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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Rougol May Talk on software testing
The May online Rougol talk saw the welcome return of Gerph, expanding on his previous talk with a more detailed look at testing.
Rougol May Talk
Just a reminder that Rougol have their regular monthly online talk on monday night.
Spy Mission: The Ice caves of Dr. Atom reviewed
The latest game from Amcog is a sideways scrolling shoot-em-up.
Drag'n'Drop 10i5 edition reviewed
The Spring edition of Drag'n'Drop magazine is now available..
Cloverleaf campaign goes live
Stefan has relaunched his Cloverleaf campaign on Kickstarter. He explains it much better than me in his email, so over to Stefan...
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Bounties earn 10 year merit badge but want 3 more
It’s hard to believe, but the RISC OS Open bounty scheme was launched in ten years ago and in that time has delivered £39,249.91 of improvements to the OS, with a further £13,990.72 currently work in progress.How does it all work in practice?You can see how we select bounties and what the current status of those running are at any time by clicking on the ‘More information’ link beneath the totaliser.Each of the currently active bounties also include an overview of what they are trying to achieve, as well as a guide target amount. The target is based on costing a rough project plan as a way of comparing one with another; so a high target is more work than a low one, rather than a guarantee that a developer claims it the moment it reaches 100%.
ObjAsm becomes self-aware in latest DDE update
The assembler tool, one of the cornerstones of the Desktop Development Environment (DDE), has taken on a life of its own in the latest update which was made available to eligible developers today. The main changes include:The addition of support for instructions from ARMv8.0 to the very latest ARMv8.6Support for the IEEE half-precision floating point instructions in the VFP instruction setA new data type for BFloat16More thorough rules checking around ‘IT’ blocksA number of bug fixes and improvements to warning and error textThe table of known CPUs to target has been updated, right up to the Cortex-X1Extra built-in variables to allow conditional assembly for a given target
Pi 400 coming in to land
It’s been a bumpy flight through 2020 but RISC OS Open airways would like to welcome the Raspberry Pi 400 as it joins the other frequent flyers of the Pi family of educational computers.
Development easier than A-B-C
At the recent London show we launched DDE30, the new edition the Desktop Development Environment, to a wall of miniature faces via Zoom. If you weren’t able to attend, read on…
RISC OS 5.28 now available
Slightly delayed from our original target in Spring, we’re pleased to announce RISC OS 5.28 is now available for all platforms that met or exceeded our stable release criteria.
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Parler returns to Apple's iOS App Store with Hive mind to moderate hate
All the vitriol still accessible from Android app, websiteParler, the social network favored by the far-right, is back up on Apple's App Store and will apparently rely on AI algorithms to automatically flag hate speech.
Waymo self-driving robotaxi goes rogue with passenger inside, escapes support staff
We speak to man who experienced and recorded wild ride first handVideo A Waymo self-driving car got stuck several times, held up traffic intermittently, and departed unexpectedly when assistance arrived. The wayward autonomous vehicle was finally commandeered by a support driver.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Eufycam Wi-Fi security cameras streamed video feeds from other people's homes
Plus: Biden's order on security, US govt acquiring data on citizens, and moreIn brief Unlucky owners of Eufycam security cameras were horrified earlier today when they opened their app for the equipment and saw video streams from strangers' homes instead of their own.
Apple announces lossless HD audio at no extra cost, then Amazon Music does too. The ball is now in Spotify's court
You can't hear the difference anywayShots have been fired in the audiophile world as Apple announced today that lossless audio was on its way to the fruity firm's entire catalogue of 75 million songs.
Fleet would Mac? Microsoft's Azure VPN Client for Apple machines hits public preview
Azure Active Directory's tentacles wriggle into ever stranger placesA public preview of Microsoft's Azure VPN Client for macOS dropped over the weekend.
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