News nybble: Stand out from the crowd with a ROOL t-shirt

Wear what nobody else is wearing! At last month’s London Show, RISC OS Open Ltd (ROOL) had a new line of merchandise available to buy – T-shirts, in a spiffing shade of green with the slogan ‘run the risc’ on the back, and grey polo shirts with the ROOL logo on the chest. That range is now available to order from the company’s online shop, both priced at £12.50, and four sizes ranging from M to XXL.

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News nybble: Time to update your phone book entries for CJE Micro’s

If you have CJE Micro’s old number (ending 666, which I’d make a joke out of if this was a full post), it’s time to replace it with the correct one – (0)1903 523 222 – which has been their main number for some time. The line carrying the old number will shortly be disconnected. In addition to which they are also discontinuing their fax number because it has been some years since anyone contacted them that way.

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News nybble: RISC OS Open Logistics operating again for Elesar Ltd

RISC OS Open Ltd are once again joining forces with Elesar Ltd to operate a ‘click and collect’ service for those able to collect any goods ordered from the latter at the Southwest Show next Saturday. If you have something you want to buy from Elesar and you’re attending the show, opting to use this delivery method makes a lot of sense – with the amount of sense increasing with the cost of the postage you would otherwise pay, depending on what you order!

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News nybble: Titanium gets a speed boost

Elesar Ltd has released an update for Titanium users that will afford their computers a bit of a boost. The company found that there was a difference in what the datasheet for the system’s processor and the processor itself think are in some clock registers. Armed with this knowledge, although the processor core still runs at 1500MHz, it has been possible to speed up an internal bus by 100% – doubling the speed of data being transferred over that bus. The update is free to all existing Titanium owners, by…

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R-Comp looking for a Dutch/English translator

Because it’s all Dutch English to one of their customers! R-Comp have put out a request for someone to help translate some material from English to Dutch. The company has been contacted by a Dutch customer whose English skills are not very good, and who is therefore having trouble reading up on the software he has purchased. The instructions and tutorial are written in English, and due to his limited English, he would obviously like to be able to read it in his native tongue.

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News bit: ROOL seeking evidence of RISC OS being sold into the US in the 1990s

RISC OS Open Limited are looking for any evidence of RISC OS being sold into the US in the early 1990s – ideally around the RISC OS 3.6 era. The company is after adverts in American magazines, copy invoices, anything like that. (They stress this isn’t for the purposes of a lawsuit!) Do you have anything? If so, get in touch with them!

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Another two videos of Jan Vibe’s graphics online

The Count from Sesame Street would absolutely love this! Following on from parts one and two, and subsequently parts three and four, it was a fairly logical conclusion that if and when Richard Ashbery uploaded any more videos of Jan Vibe’s graphics programs, the next would be part five, and the next again part six. And that is exactly what he’s done.

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