Oct 292016
 

And nine days! Don’t forget the nine days!

RISC OS Open Ltd was officially incorporated on 20th June, 2006, so this year marks their tenth birthday, and tomorrow’s today’s London Show is the first RISC OS event for the company since that birthday. So, unsurprisingly – and just as you would expect any ten year old to do – they’ve brought attention to their birthday with an announcement on the eve of the show. (Wait! Do ten year olds post announcements online? Um, okay, perhaps not, but I’m sure you know what I mean!)

Sadly, there’s no mention of cake – but there will be commemorative badges on the ROOL stand, along with their usual range of SD/micro-SD cards for the Raspberry Pi, ROM Sets for IOMD-based machines, printed manuals, and so on.

 October 29, 2016  Posted by  Misc Tagged with: , ,
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 152014
 

And, for many people, you’re still going strong.

The RiscPC was the most powerful computer Acorn ever put into production, and it was officially launched twenty years ago today, on Friday, 15th April, 1994. according to Acorn’s April 1994 Developers’ Newsletter and the date of their announcement on usenet. RISCOSitory takes a look back over its twenty year (so far) life. Continue reading »

 April 15, 2014  Posted by  Misc Tagged with: , , , ,