The next Midlands User Group (MUG) meeting will take place on Saturday, 7th October, at which the group will be looking at and discussing Jon Abbott’s Partition Manager software.
25th February 2023 saw the RISC OS Southwest Show return to the Arnos Manor Hotel in Bristol. This was the first time the event has taken place since just before the Covid pandemic hit the UK, with the last one pretty much on the eve of the plague landing on our shores in early 2020.
A new version of PiTools has been released by R-Comp, and is available now from !Store with the update free of charge if you’re an existing user.
Bristol RISC OS Users (BRU) meet regularly, on the second Wednesday of every second month, and this month’s meeting therefore falls on the 9th. The group’s meetings tend to be fairly informal – a handful of like-minded people getting together for a pint and a bite to eat and a general chinwag, with one or other of them sometimes bringing along something interesting and relevant to RISC OS to focus that chat.
A regular exhibitor at RISC OS shows, RISCOSbits would have been at the one originally planned for tomorrow. However, as we (hopefully) all know, the London Show isn’t going ahead – but over the Summer and early Autumn Andy Marks from RISCOSbits has been working on a few new bits and pieces; things that would have been launched, released, shouted about from the rooftops (or at least a set of tables) at the show. So let’s pretend we’re there, and look at what Andy would be telling us on the…
A roundup of 2021 news and releases not already covered on RISCOSitory With 2021 now behind us, the time has come for one final round up of news that hasn’t already found its way onto onto these pages – although this time, in fact, it’s the only round up of such news for 2021; for 2020, a snippets post appeared half way through the year and then another just after the year ended – but no earlier post has been compiled for 2021.
Strap yourselves in… there’s a lot in this post! Andy Marks of RISCOSbits has been busy in the extended period between the last physical show and Saturday’s London Show, and has a number of new products that he’ll be bringing along to show – and hopefully sell – to you.
With the launch of their 4té computer in the latter part of last year, R-Comp developed a set of tools to run on the system, neatly wrapped up in an application called 4téTools. This provided features over and above the easily accessible configuration options provided in RISC OS itself, and covered areas such as the display, keyboard and mouse, networking, and much more.
Six months on from the show itself… that’s almost as long as the Long Gap between the Wakefield and London shows! Ahem. The place to be for discerning RISC OS users (and retro Acorn enthusiasts) on Saturday, 27th April, was Wakefield – more specifically, the Cedar Court Hotel in Calder Grove – because that was where the annual Wakefield Acorn and RISC OS Computer Show took place.
In October CJE Micro’s launched a ZIDEFS full size podule, and this year they are following it with a mini podule version, suitable for Archimedes A3000, A3010, A3020, or A4000, and providing the machine with a 44-pin connection for rotating drives, Compact Flash card, or SD card. With support for up to four partitions, and a number of other features, the mini podule can be bought with a 44-pin male connector or a 44-way female connector, for £89.00. If you want some storage as well, £139.00 will get you the…