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    RISC OS 6.20 released 13672 Reads riscosselect

    After previewing it at the recent Midlands show, RISCSOS Ltd. have posted the latest version of RISC OS (6.20) out to subscribers.

    Posted by cobalt on Sunday, December 20, 2009 Read full article: 'RISC OS 6.20 released'   

    Today Virtal Acorn posted a press release on their web site, announcing that, following feedback from
    beta testers, they have now released a new version of Virtual Risc PC for Intel Macs.

    Beta testers' comments have been incorporated into the new release and those beta testers have also
    received the update in the form of a Universal Binary, compatible with both Intel and Power PC Macs.

    Virtual Acorn are taking orders via the on-line store or phone and copies will also be available at the forthcoming South East Show on 20th October.

    Posted by StevePotts on Tuesday, October 02, 2007   

    Alex Singelton has published an article on his website about how Acorn Computers Ltd. were thinking of finishing producing all RISC OS products three years before Black Wednesday when Acorn Computers Ltd. ceased production of their hardware and software.

    You can read this fasinating article here

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Thursday, January 04, 2007   

    RISCOS Ltd have today announced the immediate availability of RISC OS SIX Preview.

    RISC OS 6 Logo

    Posted by cobalt on Saturday, November 25, 2006 Read full article: 'RISC OS Six Preview Released'   

    In communication with some subscribers, RISCOS Ltd. have recently stated that the long awaited Select 4 release will be available before the end of November.


    ZureNet is a new website and forum for Open RISC OS discussion, you can join in with the discussions here: http://www.zurenet.co.uk/

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Sunday, October 08, 2006   

    Tom Walker has released a minor fix to his RiscPC emulator for Windows and Linux. This new version fixes problems with some palette corruption.

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Monday, July 31, 2006 Read full article: 'RPCemu Version 0.51 Released'   

    Paul Middleton recently announced that the new price for RISC OS Adjust / 4.39 is √ā¬£79 including P&P for users in the UK and √ā¬£85 for users living abroad.


    RISCOS Ltd. have announced a special offer for their RISC OS Adjust ROMs in celebration of the 7th Aniversary of the agreement with Element 14.

    Posted by StevePotts on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 Read full article: 'RISC OS Adjust ROMs special offer'   

    As reported on other RISC OS portals, RISC OS Ltd. have released a patch to the RISC OS 4.02 boot sequence that, fixes issues with use of the latest Toolbox modules. The patch also includes a fix for Select users who've had problems switching to and from Softloading of Select / RISC OS 4.


    From the comp.sys.acorn.announce newsgroup

    RISCOS Ltd

    Press Release 2nd September 2003

    RISCOS Ltd and Virtual Acorn have today signed an Agreement to allow for the distribution of RISC OS 4 ROM images with the Virtual Acorn range of Emulators.


    Castle Technology have put together an FAQ about their recent purchase our favourite OS RISC OS.

    In a nutshell,

    • RISCOS Ltd can still produce RO4 & Select

    • Castle want Select for RO5

    • Castle can grant new licences for RO (for new areas so as not to get the backs up of existing licencees)

    • Tematic deal with all the new embedded RO versions

    For the full low-down visit the FAQ

    Posted by MyRISCOS on Friday, July 18, 2003   

    Just spotted on our fellow RISC OS news sites (Iconbar and Drobe), Castle and Pace have done a deal, with Castle buying the rights to RISC OS and Pace will receive technical support for their existing products which use RISC OS.

    Full details of the deal can be found in the Castle Press release

    The impact of this move will no doubt have a major effect within the market....


    A long day in coming 5249 Reads gnu
    I for one hoped but never imagined it would actually happen!

    RISC OS Ltd have released some code into the open source community!

    The open sorce code in question is the front end to !Printers+ and secondly, although not open source still welcome, Pop-up Printers (developed for the Iyonix).

    Posted by MyRISCOS on Tuesday, June 03, 2003 Read full article: 'A long day in coming'   

    After many years now of the dominance that Uncle Bill has placed on the UK, especially since "New" Labour came to power, it finally looks like the powers that be (no doubt lead on by the goings on recently in Europe) have started to see sense.

    In a parlimentary answer Douglas Alexander (Home Office) said that they would be looking into the benefits of open source as opposed to propriatory (closed) applications (our mates at ElReg have more here)

    The interesting points for all of these are

    1. What will happen over GCHQ and the "oh look, let's entrust the security of the nation to a company who's idea of security at it's best is 'OE'"
    2. The reply given was that the best value for money would be the option of choice. Given the advances in OpenSource desktops and office products, can this be further doom and gloom for M$?
    3. More importantly, if RISC OS was to go open source, would it enable us to claw our way back in as not only being faster and more efficient than just about anything out there, it's a hell of a lot more stable and friendly to use than anything out there.


    WISHLUG cancellation 6561 Reads linux
    The Wigan and St. Helens Linux User Group (WISHLUG) meeting which was supposed to be this Saturday in Wigan has, unfortunately had to be cancelled until

    August 3rd 2002

    This is due to family illness.

    Posted by bluebottle on Wednesday, July 17, 2002   

    In the week where those lucky bods at the Wakefield RISC OS User Group managed to see the all sparkly Microdigital Omega first hand, that we get this in from RISCOS Ltd

    Select in now available for all Mico users. As special installer is available on the Select website and if you want the CD version, just ask!

    This is indeed excellent news, it also means that it's two down, one to go on getting the new version of everyones favourite operating system, RISC OS. Let's hope it arrives soon!

    Posted by bluebottle on Thursday, July 04, 2002   

    Interesting snippet on El Reg over the latest updated from M$.

    Basically, you download the latest updated to their Media Player and give them administrator rights to your machine for them to install software remotely with blow all notice as to when this will happen. The giving of the admin rights has been accepted by you by downloading the software.

    Note: How to improve your PC's security in one easy step. Remove Windows. Neither Microsoft nor MyRISCOS can be held to account for any damage to your machine by reading this article, though those dodgy images in C:/myfiles/hidden/bigbertha/ are quite nice ;-p
    Posted by bluebottle on Wednesday, July 03, 2002 Read full article: 'Give yourself to us....'   


    At long last, those pie loving folks of Wigan and St. Helens are to get their own, brand new, sparkly and fun Linux user group.

    The first meeting is now to be held at the Moon under the Water, Wigan town centre at 2pm on July 20th.

    All are welcome.

    Note: Changed due to the original venue not being very good, a pain to get to and the need for good beer ;-)

    A little gem on the RISCOS Ltd website has been brought to our attention via a very unlikely source - usenet!

    After a bit of digging, the following information has been found and it's nice.

    There are 3 offers up for grabs...

    Note: Thanks to Richard Walker for pointing this out

    The following has been on the BBC World service:

    On the BBC World Service, there has been a lot of coverage, within the last couple of hours, that the German Government has decided to replace all Microsoft-based software/hardware with Linux based software running on IBM machines. This solely for German government projects and admin.

    Sun must have known about this for a long while, if it true. It follows up on the Bavarian/Munich decision of a while back and should not be unexpected.

    Any choice for machines solely based on IBM hardware seems awfully restrictive. On the other hand, it gives Star Office and any OOo groupware a unique opportunity. Not to speak of Ximian's Evolution and similar utilities.

    So, Sun, comments? Is this Bill Gates's "Bend in the Road"?

    Note: News link from the BBC Website. MyRISCOS cannot be held to account for the information or links supplied by the news item held by the BBC. (c) retained by the BBC.

    VirtualAcorn will be exhibiting at the Wakefield Show on the 18th and 19th of May. At the show we will be launching version 1.20 of VirtualA5000.
    This is noticeably faster than previous versions and includes a number of improvements, including better keyboard handling, a new version of HostFS, improved disc build, higher screen resolutions, extended manuals and third party plug in support. In keeping with our current free upgrades policy existing customers will be able to get a FREE upgrade to version 1.20 from the VirtualAcorn website shortly.

    Customers with VirtualA5000 V 1.0 will need to upgrade to version 1.10 (also available on our website), before downloading the V 1.2 upgrades.


    According to the Select Website "Select CD's have started shipping and should reach everyone sometime in the next week"

    Note: As a thought, how long does it take post to get from Cardiff to (say) Edinburgh first class? Sometime next week doesn't sound right.
    Posted by pjwerdna on Wednesday, May 01, 2002 Read full article: 'Select CD's have started shipping!'   

    VirtualAcorn can now confirm that VirtualA5000 V 1.10 can read and write Packet CDs. Packet CD (also called UDF) allows CD writers to copy files using drag and drop file transfers, files can be renamed, deleted, or have their filetypes changed on a writable CD. This means that users can backup their VirtualA5000 hard disc directory to a CD whenever they need.

    Once a CD has been finalised using Windows it can also be read on a "real" RISC OS machine, and provided applications and files have been archived then all the filetypes will be preserved. Depending on the particular CD software provided on the PC it is also possible to write data to a CD on VirtualAcorn, then read the CD on a "real" RISC OS machine and then add further data to the CD using VirtualA5000. So far CD writing has only been tested using CeQuadrat PacketCD(tm) and Roxio DirectCD(tm). Full information on setting up a CD Writer is now on the VirtualAcorn Technical Support pages.

    And that's not all....


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