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Apr 262015

Today, 26th April, 2015 isn’t just the morning after this year’s Wakefield Show; it is also 30 years to the day since the very first ARM1 processor was produced, powered up – and worked!

The story of the new processor goes back a little further than 26th April, 1985, and  started when Acorn were looking for a suitable replacement for the MOS 6502 CPU, which at that point they were using in the BBC Microcomputer range. Continue reading »

 April 26, 2015  Posted by  Hardware Tagged with: , , , ,
Apr 232015

With the 2015 Wakefield Show now just about upon us, it is time to temporarily lock up the RISCOSitory top secret underground bunker (which is cunningly disguised as a run-down shack on the surface).

The provisional date on which normal operations are set to resume is 5th May, 2015 – the first working day after the bank holiday weekend – though that date isn’t set in stone; it may be sooner, it may be later.

Please continue to send any RISC OS-related announcements, press releases and interesting snippets – they may not be acted on while the bunker is locked up, but they will be queued until normal operations resume.

 April 23, 2015  Posted by  Administrivia
Apr 232015

Announcement from Andrew Rawnsley, 23rd April, 2015.

We are pleased to announce that the “R-Comp !Store Collection 2015″ CD will be released at the Wakefield Show. The Collection contains our download-only releases from 2014-2015 including the likes of DeleGate, DeskEdit Suite, PhotoFix, ChartWell/DPGraphs Suite, Wimp Programming Suite and more. Continue reading »

 April 23, 2015  Posted by  Announcements Tagged with: , , , , ,
Apr 232015

Announcement from Chris Evans, 23rd April, 2015.

We have now booked a van to take to the Wakefield Show on Saturday, so if you want to buy any larger items please let us know and we will bring them.

We can also recycle most old Acorn/RISC OS hardware/software items in the best possible way, by finding someone who wants to use them for their original purpose :-) Continue reading »

 April 23, 2015  Posted by  Announcements Tagged with: , , ,
Apr 232015

Announcement from Andrew Rawnsley, 23rd April, 2015.

We are pleased to announce another new !Store digital release – the Wimp Programming Suite, for just £9.99. Designed as a useful suite of software and documentation for desktop programmers of novice to fairly advanced level, the Suite is available now. Continue reading »
 April 23, 2015  Posted by  Programming Tagged with: , , ,
Apr 232015

Hot off the press at Wakefield!

Christopher Dewhurst, who took over publishing on-off-on-off-under-new-management PDF magazine Drag ‘n Drop from its original editor and publisher, Paul Stewart (hence the ‘under-new-management’ bit), is set to release a new book at the 2015 Wakefield Show on 25th April under the ‘Drag N Drop Publications’ moniker. Continue reading »

Apr 222015

R-Comp Interactive have been producing ARM-based computers for a few years now, starting with the ARMini, then the ARMiniX, and now the newly introduced ARMSX ARMX6 – but the company has been selling computers based around x86-compatible processors, running VirtualRiscPC on Windows, for far longer, in the form of RISCubes, SpaceCubes and RISCBooks.

The latter of those ranges, the RISCBooks, now has a new member – RISCBook Essential. Continue reading »

 April 22, 2015  Posted by  Hardware Tagged with: , , , ,
Apr 222015

A Fistful of Dollars allows you to run The Gauntlet with an early version!

Although the new computer from CJE Micro’s is not yet complete, there are apparently (and unsurprisingly) people eager to get their hands on what is expected to be the fastest ever RISC OS computer to date – so Chris Evans says that they will be launching an Early Adopter Scheme at the Wakefield Show on Saturday, 25th April, 2015. Continue reading »

 April 22, 2015  Posted by  Hardware Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Apr 222015

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue…1

Emphasising their support of everything-Acorn and RISC OS going all the way back to the 8-bit hardware on which many of us cut our teeth, CJE Micro’s have made an announcement in the run up to the Wakefield Show (this Saturday, 25th April, 2015) that covers products for the BBC Micro, more recent (24 year old) A5000 computers, and brings us up to date with the new IGEPv5-based computer with no name. Continue reading »

 April 22, 2015  Posted by  Announcements