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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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  • NEW! [27th Oct 2008] 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.
    More Info: Silicon.com
  • NEW! [12th Oct 2008] 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.
    More Info: WebAnim8r homepage
  • [27th Sep 2008] End of the line for Iyonix - From 30th September it will no longer be possible to purchase an Iyonix computer. After 15 years of business, Jack Lillingston and John Ballance would like to thank all their customers for their support. There are still limited supplies of Iyonix computers available, so order one now as remaining stock is available on a first come, first served basis. From 1st October, support for the Iyonix will continue through the Iyonix dealer network, website and email.
    More Info: Full press release

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November 2022 News Summary
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
Informal get together for any interested RISC OS developers on Saturday night
One of the positive things to come out of lockdown is that it has become much easier to organise things online for groups which are spread out (like the RISC OS Community). Clubs, event, and show organizers have flexed to meet the needs of their supporters with events online and shown how well it can work to bring people together.
Rougol November talk - Mark Moxon
This monthls Rougol meeting was live and in person (no Zoom, no recording and no post production tidying). However, we did manage to smuggle in a notebook and a concealed IPhone to give you the inside on proceeding....
Mark Moxon is talking at Rougol on Monday
Rougol in person speaker this month is now Mark Moxon, ex-editor of Acorn User and awesome BBC hacker.

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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....

The Register

Doctors call for greater scrutiny of bidders for platform that pools UK's health info

Supplier 'ethics' in the spotlight after Palantir makes multimillion competition a 'must-win'

A family doctors' conference has called on the UK's medics union to help scrutinize bidders for the NHS Federated Data Platform (FDP) contract to ensure they have a positive track record on security, privacy and ethics.
French cloud operator OVHcloud gets datacenter funds from EU lending arm

Using loan for expansion as political bloc pursues tech autonomy strategy

French cloud operator OVHcloud has been granted dedicated funding for its expansion by the European Investment Bank (EIB), comprising a €200 million ($208 million) credit facility to help it open new datacenters.
Quest VR glasses back on sale in Germany - but watchdog has eye on Meta

Goggles unhooked from Facebook login, but officials still watching for antitrust abuse

Germany's Federal Cartel Office is claiming a win after Meta unhooked the VR glasses formerly known as Oculus from a Facebook login.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Orion snaps 'selfie' with the Moon as it prepares for distant retrograde orbit

Insertion burn scheduled to take place today then engineers have six days to see how spacecraft fares in deep space

Nine days into its flight to the Moon and beyond, NASA's uncrewed Orion capsule is due to fire its engines for an insertion burn that will place the craft into a distant retrograde orbit (DRO) about 50,000km from the lunar surface.
Guess the most common password. Hint: We just told you

Also, Another red team tool at risk of turning to the darkside, and Meta catches the US military behaving badly

In brief NordPass has released its list of the most common passwords of 2022, and frankly we're disappointed in all of you.

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  • Photodesk Resources - A new section contains additional resources, such as textures and stamps for the popular Photodesk application. (21st Sep 2008)
  • Wakefield 2008 - A few photos I took at the Wakefield Show. Unfortunately there aren't many because I didn't manage to get away from the stand during the day. (26th Apr 2008)
  • Clip Art - I've just created a new section, containing various clip art files I've created, which are free for people to use. (9th Apr 2008)
  • iMachine announcement An archived copy of our 2008 April Fool.... (1st Apr 2008)
  • CSA.* FAQ gets revamp and new home I've started giving the CSA.* FAQ a major overhaul, along with moving it to its new home at www.riscos.org/csafaq/ (4th Mar 2008)
  • USB speed tests I've created a new page to correlate various USB speed tests. (30th Nov 2007)
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