RISC OS News
- 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.
- 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.
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- WROCC December 2022 Meeting - Rob Sprowson - Tonight, Rob Sprowson will be talking to WROCC with his Elesar hat on. Rob will be there in person. It's a hybrid meeting and if (like me) you can't make it there will be a recording available shortly afterwards to catch-up.
- RISC OS Users Xmas screenshots 2022 - Raik Fischer (Titanium) - Over December, we will be sharing a view of our RISC OS screens as a sort of Advent Calendar. Raik Fischer has very kindly sent us 2 screenshots. In this first instalment we see his Titanium,
- RISC OS Users Xmas screenshots 2022 - Michael Grunditz - Over December, we will be sharing a view of our RISC OS screens as a sort of Advent Calendar. First off, we peer over Michael Grundit's shoulder to see what is happening....
- IrisRam speeds up Iris - If you are using the Iris browser, there is a nifty new utility called IrisRAM to speed up the software.
- Drag'n'Drop 12i1 reviewed - The latest edition of Drag'n'Drop (the long running online PDF magazine for RISC OS which is published quarterly) is now available. And we are now into Volume 12...
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- 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.
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