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The Wakefield RISC OS Computer Show 2010

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.

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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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RISC OS London Show 2020
Like everything in 2020, the RISC OS London Show was an online event. It was streamed on Zoom, with 2 streams on YouTube as well. One of the useful features of being online was that people could post comments in the chat window. Being online also allowed pets and children to show up as well...
RISC OS London 2020 talks
All the talks our online, so this year I will just summarise the key points on the talks I was able to attend.
Jason Tribbeck talks sound to ROUGOL
One of the great successes of the summer has been the ROUGOL online meetings on Zoom. Being online instead of in London has allowed a much wider range of speakers and attendees. The talks start at 7:45pm on Zoom, and there is usually chat before and after the meetings. There are usually 30-40 people attending.
RISC OS Interview with Stefan Frohling
This time round we would like to introduce you to Stefan Frohling who is behind the CloverLeaf project. Many thanks to Stefan for taking part.
Rougol announces more details of online London Show
Rougol have given us more details of their plans for the online London Show

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RISC OS 5.28 now available
Slightly delayed from our original target in Spring, we’re pleased to announce RISC OS 5.28 is now available for all platforms that met or exceeded our stable release criteria.
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”.
COVID-19 update
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

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The Register

Did Arthur C. Clarke call it right? Water spotted in Moon's sunlit Clavius crater by NASA telescope

Fly me to the Moon, let me swim among the stars

Water molecules have been detected in soil in one of the Moon's largest sunlit craters, NASA announced on Monday, which means permanent bases on the natural satellite may be potentially a lot easier to support.
Uber drivers take ride-biz to European court over 'Kafkaesque' algorithmic firings by Mastermind code

Lawsuit challenges robo-dismissals, Uber insists it manually reviewed cases

Four Uber drivers in the UK and Portugal who claim they were dismissed unfairly by the company's anti-fraud algorithm have challenged their account deactivations in a European court, citing GDPR protections against automated decision making.
Linux kernel's Kroah-Hartman: We're not struggling to get new coders, it's code review that's the bottleneck

Plus: 'Intel is not doing well with disclosures. I'm not happy. It's not getting better'

Open Source Summit Europe Speaking in an "Ask the Experts" session at the online Open Source Summit Europe conference today, Linux kernel's stable branch maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman said there are plenty of new contributors to the code though the bottleneck is finding the people to review it.
SAP stock price crashes 23%, €28bn wiped out as firm warns of Klein(er) revenues, profits ahead due to COVID-19

SAP: Look at the cloud, look at the cloud... you're under. Market: Nope

Europe's largest software manufacturer, SAP, took a massive hit to its share value this morning cutting its profit and sales outlook for the full financial year, as businesses continued to scale back investments during the COVID-19 pandemic.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Hackers rummaged about in Finnish psychotherapy clinic - now patients extorted with public data dump threats

Details on 300 reportedly already published to Tor website

A Finnish psychotherapy centre was hit by hackers who stole therapy session notes - before threatening patients of the clinic with ransom demands amid selective dark web leaks of stolen material.

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  • 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)
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