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…

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News nybble: See Titanium exceeding 2,048 pixels at London

R-Comp Interactive will be demonstrating one of their TiMachine computers driving a 2560×1440 display at the London Show on Saturday. The Titanium system board on which the TiMachine is based is normally limited to 2048 horizontal pixels, but because it has two video outputs – intended to drive two displays side by side – it’s possible to get around the limitation with some clever trickery, if you have the right monitor. R-Comp, at the show, will have the right monitor. The updated version of DualHead – the software supplied by…

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News nybble: Titanium + DDE = October offer from Elesar

My calculator doesn’t seem to like that calculation, but it’s definitely right. Following last month’s offer of five games for the price of none when purchasing a Titanium motherboard, October sees another piece of software up for grabs from Elesar Ltd when purchasing their flagship product. This time, the offer is for a free full copy of RISC OS Open Ltd‘s Desktop Development Environment. The DDE (which is how it’s known to its friends) is normally priced at £50 including VAT, and includes a C compiler, ARM assembler, GUI resource…

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R-Comp Interactive puts Titanium into Beeblebrox mode

If it supports two heads, does that mean it’ll soon support three ARMs?1 Users of R-Comp‘s TiMachine computer – and those who are subscribed to their support scheme for Elesar‘s Titanium – can now make use of the two DVI-I outputs found on the motherboard. The company has released DualHead, which makes it easy to drive two separate monitors from the board.

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Buy a Titanium during September, grab a games bundle FOC

Five games for the price of none! (Well, ignoring the price of the Titanium, obviously!) The summer holiday period is just about over, and people with kids will soon see them returning to school (here in the UK, at least). Things will be quiet around the house during the day, so you’ll need some way to pass the time, having got used to entertaining the children during their time off. Elesar Ltd have provided a simple solution with their latest announcement, by offering a a bundle of five titles from…

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Titanium gains 256 colour mode support

Elesar Ltd has made available a new release candidate ROM1 for Titanium-based systems, this being number five – known amongst family and friends as RC5 – and while there are a number of changes in the update, the headline feature is that it brings with it support for 256 colour screen modes. Anybody thinking in practical terms, and who therefore uses their computer for practical things, might miss one of the key points of this – and that key point is FUN! While a ‘true colour’ screen mode might be…

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GoLinux update gives Linux booting a boost

Reduced inertia to get you going. Elesar‘s GoLinux application allows a Titanium-based computer to boot from the RISC OS desktop straight into Linux1 – Debian (Jessie) – effectively  making those systems equipped with the software dual OS machines. This can be hugely useful, because even the most ardent of RISC OS users would have to admit there are many shortcomings in the software available for the platform – so being able to switch from RISC OS to Linux, all in the same box – allows a lot more software to…

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News nybble: Titanium’s Linux build updated

Elesar Ltd has released a new version of its Linux micro SD card for the Titanium motherboard. The original Titanium build featured version 8.1 of Debian (Jessie), and the new release features version 8.7. The company says there have been  lots of technical changes since the previous release, but the two most obvious ones for customers will be that DHCP is enabled by default, and that there are now CD/DVD-ROM drivers built in by default – so there is no need to resort to arcane command lines to install them.…

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News nybble: GoLinux can now GoGraphical

Users of RISC OS on Titanium-based machines have the option of booting into Linux thanks to GoLinux from Elesar, suppliers of the motherboard itself. However, as shown in this video recording of Chris Hall speaking to the Midlands User Group back in September, what that gets you into – initially – is a command line system, on which a graphical user interface needs to be set up, if that’s your preference. Back in summer, R-Comp produced a ‘graphical’ Linux disc for a customer, and they will be making such discs…

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