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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Archive 24:6 reviewed
Archive 24:6 has now been sent out to subscribers (in a nice biodegradable poly bag). This is a landmark issue in a number of ways. With the sad death of Jim Nagel earlier this year, the edition has been finished off by Jim's sons as a tribute to Jim. So this is the last Nagel edited edition and the last magazine in Volume 24.
RISC OS interview with Gavin Smith
Archive magazine has a new editor. We tracked down Gavin Smith to find out more about him and his plans...
Archive 24:6 is 'in the post' and free to read online
Archive 24:6 is now on its way to subscribers. It looks like a great last issue from the Nagel team, with 60 packed pages in colour!
June News round-up
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
ROOL releases PI RC16
In a sign that RISC OS 5.28 is hopefully fast approaching, ROOL have released a new download for RaspberryPi with RC 16. You can download it for free from the ROOL website and it needs an SD card bigger than 2GB.
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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”.
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.
Three interesting topics for our march towards April
With the added productivity of our bonus leap day behind us, there is still a lot to look forward to in the next couple of months. For example:Setting off towards our new RISC OS 5.28 stable releaseJourneying to Wakefield, UK for the 25th WROCC show on 18th AprilReaching new heights of bounty goodness
New Desktop Development Environment reaches out
Last year’s London show saw the snappily titled DDE29 becoming generally available.Packing in some 300 changes, the main highlights are:Latest Norcroft C compilerCode generation now tailored to use ARMv6/v7/v8 extended instructions where possibleOptimisations to substitute selected code sequences with ARMv6/v7/v8 media instructions where possibleInline assembler updated to accept ARMv6/v7/v8 mnemonicsLiteral pool reductions where available and enabled through use of MOVW+MOVTNew intrinsic functions to get access to operations not normally accessible from CABC (the BASIC compiler) now supports hexadecimal entered in mixed caseRevised User Interface Toolbox and ABC manuals plus detailed change logs for all the provided toolsLibrary improvements to the TCP/IP library adds RFC2553 supporting functions, part of the TCP/IP bounty work getting ready for IPv6, and stronger type checking for all functions in the Toolbox libraryDDT (the desktop debugger) now uses the same disassembly engine as other tools, and can step the new instructions which the compiler emitsTechnical enhancements to AMU, CMHG, and ABC’s command line processing
ROOL at the RISC OS South West Show
After a (relatively) mild winter of hibernation, we’re pleased to announce that some of the ROOL team will be making our annual pilgrimage to Bristol for the RISC OS South West Show.
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How to make your IT security go beyond your network - and make people your perimeter
Okta to highlight zero-trust security later this monthWebcast So-called zero-trust security architecture is essentially a real-life version of what everybody fails to get right in spy thrillers. While agents carefully check their perimeter, they forget the enemy could be right alongside them the whole time, working within their team for years.
Continuous Lifecycle Online is this Thursday: Get your ticket while you can, and tune into these fantastic sessions
We've brought together experts across the DevOps field to bring you practical advice and answer your QsEvent Our annual Continuous Lifecycle London conference is online for 2020 - but that doesn't mean it's lacking whatsoever, and will be packed with the high-quality content you've come to expect.
The world's nonsense keeping you awake in middle of the night? Good news. Go outside and see this two-tail comet
At 65 million miles away, that's what we call social distancingA two-pronged comet with billowing tails of gas and dust will streak across the sky this month.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
An email banning our staff from using TikTok? Haha, funny story about that, we didn't mean it - Amazon
Shock TikTok block clocked, unblocked as poppycock amid media aftershockAmazon today said an internal email banning its staff from using TikTok on smartphones connected to their corporate inboxes was sent in "error." The admission - or climb down, depending on how skeptical you are - came after the memo was obtained and leaked by journalists.
If at first you don't succeed... Rackspace files IPO papers to go public once again, hopefully with better timing
Private equity looks to cash in on managed cloud services bizAlmost six years after going private, Rackspace is once again dipping its toes into the public market by filing for an IPO in the US.
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