News

RISC OS changes hands

And unlike the post on 1st April, this one is NOT a joke! It has just been announced that RISC OS Developments Ltd, the company formed last year by Andrew Rawnsley and Richard Brown, has acquired Castle Technology Ltd, and with it RISC OS itself.

Hardware

Printed User Guide now an option when buying a Titanium

Get a motherbook with a motherboard! If you have been thinking about buying a Titanium motherboard from Elesar Ltd, you now have an additional incentive: The option of having a printed copy of the new RISC OS 5 User Guide included in the price – although, if you so choose, you can have the motherboard […]

Publications

New RISC OS 5 User Guide published

RISC OS is so intuitive to use its User Guide is how big? A new version of the User Guide has been published by RISC OS Open Ltd – the first printed edition since Acorn’s last one in 1996, and one that is bang up to date with the latest stable release of RISC OS, […]

Shows

News nybble: First batch of Wakefield Show videos now online

If you need more detailed information about a small selection of Wakefield Show exhibitors and their wares than is provided in Mark Stephens’ show report and pictures on the Icon Bar website, but can’t wait for the usual RISCOSitory show report and videos, Ruth Gunstone has stepped in to fill in the gap. Ruth is […]

Shows

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 […]

Announcements

News nybble: Elesar offers click and collect for Wakefield

Save the cost of postage – put it towards your rail fare instead! Once again, Elesar Ltd – makers of the award winning Titanium motherboard – are offering a click and collect option in the run up to this year’s Wakefield Show, which takes place on Saturday, 21st April. In order to benefit from it, […]

Misc

News bit: ROOL seeking evidence of RISC OS being sold into the US in the 1990s

RISC OS Open Limited are looking for any evidence of RISC OS being sold into the US in the early 1990s – ideally around the RISC OS 3.6 era. The company is after adverts in American magazines, copy invoices, anything like that. (They stress this isn’t for the purposes of a lawsuit!) Do you have anything? […]

Software

News nybble: RISC OS Open holds up a finger

No, not THAT finger – one to indicate counting to, er, one! The first of RISC OS Open’s bounties to overhaul the USB stack has now been completed, bringing a number of benefits to the operating system, including the ability to use power-on-keypresses to recover the system when things go a little awry at boot; […]

Shows

RISC OS Open Ltd posts an ‘ePic’ tease

Between sealing the doors shut on the RISCOSitory bunker and my arriving at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield, RISC OS Open Ltd have teased out another announcement – of sorts – concerning tomorrow’s show. I say “of sorts” because that announcement consists of nothing more than an image, which I have shamelessly lifted from […]