RISC OS Awards: Deadline, and an overdue look at the alternative suggestions

The annual RISC OS Awards poll has now been open for just over two months, and is due to be closed fairly soon. Shortly after the poll began I moved home and didn’t properly set up any computers for quite some time, so the planned occasional review and post of the ‘alternative’ entries didn’t happen, other than one quiet afternoon when I scanned through the votes that had been received at that point and tweeted those alternative entries.

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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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News nybble: Wakefield to see the release of RISC OS 5.24 (Updated to clarify target platforms)

Also: No touching – ew! RISC OS Open Ltd will be bringing RISC OS 5.24 to Wakefield. This will be the first public outing of the new stable release of the operating system, which will cover all platforms except iMX6 and OMAP5 – and for Pi users, this will be the first chance for people to get their hands on a copy for themselves, with newly updated editions of the RISC OS Pi and ePic cards. The company will also have the latest edition of the Desktop Development Environment, and…

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ARMX6 display and networking capabilities improved

R-Comp Interactive’s already great ARMSX ARMX6 computer has just got better, thanks to an operating system update just released by the company. The headline feature of the update is support for ultra-high definition monitors. UHD monitors provide a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels – sometimes (arguably incorrectly) referred to as 4K or UHD 4K – giving twice the horizontal and vertical resolutions of high definition (1920×1080) displays, and thus offering four times the overall number of pixels and, therefore, four times the amount of desktop real estate.

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RISC OS 5.20 officially available

 A chip off for the old block RiscPC. Shortly after unveiling it at the Midlands Show on July 13th, RISC OS Open Ltd announced the official release of RISC OS 5.20 – the latest ‘stable’ version* – towards the end of the month. This version incorporates a massive 625 changes for the IYONIX pc, and 654 changes for the OMAP3 platform, as used on the BeagleBoard. Many of the changes are common to both platforms, but there are – obviously – differences between the hardware and facilities offered by the…

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