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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BBC4's Micro Men: an interview and review
Ahead of tonight's Micro Men programme, which charts the rivalry between Sir Clive Sinclair and Acorn Computers in the early 1980s, drobe.co.uk spoke to the film's producer, Andrea Cornwell, to find out more about the show - and now you can read our review of the film
'Threaded' Firefox for RISC OS build released to test
An experimental build of the RISC OS port of Firefox that promises a smoother experience has been released for people to test. You'll need the latest 220.127.116.11 version and then replace its executable with the one from here. The technical bit: developer Peter Naulls has moved the browser's polling for user interaction into a separate thread to aid multitasking with the rest of the RISC OS desktop.
In brief: Acorn World show this weekend
Archive editor Jim Nagel summarises what to expect at the retro-themed show. Official website here [Update 2] A report by iconbar.com's Phil Mellor of the sell-out show is here - with pictures
RISCOScode.com webzine publishes autumn issue
Drobe man Martin Hansen has updated his personal web publishing endeavour, RISCOScode.com, with a new issue for the autumn. It includes interviews with an organiser of the inaugural London RISC OS show, to be held in October 2009, and Richard Hallas, plus more bits and pieces. Go check it out. It's free.
Tanks a lot! Double USB toy driver joy
RISC OS USB guru Dave Higton has released drivers for two remote-controlled gadgets: an 'executive mayhem' tank and a mini car. Get ready to order your armoured, missile-firing kit into position and destroy your office colleagues, or instead swap your computer's circuits for your own race track with a remote-controlled banger. The source code is available and the software should work on Simtec and Castle USB stacks.
10 RISC OS gift ideas for Christmas
Here are some thoughts for some RISC OS gifts to treat yourself or your RISC OS loved ones from 2017.
!DualHead puts 2 screens in one
R-Comp have been very busy in developing !DualHead and release 3 is now available. This includes more polish and one really cool new feature....
Some things we noticed in the RISC OS world this month. What did you see?
!Organizer 2.28 reviewed
!Organizer 2.28 was released at the London Show.
RISC OS Open
Get your hands on the definitive BBC BASIC reference
Launched at the London 2017 show, ROOL are now shipping from stock a fully revised edition of the BBC BASIC Reference Manual for anybody who wasn’t able to make it there in person.
The prime time London Show 2017
Set your clocks for this year’s London Show at the St. Giles hotel, Feltham, on Saturday 28th October. The show is open to the public from 11am to 5pm, which also happens to be the last day of summer time in the UK.
H-IP h-IP hooray
Join us in raising a glass to the 20th birthday of the RISC OS network stack last being updated. That’s right – 1997 marked the release of Internet 5 as part of RISC OS 3.70, and a big step forward in its IP networking capabilities.
Where to store all those noughts and ones
Join us on stand 15 at the Wakefield show this weekend and witness previously unheard of amounts of storage on RISC OS. We’ll be demonstrating a 2TB (yes, that’s 2,000,000,000,000 or 2 × 10 12 bytes) drive in native Acorn FileCore format attached directly to the disc controller.
And maybe of interest....
Google ramping up AI in China, Nvidia's Titan V, Intel's hip-hop misstep
And more in your machine-learning news summaryRoundup Here's your quick guide to news in the AI world beyond what we've covered this week.
Merry Xmas, fellow code nerds: Avast open-sources decompiler
RetDec will turn binaries into something more legibleMalware hunting biz and nautical jargon Avast has released its machine-code decompiler RetDec as open source, in the hope of arming like-minded haters of bad bytes and other technically inclined sorts with better analytical tools.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Top Silicon Valley tech battle judge probed over sex pest claims
Alex Kozinski accused of showing women clerks porn, sexually harassing staffA misconduct inquiry has been opened into top US tech judge Alex Kozinski over allegations that he showed female law clerks pornography and repeatedly asked inappropriate sexual questions.
Facebook confesses: Facebook is bad for you
Grazing FB is ruining your life, admits social network after probing its army of addictsFacebook has just publicaly slapped itself upside the head, admitting that its very existence is often detrimental to the wellbeing of its users.
Oi, force Microsoft to cough up emails on Irish servers to the Feds, US states urge Supremes
AGs pressure America's top court to make Redmond hand over overseas messagesMicrosoft should not be able to "shield evidence" held on Irish servers from US prosecutors, a group of 35 US state attorneys general has argued.
Toys & Games : Minecraft Grass Activity Block
Block and roll. Don't let Minecraft stress you out. Let this fidget cube bring you back down to blocky Earth. $9.99
Bags & Backpacks : Disney Mickey Suit Faux Leather Mini Backpack
Oh, boy! M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E! Mickey has your back, with this faux leather mini backpack featuring the unmistakable details of the classic Disney mouse. With big Mickey ears at the top, the design from his shorts, and a Mickey glove zipper charm. $69.99
Clothing : Rugrats Chuckie's T-Shirt
Chuck-Chuck-Chuckaroo! Are you a loveable worrywort, a scaredy cat who sees monsters in every closet and always sees the numerous ways that your friends' schemes could go wrong? M-m-m-maybe this whole shirt thing isn't such a good idea, after all! $24.99
Bags & Backpacks : Star Wars R2-D2 Faux Leather Convertible Purse
You Artoo stylish! This Star Wars R2-D2 Faux Leather Convertible Purse comes with a combination of navy blue, white, and grey faux Saffiano leather. It has double handles plus a removable and adjustable shoulder strap so you can tote it around however works best for you. $79.99
Clothing : Overwatch Lucio Ultimate Hoodie
Amp it up. Whether he's fighting for the good guys or DJing at the arena down the street, there's no denying how much we love Lucio. Unless he pushes us off a ledge. We don't like him much at that point. $59.99
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