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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.

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. 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.
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  • 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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September 2023 News Summary
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
Developer Fireside chat on saturday night
The next informal Developer Fireside chat is on Saturday night (probably getting to the time of year where that fire is appreciated). Starting time is 7:30pm UK time and the event is on Zoom. Stay as long or as short a time as you like.
Custom RISC OS cases
One of my favourite parts of the RISC OS market is the range of custom cases you can buy and also the cases that people build for themselves
Updated RISC OS Git client sent to beta testers
ROOL have sent a new beta release of the RISC OS Git client to registered testers.
London Show 2023 cancelled
Rougol have announced that there will be no London Show in 2023.


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Big Ben spotted on mainland Europe
RISC OS Open will be packing as much as possible into a suitcase ahead of the Big Ben Club annual day on the 13th May. Located in Koog aan de Zann, it’s only a short distance north of Amsterdam and is easy to reach by plane, train, or automobile from the rest of Europe.The eXperience is a perfect opportunity to network with other RISC OS users in the local area, whether in person, or using trusty Econet communications.
WROCC show touches down in Bradford
While the ROOL starship didn’t quite make it to Mars this month, the countdown has started at ROOL for the A6177 orbital approach around Bradford ready for the WROCC show on Saturday 22nd April 2023.And what could be more apt than the Cedar Court Hotel being on Rooley Lane?
RISC OS in Spaaaaace!
A major announcement from RISC OS Open: SpaceX has chosen our operating system for their mission to Mars! Preparations are already underway, and RISC OS’s reliability and efficiency make it the perfect fit for the harsh conditions of space travel. RISC OS Open is thrilled to be working with SpaceX on such a ground-breaking project. In fact, our innovative system will be instrumental in helping the first human colonisers establish a home on the Red Planet. Ladies and gentlemen, we are honoured to be selected by SpaceX for this historic mission.For us, this is the culmination of many years of hard work and dedication. Our team is thrilled to be collaborating with SpaceX on such a colossal project. Of course, we know this will not be easy! Let’s celebrate this incredible news and look forward to RISC OS making history on Mars. Stay tuned for more updates from RISC OS Open and SpaceX.
Looking to spark your imagination?
SparkFS is undoubtedly one of the must have RISC OS applications when it comes to working with compressed files/archives, so much so that we’ve bundled a read-only version as part of RISC OS 5 since as far back as 2014.Having worked closely with David Pilling, SparkFS’ original author, we are very pleased to announce that from today, the full read-write version is now included for free with RISC OS 5.
ROOL heads South West to Bristol
RISC OS Open are looking forward to attending the South West show on 25th February, there are lots of amazing things to see – we expect the atmosphere will be electric!

And maybe of interest....

The Register

China suggests America 'carefully consider' those chip investment bans

We thought you people loved spending dollars, what gives?

China has formally asked the United States to reconsider rules curbing investments in companies based in the Middle Kingdom.
Microsoft Bing Chat pushes malware via bad ads

From AI to just plain aaaiiiee!

Microsoft introduced its Bing Chat AI search assistant in February and a month later began serving ads alongside it to help cover costs.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
PhD student guilty of 3D-printing 'kamikaze' drone for Islamic State terrorists

'Research purposes' excuse didn't fly

A PhD student has been found guilty of building a potentially deadly drone for Islamic State terrorists, in part using his home 3D printer.
55-inch Jamboard and app ecosystem tossed into the Google graveyard

Now have a look at these third-party alternatives from our partners, says Chocolate Factory

Customers aren't usually left with a mostly useless 55-inch Android tablet when Google sends another of its many services to the graveyard, but here we are. The Jamboard and its accompanying apps will cease to work in a little more than a year.
Free software pioneer Richard Stallman is battling cancer

A changed RMS appeared at the GNU 40th anniversary event in Switzerland

Richard Stallman has revealed he is undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a form of cancer of the white blood cells, but says that his prognosis is good.

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