ROOL roll in to ROUGOL – 21st September

ROOLing, ROOLing, ROOLing… ROUGOL! 21st September is the date of the next husking bee for ROUGOL – the RISC OS User Group of London – and this month the group’s guest speaker will be Rob Sprowson (aka Sprow), who will be there yammering about what RISC OS Open Ltd (ROOL) have been up to over the past year, as well as what they have planned for the future.

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Answer: the RISC OS Open stand at the Southwest Show

Question: Where can you find a Raspberry Pi 2, a new Style Guide, and a robot arm, all together? (Um. Have I got the question and answer the wrong way around?) RISC OS Open Ltd have confirmed that they will be appearing at the RISC OS Southwest Show on Saturday, 21st February, at the Webbington Hotel, Loxton – and that they’ll have some interesting goodies to entertain and/or sell to visitors.

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Bounty boosting at ROOL

Show ’em the money! RISC OS Open Ltd, responsible for managing the RISC OS 5 source code, have announced another run of bounty matching for this month. The bounty scheme was launched in 2011 as a way to allow members of the RISC OS community to contribute funds towards the development of certain aspects of RISC OS. A number of different bounties are listed on the RISC OS Open website, and people can send money to go towards whichever one(s) they see fit.

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Happy birthday, RiscPC- you’re 20 years old today!

And, for many people, you’re still going strong. The RiscPC was the most powerful computer Acorn ever put into production, and it was officially launched twenty years ago today, on Friday, 15th April, 1994. according to Acorn’s April 1994 Developers’ Newsletter and the date of their announcement on usenet. RISCOSitory takes a look back over its twenty year (so far) life.

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