Snippets – 1st January, 2021

A final round up of 2020 news that hasn’t found its way to RISCOSitory before I was aiming to get this final round up of news posted on the last day of 2020, but as ever other things got in the way, so what was intended as the last post of 2020 has become the first post of 2021. Still, never mind, better late than never – which should probably be the official motto here in the RISCOSitory bunker!

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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 nybble: Buy from Elesar now, collect on Saturday

If you’re heading towards the Southwest Show in Bristol on Saturday, and there’s something you’ve been thinking of buying from Elesar Ltd, now is the time to do it. The company is once again offering a ‘click and collect’ option for physical goods, which shaves off the postage cost for physical goods. If the option is chosen when an order is placed, nstead of the goods being posted out, they will be brought to the show for collection there – just pop along to the RISC OS Open Ltd stand…

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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: London Show theatre talks now online

The five talks given at the recent RISC OS London Show were recorded by Leo White, who has now put the videos online so that they can be watched by those unable to make it to the event (or who, as exhibitors, couldn’t step away from their stands in order to watch them). These talks are: CJE Micro’s W-iFi Sheep RISC OS Developments Ltd/R-Comp University of Cantabria RISC OS Open Ltd

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RISC OS Open news at ROUGOL

Everybody chant “There’s only one Rob Sprowson!” Monday, 16th September is when the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) next meets up, and the original plan was for Elesar Ltd‘s Rob Sprowson to be the guest speaker for the meeting, at which he was planning to reveal a new, hitherto mystery product currently in development. However, in a last minute change of plans, the group will instead hear from RISC OS Open Ltd‘s Rob Sprowson, who will be talking to the group about what’s been happening at the company…

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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: RISC OS again available from (and for) NOOBS!

A couple of years ago, RISC OS was dropped from the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s NOOBS (New Out of Box Software) system, designed to make it easy for new Pi users to set their system up with whichever available operating system they wished. Our beloved OS was dropped because it took longer than expected (and hoped) to support the Raspberry Pi 3. However, RISC OS is now back in the system, so new users (or even more experienced ones) can now choose RISC OS when they first set up their Pi…

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