Elesar musters up Debian Buster – a new Linux build for Titanium

As well as RISC OS, Titanium owners have had the option of using Linux on their system since the motherboard’s launch; it could be purchased from Elesar Ltd bundled with either RISC OS or Linux – and since April 2016, owners of the RISC OS version have had the ability to enjoy the best of both worlds; a RISC OS-based Titanium that could launch from RISC OS into Linux via the GoLinux application.

Read More

News nybble: Titanium gets a speed boost

Elesar Ltd has released an update for Titanium users that will afford their computers a bit of a boost. The company found that there was a difference in what the datasheet for the system’s processor and the processor itself think are in some clock registers. Armed with this knowledge, although the processor core still runs at 1500MHz, it has been possible to speed up an internal bus by 100% – doubling the speed of data being transferred over that bus. The update is free to all existing Titanium owners, by…

Read More

A duality of release for R-Comp’s Titanium-based products

Owners of R-Comp‘s TiMachine computers and subscribers to their Titanium Support Scheme can now benefit from two updates from the company. The first of these is an update to the Dual Monitor software, and the second is the release of the latest Super Pack – an update to the software provided with the computer or as part of the Support Scheme.

Read More

Font Directory Pro reaches into the clipboard

Allows text to be pasted into the viewer application. Elesar Ltd has just released an update to popular font management package Font Directory Pro. The package, which consists of a suite of applications to help manage large collections of fonts, was originally developed by LOOK Systems and is now being maintained by the same company that brought us the Titanium motherboard, amongst other things. The update brings the version number up to 3.23, and is described by Elesar as a minor update over the previous version. However, it does add…

Read More

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 without the Guide. The new User Guide matches the latest stable release of the operating system, RISC OS 5.24, released in April and is the first printed edition of the tome to be produced in…

Read More

News nybble: Updated Linux for Titanium now available

The version of Linux available from Elesar Ltd for the Titanium motherboard has been updated, bringing it up to version 8.10 of Debian (Jessie), the specific distribution used. The last release was based on version 8.7, and Elesar says this is a maintenance release that benefits from both security and bug fixes, with details of the changes available from the Debian website separately for version 8.8, version 8.9, and finally version 8.10. The updated version is available either to buy from the company on a ready-to-use micro-SD card, or for…

Read More

What do you get if you cross a two headed Titanium with 256 colours?

An extra wide, 256 colour display! With two DVI-I sockets on board, one of the selling points of Elesar‘s Titanium is the ability to drive two displays side by side. RISC OS doesn’t (properly) support this, but it can be done by fooling the operating system into treating the two screens as though they are one. The software to do this has been available since February 2016. Much more recently, an updated ROM image was released in July of this year that allowed the board to use 256 colour screen…

Read More