R-Comp’s 4té now shipping, with new additional software

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The new 4té computer, first shown by R-Comp‘s Andrew Rawnsley at the recent virtual London Show, has now started shipping to customers that have already ordered them – and while R-Comp says it will take two to three weeks to fulfil those back orders, that does mean there is still time to order one if you want yours to arrive in time for Christmas.

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RISCOSbits serves up a Black Friday bargain

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Today is the Friday immediately after Thanksgiving in them there United States of Overpuddle, a day that has become known as Black Friday, with retailers putting varying levels of reduction on their wares. This tradition has been expanding in recent years, both in duration and in distance, and we have seen Black Friday sales well beyond the Overpuddlian shores, including in our own little RISC OS community.

This year, RISCOSbits has put up a special offer to celebrate the day after a day that isn’t special in any way on this side of the Puddle, with the limited edition FOURtress Lite.

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Cloverleaf Kickstarter campaign goes live

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And gets off to a good start

Since late 2019, RISC OS Cloverleaf has been mentioned a few times here on RISCOSitory. It was clear from when the name first appeared that there was going to be a crowdfunding campaign, and this has since been confirmed and expanded on further by Cloverleaf’s Stefan Fröhling.

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Gerph talks building RISC OS online with ROUGOL

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The next RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) meeting will take place online on Monday, 16th November, and the guest speaker will be none other than Gerph, who made a welcome return to RISC OS earlier this year, talking on the subject of building RISC OS online.

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RISCOSbits brings you an STD DOSE

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Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean what you think! Read on…

New from RISCOSbits is a new small-footprint Raspberry Pi 4-based system called the FOURtress – which, in an unusual move for the company, uses an off-the-shelf aluminium case, rather than something custom-designed. The case doubles up as a heatsink for the Pi, which allows the processor to be overclocked to 2.1GHz, yet remain cool.

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News nybble: The CJE Micro’s London Show talk

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The recent London Show, held online via Zoom, featured a number of talks by a variety of organisations in the RISC OS world – but the main schedule of presentations lacked one from CJE Micro’s, even though Chris Evans does usually book a slot in the theatre for the shows he is able to attend.

He did manage to give a brief talk after the scheduled talks – essentially after the show had closed, so many people may have missed it – but he also published a blog post on the day, which he’s described as the talk he would have given if he’d been organised enough to book a slot. If you want to read what he would have said, you can therefore do so via that post.

New Archimedes computer released – by the Raspberry Pi Foundation!

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Well, okay, they aren’t actually calling it an Archimedes, but…

Although the first Archimedes computers from Acorn took on a standard PC configuration of a main box housing the computer itself, with a separate keyboard (and mouse) that could be plugged in, there were also some machines that combined the keyboard and computer into a single case, such as the A3000 and A3010.

And now the Raspberry Pi Foundation is getting in on that act by releasing such a device – which they’ve named the Raspberry Pi 400.

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Not a show report (honestly): London 2020

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New hardware from R-Comp, and RISC OS 5.28 released!

With the recent RISC OS London Show being a virtual one, taking place online via Zoom and streamed to YouTube, I decided in advance not to write a show report. Even now the event is over, it’s still possible for people to go back and watch those streams.

However, there was some news that became evident as the day progressed, both within the various talks and in announcements put out to coincide with it, so it’s worth a brief look at a couple of notable items.

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Emulation, bounties, and more at the next Wakefield meeting

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If you’re local to Yorkshire on 4th November, where ‘local’ in this case means you have access to a suitable computer (or mobile phone or tablet) and and internet connection wherever you are in the world, then you might wish to attend the next Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club meeting, which takes place online that evening.

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