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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RISC OS Bits at Wakefield
RISC OS bits sent us a very nice email with their news for Wakefield. Looks like they have put the months delay on the show to good use.
General discussion at Rougol May meeting
There is no official speaker at the May Rougol meeting, but a general discussion online or in person. There should be lots to talk about with the up-coming show, new RISC OS Developments releases, new edition of Archive, to name just a few recent events.
Wakefield Super Prize Draw
As usual, there will be a prize draw with lots of great prizes at the Wakefield Show.
Wakefield-in-Bradford Show 2022 takes place this month
The Wakefield Show is back this year with a new date and venue.
Archive gets a new edition and a new website
Not only is there a new edition of Archive on the way, but the new website is here. First impressions are that it is very green!
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RISC OS Open
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.
We're here to guide all RISC OS users
With a little help from our friends at CJE Micro’s we’re now delighted to be able to offer a free download of the User Guide for the latest stable release of RISC OS 5.
London Show gets physical
Saturday 30th October heralds the return of the RISC OS London Show at its usual location in the St Giles Hotel, Feltham, UK. After the previous show moved online due to government restrictions, the situation is looking more favourable this year, and we’re looking forward to seeing users and developers from the RISC OS world.On the standDrop by and ask us anything about what RISC OS Open is doing, we’ll try our best to answer. It’s also an opportunity to add to one of the currently collecting bounties, or take home something tangible like a T-shirt.Or just listenEven if you can’t make it to see us on our stand, please drop into the show theatre for an update on ROOL’s activity with our favourite OS. We’ll take a look at recent changes available to download and try out yourself, status of the bounty projects we’re coordinating, and big topics on the horizon. It’s highly likely the show talks will be streamed online, so follow there if you cannot come along in person.Be preparedAs the venue is an indoor setting a face covering is recommended, and please don’t be offended if we don’t shake your hand. If you decide to buy something from our selected merchandise our preference is contactless payment by card rather than cash.Also take note of any specific advice on the day from the show’s organisers and other relevant sources.
And maybe of interest....
US recovers a record $15m from the 3ve ad-fraud crew
Swiss banks cough up around half of the proceeds of crimeThe US government has recovered over $15 million in proceeds from the 3ve digital advertising fraud operation that cost businesses more than $29 million for ads that were never viewed.
Lawmakers launch bill to break up tech giants' ad dominance
Running ad auctions while also buying and selling ads may be outlawed for large firmsA bipartisan group of US lawmakers has proposed legislation that would likely force Alphabet's Google, Meta's Facebook, and Amazon to divest portions of their ad businesses.
America bucks global smartphone decline with help from Apple
Cupertino's 51% control is why NA market grew while the world shrunk, says CanalysSmartphone markets the world over are in decline, but that news doesn't appear to have reached North America, where the market grew by 4 percent in the first quarter of 2022.
Export bans prompt Russia to use Chinese x86 CPU replacement
With few options, Russia will look to half-fast chips from Chinese makerWith Russia cut off from foreign processor makers Intel and AMD, the country has been scrambling to switch to more local CPUs and components.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Acer's TravelMate laptops arrive - complete with Microsoft Pluton chips
MS's TPM tip finally gets a grip - but shh - don't mention the ChromebooksYou can imagine the sighs of relief all round in Redmond, Washington this week as Acer launched its new TravelMate range, which has Microsoft's Pluton silicon built-in.
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