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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WROCC Newsletter Volume 40:10 reviewed
The latest copy of the monthly WROCC newsletter arrived very promptly this month(and is also on the WROCC website).
WROCC returns on Wednesday night with AGM
WROCC's February talk is on wednesday night (back to its usual slot)..
WROCC Newsletter Volume 40:9 reviewed
The latest copy of the monthly WROCC newsletter arrived in my inbox recently (and is also on the WROCC website).
January 2023 News Summary
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
Rougol January 2023 meeting - RISC OS Developments
The January ROUGOL meeting was a hybrid event with RISC OS Developments (Richard Brown was in person and Andrew Rawnsley was online). About a quarter of the audience was in the pub and the rest online.
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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....
Have we learnt nothing from SolarWinds supply chain attacks? Not yet it appears
From frameworks to new federal offices it's time to get busyThe hack of SolarWinds' software more than two years ago pushed the threat of software supply chain attacks to the front of security conversations, but is anything being done?.
Semiconductor world in for a rough ride as chip bubble bursts
Just don't expect foundry spending to stop anytime soonAnalysis The semiconductor gold rush is all but over, and we've had our fill. Or so the past month of dismal earnings might have you believe.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Iran crew stole Charlie Hebdo database, says Microsoft
Same gang pestered US voters during 2020 presidential electionMicrosoft believes the gang who boasted it had stolen and leaked more than 200,000 Charlie Hebdo subscribers' personal information is none other than a Tehran-backed criminal group.
Microsoft boffins contemplate equipping Excel with AI
Go on, bring on the FLAMEsSooner or later, everything ends up in Microsoft Excel.
Musk, Tesla win securities fraud battle over that 'funding secured' tweet
'Wisdom of the people has prevailed' SpaceX supremo beamsElon Musk and Tesla have been found not liable by a jury in a securities fraud trial in which the billionaire and his automaker were accused of misleading investors.
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