Come and see Archimedes Live in London!

No, not a zombie from Ancient Greece – it’s an online emulator! If you want to run RISC OS software on another platform, such as Windows, there are a couple of fairly obvious choices with RPCEmu and VirtualRiscPC – but they aren’t the only choices you have. Another is Arculator, first written and released by Sarah Walker just over two decades ago, with the latest release (2.1) appearing just under two years ago.

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Ben Finn discusses the history of Sibelius with ROUGOL

Sibelius was a music notation – or score writing – package, allowing people to put music to paper (via the screen) in much the same way a writer might use a word processing package. Named for Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, the first version was released in April 1993 – thirty years ago this month. The software went on to become a killer application for RISC OS, putting the operating system on the map for musicians, with some even buying RiscPCs just to run Sibelius – including institutions such as the…

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Up periscope! Nemo to navigate Nautilus up the Thames

An obvious reference like that is impossible to resist – sorry! The next meeting of the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) will take place on Monday, 20th March, and the guest speaker will be telling us how his submarine, Nautilus, is controlled via RISC OS. Wait, what? No, okay, then. The guest speaker will be Nemo20000, rather than Jules Verne’s fictional captain Nemo. ‘Our’ Nemo doesn’t have a submarine, but he does have some interesting RISC OS things to talk about.

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To be and not to be – RISC OS Developments at ROUGOL

Whether ’tis nobler in the pub to imbibe. Or something. The next RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) meeting will be another hybrid meeting, with both a physical presence at the group’s regular venue, and an online one – but with an added twist: There will be two guest speakers for the evening, and one will be appearing in person, while the other will be at the other end of an internet connection.

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ROUGOL’s plans for early 2023

World domination not on the cards – just some meeting information. With all the shenanigans surrounding the tail end of the year out of the way – Christmas, New Year, hangovers (lots of hangovers, probably) – details of some of the first few RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) meetings of 2023 have been released.

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Southwest, Wakefield 2023 show dates known

Let’s guess the rest! We’re fast approaching the end of 2022, and the final RISC OS show of the year – the London Show, organised by the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) – was originally scheduled to take place next Saturday, the 29th October. However, due to the venue being unavailable until some months into next year, and no suitable alternative having been found, the event has had to be cancelled. As a result, there will be no more RISC OS shows until 2023 – and there are…

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