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Wishing the ARM processor a happy 30th birthday

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 […]

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RISCBook range gets an Essential new member

R-Comp Interactive have been producing ARM-based computers for a few years now, starting with the ARMini, then the ARMiniX, and now the newly introduced ARMSX ARMX6 – but the company has been selling computers based around x86-compatible processors, running VirtualRiscPC on Windows, for far longer, in the form of RISCubes, SpaceCubes and RISCBooks. The latter […]

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Get in early, adopt an IGEPv5

A Fistful of Dollars allows you to run The Gauntlet with an early version! Although the new computer from CJE Micro’s is not yet complete, there are apparently (and unsurprisingly) people eager to get their hands on what is expected to be the fastest ever RISC OS computer to date – so Chris Evans says […]

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ARMX6 in high demand, plan ahead for Wakefield, Big Ben eXperience

R-Comp reports that demand for the ARMSX ARMX6 computers remains high, with there still being a backlog of orders to fulfill – something which, while it’s unfortunate for those who are still waiting, is surely a good sign, as well as being something for which R-Comp’s Andrew Rawnsley says they are very grateful.

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Competition: Snappy name needed for snappy computer!

Entries on a StrongARM processor card postcard! At the recent Southwest Show, CJE Micro’s were showing off a prototype version of a new RISC OS computer based around an IGEPv5 (Cortex A15) processor, and Andrew Conroy told me that they were planning a competition to name the new computer. That competition has now been officially […]

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ARMX6 formally announced – at last

We wants it. We needs it. Must have the precious! R-Comp have at last revealed more details about the new computer they demonstrated1 at the 2014 London Show, including a more official announcement of the name that was dropped into the 2015 South West Show reminder.

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Distribution of Baildon Electronics’ products moves to CJE Micro’s

There was an ARCIn, but was there an ARCOut, or an ARCShake-it-all-about? Amongst the various things sold and distributed by the late David Holden through APDL were the Acorn-related products of Baildon Electronics –  IDE interfaces, in the form of ARCIn. Following Dave’s unfortunate passing, Baildon’s Dave Hitchens has teamed up with CJE Micro’s/4D to […]

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Solid-state drives from R-Comp

The Silence of the NAND. R-Comp Interactive have announced the availability of affordable, high quality SSDs for computers running RISC OS 5. SSDs, or solid-state drives are designed to be used as a storage medium instead of (or alongside, depending on your computer) the hard disk drives that most RISC OS users will probably be […]

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Welcome to the R-Comp Apothecary…

…where your prescription is one tablet per… well, just one, and that’s all you’ll need, actually. It’s unlikely that anybody in RISC OS land has failed to notice the rise in popularity of tablet computing. Tablet and touchscreen devices have been around for a while, but (mobile phones aside) had failed to impact on the […]