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    After a period of confusion Paul Middleton, managing director of RISCOS Ltd, has stated categorically that VirtualAcorn is not "a legally licensed product"

    Note: While MyRISCOS may carry this story, it may not reflect the views of either MyRISCOS or the moderator of this article. There is a certain degree of confusion over VA having a licenced copy of OS 3.11 (from Pace) or having an agreement with Pace for 3.11 (this amounts to the same, but doesn't cost as much)
    Posted by anon on Monday, February 04, 2002 Read full article: 'RISCOS Ltd say VirtualAcorn not legal'   

    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'   

    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   

    Forum discussions 3810 Reads news
    Just a quick note to say the forums are back - not perfect yet but working.

    Note: Just thought I'd point out, the new forum code allows you to subscribe to each forum to receive emails - so as soon as a new post is made, you will get an email of the forum post, with a link back to that forum topic so that you can quickly reply. :)
    Posted by MyRISCOS on Friday, December 21, 2001   

    Another sad loss 3792 Reads news
    Bob Pollard, author of the internationally renowned TechWriter and EasiWriter range of software and chief programmer at Icon Technology,has recently passed away after a long illness.
    He will be sadly missed
    Bob leaves a widow, Reena
    All of us here at pass on our deepest condolences at this sad time.

    Posted by bluebottle on Wednesday, December 12, 2001   

    RiscStation Ltd have announced today that their new software support email address has gone live.

    This address is for software upgrades, bug reports or problems regarding any of the software supplied with the RiscStation range of machines. Please do not use this email address for sales enquiries or hardware problems!

    email :

    Posted by bluebottle on Wednesday, December 12, 2001   

    Acorn User has decided to drop the regular issuing of its front cover CD which was due out this month (October Issue).
    Seemingly we've all to download the 100's of Megabytes of programs, etc. off their web site.
    Or as Acorn User calls it 'An exciting new scheme'. Exciting for whom?


    Note: There is a reader poll attached to this article.

    David Pilling, the man behind SparkFS, Twain and OvationPro has released a pile of updated software for his products.

    Software updated (new version bracketed)

    • Ovation Pro (2.66)

    • CrossStar (2.11)

    • Snapper (1.06)

    • ImageMaster (1.15)

    • Freshen (1.06)

    All except Freshen & OvPro are available at

    Freshen can be found at with the OvationPro upgrade being directly available here

    Also available....

    OvationPro Script Language Reference Manual

    A manual version of the Script document on the OvPro CD. A5 sized, wire bound and costs a fiver (includes p&p)

    Epson scanner drivers

    Support is now available for the Perfection range. To obtain this, send back your original Epson TWAIN disc.

    Posted by bluebottle on Monday, September 10, 2001   

    The September MAUG (Manchester Acorn User Group) meeting is on Wednesday 19th September and will include

    1. an introduction to the new OS by John Cartmell who has written the articles about RISC OS 4+ for My RISC OS, and

    2. an update to the My RISC OS portal (and its phenomenal success !) by Jeremy Coates.

    As usual the meeting will start at about 7.30pm but members will be at the Metrovick Rugby Club venue from about 6.30pm

    There are no membership fees for MAUG

    for map to venue and other details

    Note: Important update: The above meeting has a revised speaker list: Paul Middleton MD of RISC OS Ltd will be in attendance, showing off RISC OS Select (4+) himself.
    Posted by jc on Friday, September 07, 2001   

    RISCOS Ltd have released more information on Select, a newer version of !Printers (1.64a - with a cryptic message saying the fully featured version is on Select - does this mean those who don't want Select have to put up with a crippled version?)and more info for programmers about Select.

    With more and more info being released on Select, the list is now looking good, except for a few points - it's still a large number of bug fixes and doesn't provide any sign of where it is leading to! Without the knowledge of where we will get with Select, combined with the current feeling of developers towards ROS Ltd, it will remain to be seen if it will do much to stimulate large scale developments.

    Brilliant - except for one thing, the website is hideously broken (the front page links lead to nowhere!) so it may take a while to find what you're looking for.

    (This was written at 17:20 [27/8/01] - it may have changed)

    In related noises, support for 3.7 is no more. No real suprise there as ROS Ltd don't have access to the sources for 3.7!

    While this is good in two ways (forcing people to get up to date OS and machines, removal of legacy) it is also bad (people don't want to upgrade or rely on legacy). With companies long since left the platform for updating the legacy code, this seems self defeating....

    Posted by bluebottle on Monday, August 27, 2001   

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