Desktop Modernisation Engine comes to ROUGOL – 18th July

If you come to RISC OS from another platform, or use any alongside it, you will know there are many features on those other platforms that are lacking on RISC OS. Some of those features can actually be quite useful, and would be beneficial to have, not least for the benefit of people trying RISC for the first time, so that they are more comfortable using it.

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Wish RISC OS a happy 35th with ROUGOL

The Acorn Archimedes range was launched in June, 1987, which means RISC OS – with its original name of Arthur – also saw its first release, making it thirty five years old this month. With that in mind, this month’s RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) meeting will be a celebration of the operating system’s new legal status as old enough to realise it’s closing in on 40, and therefore officially very old.

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Celebrating thirty years of GAG-News with ROUGOL

With very few exceptions, magazines that centre on RISC OS have tended to come and go since the operating system first appeared1, and only a very small number have stayed the course and continue to be published today. One of those is the magazine published by the German Archimedes Group, GAG-News, which has been published every two months since April 1992 – making it one of the oldest RISC OS magazines still being published, and the oldest – and only – regularly published German language publication for the platform.

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Show report: London 2021

30th October, 2021, marked the return to physical shows in the UK, when the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) hosted their customary October event at the St Giles Hotel in Feltham – the RISC OS London Show. Understandably under the circumstances, there were fewer exhibitors than in previous years, as well as few visitors; it was a much quieter show than usual – but despite that, it was still an excellent day for finding out what’s happening in the RISC OS world. So what happened? What did we…

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Terry Swanborough talks Lockdown Diversions in London – 21st February

While the last couple of years have been a little less than ideal because of the pandemic, there have been some positive developments, such as the unexpected move to online meetings for some user groups, allowing people to join them from afar. Another useful benefit has been that some people were able to find a little more time for programming, allowing software to be written that might otherwise not have been.

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