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 Newsletter Volume 40:10 reviewed
The latest copy of the monthly WROCC newsletter arrived very promptly this month(and is also on the WROCC website).
WROCC returns on Wednesday night with AGM
WROCC's February talk is on wednesday night (back to its usual slot)..
WROCC Newsletter Volume 40:9 reviewed
The latest copy of the monthly WROCC newsletter arrived in my inbox recently (and is also on the WROCC website).
January 2023 News Summary
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
Rougol January 2023 meeting - RISC OS Developments
The January ROUGOL meeting was a hybrid event with RISC OS Developments (Richard Brown was in person and Andrew Rawnsley was online). About a quarter of the audience was in the pub and the rest online.
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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....
Google works on Blink-based iOS browser contrary to Apple's WebKit rule
Chocolate Factory insists project is an internal testing tool, isn't extending middle finger at CupertinoGoogle's Chromium developers have begun work on an experimental web browser for Apple's iOS using the search giant's Blink engine.
Microsoft swears it's not coming for your data with scan for old Office versions
Don't mind us, we'll just have a quick look for unsupported installs and then disappear, we pwoooomiseMicrosoft wants everyone to know that it isn't looking to invade their privacy while looking through their Windows PCs to find out-of-date versions of Office software.
Fast-evolving Prilex POS malware can block contactless payments
... forcing users to insert their cards into less-secure PIN systemsThe reasons businesses and consumers like contactless payment transactions - high security and speed - are what make those systems bad for cybercriminals.
Guy accused of wrecking crypto exchange now hauled into court
Mango Markets still offline for now ... but v4 comeback release loomsThe man accused of bringing down decentralized crypto exchange Mango Markets through market manipulation has made his first appearance in court in connection with the theft of millions in cryptocurrency.
It's your human hubris holding back AI acceptance, mmkay
Boffins find Dunning-Kruger effect makes us think we know betterHuman psychology may prevent people from realizing the benefits of artificial intelligence, according to a trio of boffins based in the Netherlands.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
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