ROUGOL talks online

Most of us will agree that 2020 has so far been quite a memorable year – but unfortunately not for a good reason; a global pandemic has resulted in much less social interactivity, with the obvious effect on the RISC OS community that shows and regular user group meetings have either had to be put on an extended hiatus, or – in the case of some user groups – handled in a different way.

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News nybble: Fireworkz Pro price reduced until the end of September

It’s a show meeting discount! Stuart Swales will be the guest speaker for the RISC OS User Group of London’s next meeting, where he will be talking about his time at both Acorn and Colton Software. To coincide with the meeting, which takes place on Monday, 21st September via Zoom, the price of Fireworkz Pro has been reduced in price by roughly half until the end of this month. The application is an integrated office suite, consisting of word processor, spreadsheet, and database components. Originally developed and sold by Colton…

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Tom Williamson talks Direct to ROUGOL – 20th July

Tom Williamson of Wi-Fi Sheep will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the RISC OS User Group of London – which will once again be taking place online, via Zoom. The subject of Tom’s presentation will be RISC OS Direct, the distribution (or distro) of the OS for the Raspberry Pi (and a version available for use on Windows, MacOS, and Linux via RPCEmu) put together in conjunction with RISC OS Developments Ltd.

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Hear about Euclid and more in a virtual visit to ROUGOL – 15th June

With the pandemic still an ongoing problem, though seemingly tailing off for now, and the UK lockdown still mostly in place, another RISC OS user group has opted to explore the use of Zoom to hold their meetings online: The RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) will hold its first virtual meeting on Monday, 15th June. The guest speaker will be Tony Cheal, who wrote a number of RISC OS applications while he was the tea boy at Ace Computing.

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ROUGOL looks at RISC OS Direct – Monday, 16th March

Although it’s really aimed at new users, anyone can download and use it, so With the launch of the new distribution of RISC OS for the Raspberry Pi, called RISC OS Direct, existing users of the operating system may be wondering what’s in it and whether or not they should consider switching to it for use on their own Pi, in place of the standard distribution from RISC OS Open Ltd (ROOL).

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