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The Wakefield RISC OS Computer Show 2010

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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  • NEW! [27th Oct 2008] Latest Intel chips still can't match ARM for power saving - Intel issued a "correction" Thursday regarding comments one of its executives made earlier this week slamming the iPhone as incapable of working correctly with the internet.
    Among other things, the executives accused ARM chips of being unable to "handle the internet" and singled out the iPhone as an example of a smart phone that could be really great if it used one of Intel's low-power x86 architecture processors, known as Atom.
    More Info: Silicon.com
  • NEW! [12th Oct 2008] Major new RISC OS application in development - Long-term RISC OS devotee Paul Vigay has recently announced a new application he's currently working on. With a development version to be demonstrated at the forthcoming RISC OS SE Show, WebAnim8r is a powerful and comprehensive application for creating animations and graphics suitable for including on websites and presentations.
    A flexible built-in scripting language allows the user to create complex designs with the aid of simple keywords, or fall back on the intuitive user interface.
    More Info: WebAnim8r homepage
  • [27th Sep 2008] End of the line for Iyonix - From 30th September it will no longer be possible to purchase an Iyonix computer. After 15 years of business, Jack Lillingston and John Ballance would like to thank all their customers for their support. There are still limited supplies of Iyonix computers available, so order one now as remaining stock is available on a first come, first served basis. From 1st October, support for the Iyonix will continue through the Iyonix dealer network, website and email.
    More Info: Full press release

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TextEase reviewed - Spreadsheet
TextEase if far more than just a DTP package. Depending on the version you buy, there are several additional programs included. In our first article, we looked at TextEase as a DTP/Word-processor and the packages available. In this part, we look at the Spreadsheet application (!TeTable).
PinBoard updated to alpha8b
The Pinboard replacement being developed by RISCOS Developments continues to evolve and has now reached alpha8b. We looked at an early alpha in a previous article. The idea is to improve the RISC OS desktop experience and additional functionality with a dropin replacement writen in C. It includes the ablility to save files to the desktop, sticky notes and to have a carousel of alternating backdrop images.
AMCOG games at the January ROUGOL meeting
The speaker for the January ROUGOL meeting was Anthony Bartram of AMCOG games, giving us an update of what he had been up to since he last visited ROUGOL (remember those days when we used to meet in person!).
TextEase reviewed - Presenter
TextEase if far more than just a DTP package. Depending on the version you buy, there are several additional programs included. In our first article, we looked at TextEase as a DTP/Word-processor and the packages available. In this part, we look at the Presenter application (!TeShow).
R-Comp RISC OS installer updated to 5.28
Upgrading RISC OS systems has become much simpler with recent releases. We covered how in an earlier article. However, if you are have a RISC OS machine from R-Comp, it is even easier. You can also take advantage of their very slick Installer which was updated just before Christmas to upgrade your machine to RISC OS 5.28.

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RISC OS Open

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.
Charting our way
As countries around the world grapple with the COVID-19, many people will currently be required to stay indoors, or to change their work patterns and switch to video conferencing. Drinking more? Exercising less? It certainly feels like an interesting time to see what the data says about what’s happening in our community.Take a look with us at various metrics from ROOL’s data banks for the period January to April, to see how things looked heading into the “new normal”.
COVID-19 update
As I’m sure you are all aware, RISC OS Open places our user and developer community at the very top of our list of priorities. In the light of the current pandemic and the very latest advice from the UK Government, we find ourselves in a position of seeing no alternative but to withdraw from all face-to-face social engagements, such as user group meetings and shows, including the up-coming Wakefield Show.

And maybe of interest....

The Register

Biden said to be assembling cyber dream team to sort out US govt computer security

With a little $10bn package proposed to help them on their way

President Biden is preparing to assemble a crack US government cybersecurity team, and has pledged $10bn in funding to shore up the defenses of Uncle Sam's computer networks.
Digital burglars break into the Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Miscreant fingered server that held docs related to credit applications down under

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has admitted one of its servers was accessed without sanction and may have been digitally pawed by miscreants.
Smartphones are becoming like white goods, says analyst, with users only upgrading when their handsets break

Upgrades? It's a bit of a Hotpoint

The smartphone trade is beginning to resemble the market for white goods with punters increasingly likely to wait until their device is broken before seeking a replacement.
Going, going, gone... until March: UK comms regulator delays 5G spectrum auction over pandemic logistics

Some things can wait, even if it is central to the 'economy's recovery'

The UK's telecoms regulator has said it will delay the upcoming auction of the 700MHz and 3.6-3.8GHz radio bands as result of difficulties caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Restructuring causing trouble with your Microsoft 365 tenancy? Here's a trio who can help you out

Tune in here to find out how to smooth those tricky tenant-to-tenant migrations

Webcast Setting yourself up on Microsoft 365 with a tenancy makes perfect business sense - until other business decisions mean you have to move that tenancy to another domain.

Think Geek

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