Well, helps your RiscPC connect to Econet, anyway If you were a user of Acorn machines in the 8-bit era, you’ll almost certainly be aware of Econet, Acorn’s networking solution, which began life in the early 1980s. The concept didn’t end with the machines of that era, though, and was supported on Acorn’s ARM-based computers, right up to and including those from the RiscPC-era, with an Econet module available for them.
function keys – obviously! They’ve been unavailable for quite some time, but Elesar‘s popular keyboards are once again back in stock and available to buy. The devices are all-black, with a row of red function keys, making them quite reminiscent of the BBC Micro’s keyboard.
Oh, and something about TextEase version 6, as well. Elesar Ltd‘s Rob Sprowson will be visiting the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) on Wednesday, 7th December, to deliver a talk ostensibly on the subject of speech. Well, speech synthesis to be precise.
Users of the WiFi HAT hardware from Elesar Ltd can now download an update to the WiFi Manager software component in time for the London Show on Saturday.
Well, point releases for four products – TextEase, CloudFS, Prophet, and the WiFi Hat Over the last few weeks there have updates to four of Elesar Ltd‘s products, all being ‘point’ releases. This generally means the least significant digit of a version number has been increased, usually indicating minor changes. A small change, however, isn’t necessarily an unimportant one – so these are the four items that have seen changes that you may wish to benefit from.
Elesar Ltd‘s Rob Sprowson will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC), which will take place on Wednesday, 2nd December, from 7:45pm.
As well as RISC OS, Titanium owners have had the option of using Linux on their system since the motherboard’s launch; it could be purchased from Elesar Ltd bundled with either RISC OS or Linux – and since April 2016, owners of the RISC OS version have had the ability to enjoy the best of both worlds; a RISC OS-based Titanium that could launch from RISC OS into Linux via the GoLinux application.
The lockdown may have been eased slightly in the UK (elsewhere may vary), meaning you are permitted to venture outside for longer for your daily exercise, but that doesn’t mean you should be outside all day, every day – so what can you do at home for the rest of the day?
If you’re heading towards the Southwest Show in Bristol on Saturday, and there’s something you’ve been thinking of buying from Elesar Ltd, now is the time to do it. The company is once again offering a ‘click and collect’ option for physical goods, which shaves off the postage cost for physical goods. If the option is chosen when an order is placed, nstead of the goods being posted out, they will be brought to the show for collection there – just pop along to the RISC OS Open Ltd stand…
Back in October, Elesar Ltd launched a new hardware product, aimed firmly at the Raspberry Pi, which addressed a significant shortcoming in RISC OS in a pretty neat way. That product was a WiFi HAT (Hardware Attached on Top) device that provided seamless wireless network facilities to RISC OS users.