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Early August Update

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 10:38, 4/8/2006 | , , , , , , ,
 
Apart from my Dad adding another year to the tally, here's a rundown of what's happenin' this weekend: "RISC OS Now" magazine launching; R-Comp's new RISCube MINI; some quickies.
 
RISC OS Now
Louie Smith is launching a new magazine (in the preferred dead tree format), with the dual aims of appealing to the existing user/programmer base and attracting new blood.
 
To this end, contributers are sought, and cash money may be on offer:
I'm looking for anyone able to write articles and reviews aimed at experts and beginners alike. I am interested in articles about existing software and new releases. Also, if anyone is interested in writing a regular column please contact me.
Expected to cost 4.20 per issue, or 29.95 for the annual subscription, this may or may not hit a WH Smiths near you soon. It'd be nice to see something hit the shelves again to fill the AU-shaped hole, if Smiths can be persuaded.
 
Source: Usenet posting
 
RiscubeRISCube MINI
The specs seem a little fluid at the mo, but R-Comp are about to release a "stunning new computer" that's "the size of a medium-sized hardback book - it'll even fit into a briefcase."
 
A dual core, 512MB, 80GB HDD, CD writing, card reading, DVI/VGA/TV outputting and wired/wireless networking model is the base, with Windows XP Home and RISC OS 4 or Adjust; but cheaper (single core) or beefier (e.g. 1GB/200GB/DVD writer/XP Pro) models will be available.
 
Price inc. VAT is expected to be around 999 of your earth pounds, more info at the RISCube website.
 
Source: press release
 
Quickies
 
  Early August Update
  blasts of the xtre (05:59 8/8/2006)
  fwibbler (18:14 8/8/2006)
    ad (20:31 8/8/2006)
      rich (08:20 9/8/2006)
        David Bradforth (10:59 19/8/2006)
          blasts of the xtre (09:43 20/8/2006)
            David Bradforth (17:47 20/8/2006)
              instantiator (19:15 5/10/2006)
                blasts of the xtre (19:29 27/10/2006)
 
Sion Message #94226, posted by blasts of the xtre at 05:59, 8/8/2006
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Do all of these updates mean that TIB will get regulary updated from now on?
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fwibbler Message #94227, posted by fwibbler at 18:14, 8/8/2006, in reply to message #94226
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There's not actually a great deal of news in the RISC OS fan club now.
This probably reflects the level of interest.
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Andrew Duffell Message #94228, posted by ad at 20:31, 8/8/2006, in reply to message #94227

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There's not actually a great deal of people in the RISC OS fan club now.
This probably reflects the level of news.
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Richard Goodwin Message #94229, posted by rich at 08:20, 9/8/2006, in reply to message #94228
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Plus, it's summer. Nothing ever happens in summer.
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David Bradforth Message #94230, posted by David Bradforth at 10:59, 19/8/2006, in reply to message #94229
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Doesn't take convincing to get a magazine into WH Smiths - it takes cash. There is a charge for taking shelf space if you wish your magazine to hit the independant newsagents as well. WH Smith exclusives - that's a different story, but you'd need some impressive sales statistics to justify it.
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Sion Message #94231, posted by blasts of the xtre at 09:43, 20/8/2006, in reply to message #94230
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Do you need much money? because I doubt Louie has lots of cash for this project.
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David Bradforth Message #94232, posted by David Bradforth at 17:47, 20/8/2006, in reply to message #94231
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It's not a cheap venture.
Trust me.. i'm an Editor.
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Lewis Westbury Message #94233, posted by instantiator at 19:15, 5/10/2006, in reply to message #94232
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How about a general purpose hobbyist-programmer magazine? With a ROS section?
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Sion Message #94234, posted by blasts of the xtre at 19:29, 27/10/2006, in reply to message #94233
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yeah, that can be done.
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