Bristol RISC OS Users (BRU) meet regularly, on the second Wednesday of every second month, and this month’s meeting therefore falls on the 9th. The group’s meetings tend to be fairly informal – a handful of like-minded people getting together for a pint and a bite to eat and a general chinwag, with one or other of them sometimes bringing along something interesting and relevant to RISC OS to focus that chat.Read More
Pining for a PineBook Pro running RISC OS? Check out the next ROUGOL meeting!
With some notable exceptions, the history of RISC OS on laptops has never been great. Acorn themselves only ever launched one RISC OS laptop – the 24MHz, ARM3-based A4 – in 1992. Its name was based on its size, taking up about the same amount of space on a desk (or indeed a lap) as a piece of A4 paper, it sported a 640×480, greyscale screen, had 2 or 4MB of RAM, and needed an external mouse. The company also later announced the Stork notepad and NewsPAD ‘tablet’, but they…Read More
Have ARMbook, will travel
R-Comp’s ARM-based RISC OS laptop lands, allowing its users to take off (or catch a train, whatever) First hinted at by R-Comp‘s Andrew Rawnsley in the run up to last year’s London Show, and then shown off at the event itself, the ARMbook (aka ARMbok due to a typo in an early newsletter) is an ARM-based laptop that runs RISC OS natively1, rather than under emulation on top of another operating system.Read More
Midlands User Group meeting – 20th July
The next meeting for RISC OS users in the Midlands area will take place on Saturday, 20th July at 2pm, and the main topic of the afternoon will be a discussion of using ADFFS to run old, legacy software on modern systems.Read More