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 July Meeting - Chris Hughes looks at Impact database
In the WROCC July meeting tomorrow night, Chris Hughes will be looking at the Impact Database and its helper applications.
Midlands Virtual Midsummer MUG Show 2022 Report
The first Midlands Virtual Midsummer MUG Show was on Saturday 2nd July from 11am to 4pm.
Midlands Virtual Midsummer MUG Show 2022 Talks
Here are my note from the live talks I attended at Midlands Virtual Midsummer MUG Show. As usual all omissions, errors and mistakes are mine.
June 2022 News Summary
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
Updated RiscFF GUI front end for FFmpeg
If you have not come across RiscFF before it is a RISC OS GUI Front end for the RISC OS version of FFmpeg - a set of command line tools for handing video and audio files.
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RISC OS Open
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.
Big Ben eXperience rings again
RISC OS fans in mainland Europe will have been missing the regular chiming of the Big Ben Club’s annual gathering, having been cancelled twice due to Coronavirus restrictions. The good news is it’s confirmed as going ahead this time round – on 14th May 2022.
A second great networking opportunity
Following the success of step 1 of the TCP/IP stack overhaul, we’ve been watching with interest as over one hundred community donations have filled our step 2 bounty pot almost to the brim. Today we’re able to announce that the bounty has been claimed and under way.
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US expands efforts to hamstring China's chipmaking mojo
Beijing can't get next-gen lithography gear, America now trying to block sales of older machinesThe US government is reportedly stepping up efforts to hamper China's ability to grow its semiconductor manufacturing capabilities by pressing for a wider ban on key chipmaking gear.
Pentagon: We'll pay you if you can find a way to hack us
DoD puts money behind bug bounty program after reward-free pilotThe US Department of Defense has created a broad but short bug bounty program for reports of vulnerabilities in public-facing systems and applications.
If you can find and fix this subtle Chromium bug that breaks some extensions, there's $8k waiting for you
Unlucky few percent of netizens affected by weird timing issueFor the past three months, an elusive bug in Google's open-source Chromium project has been causing a small percentage of Chrome extensions to silently fail.
Bank of Google? Not exactly. But fintech's future is in Big Tech's ecosystems
Silicon Valley and financial institutions may be increasingly inseparableComment For all their differences, the biggest tech companies share one thing in common: They don't like to stay in their lane.
Calls for bans on Chinese CCTV makers Hikvision, Dahua expand
UK wants to follow US move to stop sales from equipment manufacturersA group of politicians and lawmakers in the UK have backed a campaign to ban the sale of CCTV systems made by companies alleged to introduce potential security issues as well as being linked to human rights abuses in China.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
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