R-Comp and the Pinebook Pro at Wakefield – 11th January

A week later than the customary first Wednesday of the month (members need time to recover from the New Year celebrations, obviously), the next Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) meeting is set for Wednesday, 11th January, 2023, and Andrew Rawnsley of R-Comp will be the guest speaker.

The original Pinebook was added to the ever growing list of hardware platforms gaining RISC OS ports a few years ago, and was the first proper ARM-based laptop available to the public that could run RISC OS since Acorn’s A4. The machine’s successor is the Pinebook Pro, and it is in the process of becoming the latest, with an official release as a RISC OS laptop imminent – it’s already possible to buy the machine from R-Comp, but there are still a few bits of fine tuning needed before that formal release. Andrew will be talking about the progress being made on this at the meeting – and almost certainly about other developments we can look forward to as well.

The meeting will be a virtual one, taking place via the Zoom video conferencing system. As such, it will be open for anyone to join, not just WROCC members. All you need to join in are:

  • The Zoom client software running on a suitable machine; it is available for most mainstream platforms, such as Apple, Windows, etc.
  • The meeting access details; these are the usual ones for recent WROCC meetings (NOT the ones used for the December meeting) so if you’ve attended any you should have them, but if not they are easily obtained by contacting the Club.

What you don’t need, but might find will help make it an enjoyable evening are snacks, drinks, and a comfortable chair – these options are entirely up to you.

The meeting will start at 7:45pm, so provided you have everything you need, you can get comfortable and join in from then.

WROCC is funded by memberships, which currently cost just £10.00 per year, discounted to £5.00 for the first year – and is very good value. As well as supporting one of the largest RISC OS user groups in the UK, your tenner gets you free access to the (physical) meetings if you’re able to get to them (non-members are expected to pay a small entry fee), 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.

Wakefield Show 2023 banner

WROCC also organises the annual Wakefield Show, which will next take place on Saturday, 22nd April, 2023, at:

The Cedar Court Hotel,Mayo Avenue,
Rooley Lane,
BD5 8HW.

Note: As with the 2022 show, that’s the Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford, not Wakefield – set your calendars and satnavs accordingly!

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