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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May News round-up
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
Do you have any short anecdotes about Jim Nagel?
If you do, then Jim's sons Bart and Chris would love to hear from you. We sadly lost Jim in March and so his sons are completing the partially completed Issue 6 for him. They would like to include your contributions in it.
Adventures in Optimisation - Walls
Continuing in my quest to optimise my RISC OS port of NBlood, I've recently been taking a look at the rendering code. Specifically, the top functions in my profiler's output: the vertical line drawing routines, which are used to draw walls and sprite-based entities.
The future of Archive magazine
The sad death of Jim Nagel has deprived us all of a great advocate for RISC OS and an alround nice guy. It also left a question mark over the future of Archive magazine.
RISC OS Direct Videos -3. Gaming and emulation
So far, 3 videos have been published on youtube to encourage people to use RISC OS.
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RISC OS Open
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And maybe of interest....
As Twitter blocks white supremacists posing as anti-fascists, FBI appeal is flooded with images of cop violence
The confusion of physical and online protests mergeComment Anyone who has ever been involved in a demo will know its key defining characteristic is confusion. With protests across America over the death of George Floyd, systemic racism, and police brutality moving into another day, the internet has become as much a battleground as the streets.
Snapping at Canonical's Snap: Linux Mint team says no to Ubuntu store 'backdoor'
Version 20 will ship without any snap packages, snapd daemonThe developers of Linux Mint have expressed concern with Canonical's Snap Store and the way it is forced on Ubuntu users who try to install popular packages like the Chromium web browser.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
You're 3 billion years too late to see Mars' impressive ring system. The next one will be along in 40 million years or so
Astroboffins say Deimos's wonky orbit suggests slow-burning ring-moon cycleLike the gas giants in the outer region of the Solar System, Mars may have been circled by a ring of debris over three billion years ago.
No, it's just a Mirage: Lenovo's nerd-goggles-for-suits boasts 4K display but no need to be attached to powerful PC
ThinkReality? We'd prefer to think about anything but reality right now, thanksLenovo has whipped the covers off its latest take on VR-for-biz in the form of the Android-powered Mirage VR S3 headset with ThinkReality.
Office supplies biz owned by UK council shrugs off ransomware demand for 102 Bitcoin
Firm told customers they'd got a new Gmail addressA Brit public sector-owned office supplies company shrugged off a ransomware demand for 102 Bitcoins after a staffer opened a phishing email.
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