RISC OS has always been a nice operating system to use, with some user interface (UI) features that set it apart from the competition, but we all know that it can also be frustrating to use because of the many features and facilities it lacks – which is why, for most users, it has to be used alongside (or under emulation on) computers running something else. This means that for RISC OS to continue to be useful, not only does it need to stand out with its UI, but it also has to ‘play nice’ with the other systems.
Mark Stephens, a name many people will recognise from the Icon Bar website, has been a RISC OS user for over thirty years, starting out on it with the A3000 in 1989, but these days he also uses MacOS, and it’s important to him that there is a cohesion between the two, allowing resources and data to be shared, with neither of them hindering his use of the other.
At the next Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) meeting, he will be talking about this, looking at what both operating systems have to offer, and how to ensure a happy co-existence between the two and overcoming any challenges that could make that harder.
The meeting will take place online via the Zoom video conferencing system on Wednesday, 7th June, starting at 7:45pm. Anyone can attend, regardless of whether or not they are a member of the club – the only requirement is the use of a computer able to run the Zoom software, which is available for most mainstream platforms. You will also need the meeting credentials, and these are the same as other recent WROCC meetings, so if you’ve joined one, you already have the details – but if you haven’t attended one, they can be obtained by contacting WROCC.
WROCC is funded by memberships, the cost of which has very recently been reduced to just £7.50 per year – and which represents very good value. As well as supporting one of the largest RISC OS user groups in the UK, the modest membership fee gets you access to their online discussion list, and you’ll become a recipient of the self-titled monthly WROCC newsletter, delivered to your email inbox as a PDF file.