A brief look at RISC OS Direct

At the 2019 London Show, news broke of something to be called RISC OS Direct – a new distribution (distro) of the operating system, and an accompanying video series. The actual launch of RISC OS Direct happened in February, at the Southwest Show, so should be covered in the show report – but that report is currently still a work-in-progress, and is very late, so it seems eminently sensible to write a little something about RISC OS Direct separately.

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News from RISC OS Developments – ROUGOL meeting, 20th January

Also: Date of 2020 London Show now known The RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) recently announced a change of venue for their first meeting of both the new year and new decade – and the guest speaker at that meeting with be Richard Brown, with an update on all the recent news from RISC OS Developments Ltd.

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RISC OS Developments talks to ROUGOL

Having very recently acquired Castle Technology, and therefore the rights to RISC OS itself, RISC OS Developments Ltd has made people sit up and take notice yet again – after last year doing the same when it announced itself to the world, with the news that it had successfully secured funding for a then unspecified RISC OS project. If you were unable to attend the RISC OS London Show, during which the company’s Richard Brown gave one of the talks – and in so doing packed the room set aside…

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Orpheus Internet is crowdfunding a DataCentre

The RISC OS friendly ISP needs the help of its RISC OS friends. At the start of last month, Orpheus Internet suffered an outage – on 1st July, the company’s servers became unreachable, apparently due to a network IP address issue. That day was a Sunday, of course – and Richard Brown reported on the company’s news page that “It would be nice if this can be rectified on Sunday but I doubt it. I would expect services to gradually resume during Monday and reach 100% Tuesday-Wednesday.”

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Date announced for Southwest 2019

 And it has found a new home… in Bristol! With the most recent Southwest Show having taken place in February, the organisers revealed the date of the 2019 event at the time of the even more recent Wakefield Show last weekend. The date of the next Southwest show will be on 16th February, 2019, so please mark that date in your diaries now. The date of the next show isn’t the only thing to be revealed, though. The RISC OS Southwest Show 2019 will be taking place in a different…

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News nybble: More videos from Wakefield 2017

And you thought I was slow putting my videos online! Ruth Gunstone is one of the duo that handles the theatre at the annual Wakefield Show, along with Peter Richmond, and she has also made video recordings of the talks for the last couple of years. Her recordings from last year’s show are now online for your viewing pleasure – just in time for this year’s show! The videos in question are: Steve Revill, RISC OS Open Ltd Andrew Rawnsley, R-Comp Chris Evans, CJE Micro’s and 4D Mystery announcement (aka…

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News nybble: RISC OS Southwest Show date revealed

The latest Icon Bar Interview was published this morning, featuring Orpheus Internet‘s Richard Brown as the interviewee. Richard, as everyone should know by now, teams up with R-Comp‘s Andrew Rawnsley to form the Dynamic Duo that organises the RISC OS Southwest Show – the first main RISC OS show in the calendar year. And in that interview, Richard revealed the date of the 2018 event as Saturday, 24th February – again in the Webbington Hotel, located on the edge of the Mendip Hills between Bristol and Weston-Super-Mare. That’s about six…

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Orpheus the company dissolved, Orpheus the ISP carries on

Standing firm on this stony ground1. It was brought to my attention via Twitter last night that Orpheus Internet Services Ltd – the company originally set up by Paul Vigay back in 2005 to take on the customers of ISP ArgoNET – has been dissolved by way of a compulsory strike-off. However, while that may seem bad at first glance, all is not what it seems. I spoke to Richard Brown today, and he confirmed that while he took over the company after the unfortunate death of Paul Vigay back…

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News nybble: Orpheus Internet new prices

Orpheus Internet, the very RISC OS-friendly ISP that was formed by the late Paul Vigay and now headed up by Richard Brown – one half of the Dynamic Duo that organises the Southwest Show – have announced that they now have new prices for ADSL and Fibre-to-the-Cabinet services. The company also provides off-site, secure backup facilities, and a range of remote support services, all at sensible prices. Richard will be in attendance at the London Show on Saturday, providing an ideal opportunity to discuss your needs, and says that the…

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