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    The Zaurus SL-5500 5231 Reads hardware
    Not really RISC OS, but...

    On ZDnet there's a bit of Info about this at LinuxWorld.

    A colour screen, a 206MHz Intel StrongARM processor, a tiny pull-out keyboard, rechargeable batteries, CompactFlash and Secure Digital expansion slots, and 64MB of memory

    I wonder if it would run RISC OS? Oh! Wait! That's RON isn't it!

    Posted by pjwerdna on Friday, February 01, 2002 Read full article: 'The Zaurus SL-5500'   

    For those of you that were waiting ...

    Dear RISC OS Select User,

    The first Kinetic enabled version of the first Select ROM image is now available for download from the Web Site. This version is also suitable for standard Risc PC and A7000 users and contains all the latest updates and fixes.

    Don't all rush at once!

    Posted by pjwerdna on Wednesday, January 30, 2002   

    Cerilica is proud to announce that its brand-new software product Insignia has been officially released and is now in stock.

    Posted by bluebottle on Thursday, January 24, 2002 Read full article: 'Cerilica Insignia is here!'   

    The Wakefield RISCOS Computer Club are pleased to announce that Chris Morison, author of the excellent desktop organiser program "Organizer" for RISC OS, will be our guest speaker for February.

    Meetings are held at the West Yorkshire Sports & Social Club, Sandal in Wakefield. The venue has free parking and visitors are welcome (for a minimal fee). Meetings start at around 7:45pm.

    For more information about the club, or how to get to the venue, visit the Club website.

    Posted by stevepotts on Thursday, January 24, 2002   

    In the fifth year of their presence at the HobbyTronic in Dortmund, Germany the Arche - Acorn User Club e. V. will be there for the first time having their own stand [14 x 6 = 84 m√ā¬≤].
    The enthusiasts are going to represent the RISC OS scene and will show the latest news to interested visitors.



    The Wakefield Acorn Computer Group has recently changed its name to "Wakefield RISCOS Computer Club". After a debate at the AGM in January, the members voted to change the name to reflect the new era of our faviourite computer platform.

    Posted by StevePotts on Saturday, January 19, 2002 Read full article: 'Wakefield Group change their name'   

    The Wakefield Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday 18th and 19th of May 2002. Opening times will be 10:30-17:30 and 10:30-16:00 on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

    Please note it in your diaries now!

    This announcement has been delayed partly due to several organisers' work committments and the recent sad loss of Mike Wilson who was our publicity officer. Companies or shareware authors interested in taking space at the show should now contact the address below.

    Posted by MyRISCOS on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 Read full article: 'Wakefield 2002 - The Acorn RISC OS Show'   

    From CSA.Announce:

    The Acorn version of DA's Picture from Digital Arts is now officially declared 'Freeware'. The program was released in 1994. It is an 24 Bit image processor and will work on RISC OS 3.5 or higher (it has been tested with RISC OS 4.24 and StrongARM processor). The program is released as it is - there will be no further development.

    Posted by MyRISCOS on Monday, January 14, 2002 Read full article: 'DA's Picture now freeware'   

    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   


    Please note: New EU Directive 456179

    In order to meet the conditions for joining the Single European currency, all citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland must be made aware that the phrase "Spending a penny" is not to be used after 31st December 2001. From this date, the correct terminology will be: "Euronating".

    Thank you for your attention.

    Note: (I think this is taking the Euros ;-p - mod.)
    Posted by snoopy on Saturday, January 12, 2002   

    ICQ Update planned 4995 Reads collaboration
    From CSA.Announce:

    Maybe some people haven't noticed, but AcornICQ doesn't function well anymore. ICQ has been taken over by AOL and now they have changed the protocol drasticly. They don't support the old protocols fully. It's only possble to login and to send messages. All other functions won't work.

    So we (aICQ developers) have decided to recreate aICQ from scratch...

    Posted by MyRISCOS on Friday, January 11, 2002 Read full article: 'ICQ Update planned'   

    In this bulletin:
  • January meeting details
  • RiscStation portable news & February meeting news

    The next meeting of the Manchester Acorn User Group will be:

    Jeremy Coates (Co-Comp Ltd), demonstrating:
  • R-Comp's Messenger Pro Server Suite (advanced beta)
  • Cerilica's Insignia (release version)

    6:45pm for 7:30pm, Wednesday 16th January 2002

    Trafford Metrovick Rugby & Cricket Club
    Finnybank Road
    M33 6LR


    Again from the Viewfinder mailing list...

    Existing Viewfinder users can now upgrade to an ATI XPert 2000 Pro AGP card.

    Posted by Wookie on Tuesday, January 08, 2002 Read full article: 'Improved Viewfinder is Here!'   

    For all those people eagerly awaiting the new Riscstation portable, it appears that there is not long to wait now. February is believed to be the time of release for a limited number of machines initially.

    Riscstation have recently updated their website (after a very long period of inactivity).

    Let's hope that this announcement is echoed at BETT this week and the the education market is given a chance to run RISC OS, out and about once more.

    Posted by stevepotts on Monday, January 07, 2002   

    New site features 4462 Reads worldwideweb
    In case you've missed them, there are three new features available from the Main Menu

  • Monthly News Archives - which give listings of all the news items posted on My RISC OS by month
  • Full News List - which you've guessed it - lists all the news items posted
  • and finally Site Feedback - let us know what you think!

    More soon!

    Posted by MyRISCOS on Monday, January 07, 2002   

    There are less than two months to the eagerly-anticipated RISC OS Southwest Show! An annual event taking place at the Webbington Hotel, Loxton.

    A list of exhibitors is expected to be published on the site shortly. Perhaps this show will be the one where we get to see a working RiscStation laptop - and maybe we'll be able to buy one! Perhaps this show will be the one where we get to see a working Microdigital Omega - and maybe we'll be able to buy one!

    Posted by harmsy on Saturday, January 05, 2002 Read full article: 'RISC OS South West Show'   

    Virtual Acorn is the new brand name for commercial versions of the exceptionally popular Red Squirrel Acorn emulator.

    For more information go direct to the VirtualAcorn site

    Posted by stevepotts on Friday, January 04, 2002   

    Check this out:

    It says that apparently RISC OS still has a loyal following, it sure does.

    Also in case anyone doesn't know by now, Artex have announced that pre-orders for TEK are now being taken.

    Happy New Year to all.

    Note: The BBC have kindly added a link back to My RISC OS whilst they were correcting a spelling mistake that we pointed out - Cheers :)
    Posted by Simon on Tuesday, January 01, 2002   

    In a bold move (as first spotted by /.) the Office of the e-Envoy (OeE) have released a policy on Open Source Software (OSS) usage within Government!

    There is currently a consultation document that is quite aware of the issues involved.

    Note: Definition of Open Source Software or preferably visit the UK Mirror of the same document
    Posted by MyRISCOS on Tuesday, January 01, 2002 Read full article: 'Open Source for UK Government?'   

    A new shoutcast player has been released, with source, at It should work on any RISC OS 3.5 or greater machine which AMPlayer works on. This is much more efficient than any previously available version.

    Download now, and enjoy. go to for lists of shoutcast server.

    Make suggestions and bug reports to me, John Duffell (York address).

    Posted by john on Monday, December 31, 2001   

    Since we upgraded a couple of weeks back, the multi-lingual features of the site were temporarily disabled.

    We're now back running multi-lingually so far with the following languages:

  • English (default)
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German


    Themes Updated 4202 Reads miscellaneous
    There's a new theme out for My RISC OS - MyRISCOS2 with a funky new top banner.

    Also fixed some CSS oddities in both MyRISCOS1 and MyRISCOS2 so they work better with Oregano.

    Wondering what I'm on about? Login and then click on 'My Account' in the main menu, then click on the 'Change Theme' link.


    Posted by MyRISCOS on Thursday, December 27, 2001   

    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'   

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