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    Midlands show debrief 5836 Reads collaboration

    Having returned from the Midlands show, I thought I'd just put up a very short rundown of what I saw and did.  I didn't go prepared to write a report and didn't even take a camera, as I had rather a lot of other stuff with me upon arrival, although less upon leaving - I know that doesn't sound right, but it was for good reason.

    Posted by StevePotts on Saturday, December 01, 2007 Read full article: 'Midlands show debrief'   

    RISC OS DJ 5361 Reads applications
    On one of our fellow RISC OS portals over the weekend (Drobe), we've noticed an interesting article describing the use of RISC OS for entertaining the masses with music.

    Posted by StevePotts on Monday, November 24, 2003 Read full article: 'RISC OS DJ'   

    Congratulations WROCC 5772 Reads news
    Our congratulations go to the WROCC for their Wakefield show efforts and to the visitors to the show who helped raise over £1100 for charity at this year.

    Also, our thanks go to MicroDigital for providing the Creative Labs Inspire 5.1 speakers for the 2nd prize draw at the show - we won them and so now the office is nicely wired for sound, if only it had been draw three?!? :-S

    Posted by MyRISCOS on Monday, June 09, 2003   

    Following a dispute, first reported in the Register, domain names disappearred in a puff of virtual smoke yesterday!

    Thousands of domain owners have been left stranded with no cyber-prescence, including our communities most prominent website, Castle Technolgy Ltd.

    Castle were also recently in the news following intimations that they had used GPL open source code in RISC OS 5, which they denied by releasing a statement.

    Note: An update from the Register is available, essentially, the Columbian judge ruled in favour of the University - so domains are not likely to return! An appeal is in the offing.
    Posted by MyRISCOS on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 Read full article: 'Virtual drawbridge raised on Castle'   

    Steve Potts of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club has been a busy snapper.

    If you fancy having a look at the baby from Castle, a click to the link above will show all.

    He does say also that more pictures are available from his website - so mosey on over and see what folks are foaming at the mouth to get their grubby mits on!

    Posted by bluebottle on Saturday, November 16, 2002   


    I've posted a few snaps from the South East Show.

    The show was pretty crushy so I didn't really get any great opportunities to have clear shots. Hopefully these will be of some interest though.

    Show Pics

    And a quick summary of the show...

    Posted by StevePotts on Monday, November 04, 2002 Read full article: 'Quick Summary of the South East Show'   

    Steve Potts, the man who arranged the meeting at Wakefield for one of the first demonstrations of the Microdigital Omega, has been kind enough to post a few pictures up on his website.

    According to Steve, "an interesting night was had by all with plenty of questions and answers and best of all, seeing the Omega in action"

    Note: Read more for details of new photos! (5/7/2002)

    This just in from Nathan at VOTI - and it isn't pleasant.

    The majority of RISC OS gamers know that VOTI have not done any development recently and many of you know that I have ceased all in-house software development due to personal differences with RISC OS' lead companies.

    This is an official statement to inform you that VOTI is now officially closed and will not be developing software. The reasons for this are two-fold:

    • Owain (main programmer) now has a job with a software firm and like Paul Thomson he does not want to write software around the clock.
    • Owain and the rest of us feel that the market will not recover from it's current situation and our enthusiasm has gone due to the "head factions" in the RISC OS world.

    What about our software? Our software will remain under the conditions of each respective program original documentation.

    EMD and all other projects (bar one, see below) are cancelled and we will not be releasing the code to the public domain for the forseeable future.

    As mentioned above there is still one project being worked on, the reason for this is that it is set for a commercial release so we are being paid. Like Krisalis software many years ago they left the market after releasing the brilliant Alone In The Dark, VOTI will leave with a bang. I cannot and will not mention any details about the project but it is big and if/when finished will show what a real game is like.

    The VOTI site is now used for my own little hobby but has Java Foul Egg and a small amount of information relating to the RISC OS scene.

    The remaining members are currently taking stock of the situation and may reappear under a different banner just to keep a group spirit.

    Thanks to our supporters, we have had an enjoyable time over the years and made a good number of friends. It is time to close the VOTI era so once again thank you all from Owain, Nathan, Lee, Andrew and Gordon.

    See you around.

    Nathan - Former Team Leader of Visions Of The Impossible.

    Posted by bluebottle on Thursday, May 16, 2002   

    Cerilica is pleased to learn that its premier package, and one of RISC OS' most advanced and modern packages, has been confirmed to run on a Microdigital Omega system!

    Cerilica recently submitted its application upon request to Microdigital, developers of the new RISC OS hardware, for initial testing. Cerilica was proudly told of the success of the test and shown proof shortly after the event where the technically complex software package ran 'out of the box'.

    Details of the Omega have been released by Microdigital but to confirm, Vantage was running on a new-design 300MHz StrongARM hardware system with high resolution and deep colour depth screen mode as well as contemporary levels of memory bandwidth. Even though we understand Microdigital are currently in the process of writing all final device drivers and are fine-tuning the system, Vantage was capable of operating fully rendering some of the most complex new demonstration files that can be found at: Cerilica's preview area

    Posted by bluebottle on Wednesday, May 15, 2002   

    Several of us from the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) made the long journey to the South West show yesterday, and were pleased to see that it seemed to be a big success.

    Although the show quietened down quite dramatically from about 2:30pm onwards, earlier in the day it had been quite busy. Many exhibitors said that attendance seemed similar to the previous year, with some saying that sales had been better - so much for the doom and gloom merchants.

    Items of interest included:

    Posted by dgs on Sunday, March 03, 2002 Read full article: 'Successful RISC OS South West Show!'   

    RISC OS gets embedded 5427 Reads news
    RISCOS Ltd have announced that RISC OS is to get the embedded treatement and that work is well underway for ARM7500 and SA1100 chipsets.

    The first machine to have this technology on board is being developed by Castle for their Neuron product.

    Posted by Paul F. Johnson on Saturday, February 09, 2002 Read full article: 'RISC OS gets embedded'   

    A summary report of this year's BETT Show is now on line on Included are numerous photos of Cumana's Slym and RiscStation's Portable.

    Posted by harmsy on Monday, January 14, 2002   

    There's a new starter article in the Sections about experiences of Online Banking with RISC OS.

    Please post your experiences to help develop updates to the article.

    Posted by MyRISCOS on Thursday, December 27, 2001 Read full article: 'Online Banking Services and RISC OS'   

    Here are the results of my little "What is your screen resolution and bitdepth whilst browsing" poll. This poll was specifically targeted at people using/interested in RISC OS, although they would not necessarily have to be using a RISC OS machine to do their browsing with. In short, the results should somewhat reflect the screen settings of people who are the target audience of RISC OS related websites.

    The results of this little poll have helped me in making some decisions about the new design for our website and I post these results here in the hope that they may be useful to others as well.

    Posted by pervect on Monday, September 17, 2001 Read full article: 'Browsing resolution+bitdepth poll-result'   


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