Xmas screenshots 2022 - Michael Grunditz
Over December, we will be sharing a view of our RISC OS screens as a sort of Advent Calendar. First off, we peer over Michael Grundit's shoulder to see what is happening....
IrisRam speeds up Iris
If you are using the Iris browser, there is a nifty new utility called IrisRAM to speed up the software.
Drag'n'Drop 12i1 reviewed
The latest edition of Drag'n'Drop (the long running online PDF magazine for RISC OS which is published quarterly) is now available. And we are now into Volume 12...
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RISC OS Open
Clock ticks towards 5:30 finishing time
Every eighteen months or so the hands on the clock point at stable-o-clock, the time when we assess all the platforms on which RISC OS runs and determine which are polished enough to meet the unchanging stable release criteria. In addition, new features and any particularly irksome faults are added to the mix.
Lost for something to do this summer?
If you’re still circling the A642 for the Wakefield show or snoozing in the deck chair after the MUG midsummer event then unfortunately you missed both of them now. However, you can still catch the highlights of the RISC OS Open talk on YouTube.
Virtually the MUG midsummer event
Get ready today, Saturday 2nd July 2022, for the Midland User Group (MUG) online show.
I'm floatin' around in ABC
Find yourself writing programs in BBC BASIC? Do your programs ever involve floating point maths? Well we’ve got some good news for you!The Archimedes BASIC Compiler (ABC) 5.00 has been extended with a new option to directly output Vector Floating Point maths instructions which then run on the hardware floating point unit built into many recent Arm processors. This gives a considerable speed increase compared with its predecessor the Floating Point Accelerator which is often emulated now.
Wakefield show ups sticks to Bradford
Celebrating its 25th anniversary outing this year is the popular WROCC show on the 21st of May.
And maybe of interest....
Deutsche Bank backs Nvidia's bet to make big bucks on software
German financial giant aids GPU maker's vision of vertical integrationGerman financial giant Deutsche Bank is backing Nvidia's ambitions to someday make hundreds of billions from software that enables a variety of services and applications running on its GPUs.
Scientists shed light on oddball gamma rays from deep space
They thought they'd grokked short and long types.... then an awkward third kind came alongOnce the data looked straightforward, at least in terms of bursts of gamma rays from outer space. The high-energy electromagnetic radiation was classified into two types: short bursts of less than a second, thought to come from two merging neutron stars in a binary system; and long bursts of a few seconds or more from the collapse of a massive star.
San Francisco terminates explosive killer cop bots
I'll be back, or perhaps notSan Francisco legislators this week changed course on their killer robot policy, banning the police from using remote-control bots fitted with explosives. For now.
Microsoft reportedly mulls a does-everything 'super app' to expand mobile search
Trojan horse could bring more users to Teams, grow advertising, because Windows users just looooove MS adsMicrosoft officials have reportedly batted about the idea of a smartphone "super app" that would combine a range of mobile consumer services to fuel advertising and drive users to products including Bing and Teams.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Longstanding bug in Linux kernel floppy handling fixed
Good news, everyone! Er, someone. Anyone? Bueller?Linux kernel 6.2 should contain fixes for some problems handling floppy disks, a move which shows that someone somewhere is still using them.
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