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    As promised in the press release of 30th April by RISCOS Ltd. Select4 CDs have been posted out and the first arrivals greeted people as they got home from work on 2nd May.

    We've been able to get a picture of the CD uploaded to prove they are in circulation and here's a copy. More subscribers should receive their discs during Thursday 3rd of May all being well.

    Posted by StevePotts on Thursday, May 03, 2007   

    RISC OS 6 Released 4545 Reads riscosselect

    Last evening, on 30th April, RISCOS Ltd released RISC OS SIX, confirming that CDs were in the post to subscribers. Available only as part of the Select scheme, RISC OS 6.06 is also badged as Select 4i2, following the previous Preview release in November 2006.

    Posted by StevePotts on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 Read full article: 'RISC OS 6 Released'   

    During a recent newsgroup discussion on comp.sys.acorn.apps entitled "Future of Risc OS" (sic), Theo Markettos suggested that people would probably already have information that they could share with the community via the WIKI which lives at and he posted a couple of links to the discussion.


    Bloody Battlegrounds 8030 Reads funandhumour
    Blasts of the Xtreme have now released their second commercial map pack for Heroes of Might and Magic 2.

    This new pack has been released just in time for the SouthWest Show at the Webbington Hotel in Loxton, where you will be able to purchase directly from Blasts of the Xtreme.

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Friday, February 23, 2007 Read full article: 'Bloody Battlegrounds'   

    !NoButton 2.1 6332 Reads applications
    Jochen Lueg has updated !NoButton to version 2.1 and is available from his website:

    !NoButton is a frontend for various printers to enable functions like nozzle cleaning and nozzle test to be carried out from the computer.

    It can be used from the Iyonix and this new version displays the currently selected printer on the icon bar.

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Friday, February 23, 2007   

    Yes! At last. The Wakefield RISCOS Computer Club is pleased to be able to announce that we will be holding another show this year.

    Posted by StevePotts on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Read full article: 'Wakefield Show - 19th May 2007'   

    It's nearly that time of year again when we are treated to a RISC OS Show in the South West of England. John Stonier, supported by the Bristol Acorn Risc User Group and Wessex ARM User Groups, have again organised a show at the now familiar venue of the The Webbington Hotel in Loxton.


    Peter Naulls from the Unix Porting Project has ported the open source email client, Thunderbird to RISC OS, this is a demonstration version and is not yet fully functional.

    You must own a A9Home or Iyonix (Virtual RiscPC?) machine in order for this to work,

    RiscPC,RISCStation etc. machines will not run Thunderbird at this early stage in development.

    To download, visit:

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Sunday, February 04, 2007   

    We noticed this afternoon, shortly after lunch, that the Drobe web portal appears to have lost many recent articles going back from the present to 3rd of December 2006 (the most recent article up there at the time of writing).

    Maybe they've had a hardware or disc crash and had to restore from an older backup. Hopefully this is just a temporary set back and that normal service will be resumed as soon as possible. All the best guys.

    It would be a shame to have lost all that pointless, wild, and uninformed speculation in the forums about the possible (or not) release of RISC OS source code and legal issues surrounding it, posted by so many people who just don't have a clue. :-)

    Posted by StevePotts on Monday, January 22, 2007   

    Chuckle 5506 Reads funandhumour
    Message from Sion Cleaver of Blasts of the Xtreme "We are very proud to announce the release of our first RISC OS demo, !Chuckle."

    Chuckle is a rather simple demo where an alien presence hacks in to FBI computers and threatens to destroy the earth due to missiels being launched by accident at their home planet.

    Chuckle can be downloaded from the downloads section of our site:

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Monday, January 22, 2007   

    Mesage from Sion Cleaver of Blasts of the Xtreme "We are pleased to announce the release of version 1.10 of Era of the Phoenix.

    In this new version, an extra map is added due to there being two copies of the same map. Thanks to Toopah for sorting that out!

    All copies of Era of the Phoenix sold after this date will contain version 1.10 or better.

    Everyone in our database of users will receive the update via e-mail very soon."

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Sunday, January 07, 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   

    Private Eye 2.00 6306 Reads applications
    David Thomas has updated his application named Private Eye to version 2.00. PrivateEye is a viewer for Sprites, DrawFiles, JPEGs, ArtWorks, GIFs and PNGs.

    This new version includes Tinct support, step forward/back through files in the same directory plus lots more!
    You can download this new version from Dave's website:

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Wednesday, January 03, 2007   

    Message from Sion Cleaver of Blasts of the Xtreme:

    "Version 1.01 of Era of the Phoenix is being sent out to users via e-mail or post. So, if you own a legal copy of Era of the Phoenix, check your inbox!"

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Sunday, December 31, 2006 Read full article: 'Era of the Phoenix 1.01'   

    Adrian Lees ceased development of Cino many months ago as the current hardware did not allow Cino to run at a good enough speed.

    So, instead of letting Cino gather dust on his hard disc, he has freely released it on his website. It is far from ready but it's the closest we're going to get for a RISC OS DVD player for quite a while!

    You can download it from:

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Sunday, December 31, 2006   

    Linux is almost dead? 8026 Reads linux
    Over on OS News, there is an interesting article by Russian intellectual property and insurance lawyer, Dmitrij D. Czarkoff, about how the current direction of Linux is ultimately doomed.

    Posted by StevePotts on Thursday, December 07, 2006 Read full article: 'Linux is almost dead?'   

    Message from Sion Cleaver of Blasts of the Xtreme:

    "Just in time for Christmas ;) We are pleased to announce the availabilty of our first product, Era of the Phoenix.

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 Read full article: 'Era of the Phoenix available!'   

    Since it's official release on Friday evening, news of RISC OS SIX Preview has been posted on

    Note: Since publishing this article, RISC OS has had another bit of publicity on OSNews (in the form of a review of the A9Home), again with interested parties from outside the RISC OS community commenting positively.

    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'   

    This coming Saturday is the ARM Club's Midlands Show. Held at a new venue this year, the show is a one day event from 10am to 4pm.

    Posted by cobalt on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 Read full article: 'ARM Club Midlands Show - 25th November 2005'   

    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.


    The MyRISC OS Forum is once again working so users can chat about all things RISC OS! Simply click on 'Forum' on the sidebar to enter!

    Go on, you know you want to!

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Monday, November 13, 2006   

    LaBella 6.10 10142 Reads applications
    Ray Favre has updated !LaBella with some features and bug fixes that were recommended to him by various show attenders, you can download it for free from Ray's website:

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Monday, November 13, 2006 Read full article: 'LaBella 6.10'   

    John Cartmell has announced that Issue 278 of Qercus will be with readers soon.

    "Again we have crammed tons of good RISC OS stuff into another extended issue." John says.

    Posted by cobalt on Monday, November 13, 2006 Read full article: 'Qercus 278 - Imminent (November 2006)'   

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