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The Icon Bar: News and features: Pocket RISC OS Released
 

Pocket RISC OS Released

Posted by Andrew Duffell on 10:53, 13/5/2004 | , , ,
 
Stuart Tyrrell Developments has announced the release of Pocket RISC OS at the Wakefield Show.
"Whilst every user knows of the benefit of the RISC OS operating system, most noteably its ROM-able nature and compact efficient coding, which facilitates fast machine startup time" commented Stuart, "the size of machines which currently run RISC OS does not make it easy to carry around a simple demonstration of exactly what makes RISC OS so special."
STD are releasing pocket RISC OS at a price that is sure to meet the budgets of all users, and is a limited offer only avaialble at the Wakefield Show.
Each Pocket RISC OS unit uses a RISC OS 3.11 ROM, "hand crafted into a useful keyring". Every unit also comes with "certification of its genuine RISC OS pedigree."
All users who purchase anything from STD at the show will recieve a copy of Pocket RISC OS.

Link: Stuart Tyrrell Developments
 

  Pocket RISC OS Released
  john (11:08 13/5/2004)
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      rich (11:36 13/5/2004)
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          rich (12:31 13/5/2004)
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                rich (14:44 13/5/2004)
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John D Message #92944, posted by john at 11:08, 13/5/2004
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I'm impressed that on my birthday, between drobe and iconbar there were 8 news articles! Good birthday present.

Well actually my birthday present to myself was the best - a 20 inch TFT monitor :)

To be on topic, does that mean that anyone with Pocket RISC OS is then licenced to use the emulators for RISC OS 3.1?

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Richard Goodwin Message #92945, posted by rich at 11:19, 13/5/2004, in reply to message #92944
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No. Having legit ROMs doesn't give you a right to use the images from those ROMs. I asked about this, because it's slightly annoying that I have about 20 Acorn or RISC OS machines, only one or two of which can be used at the same time, and yet if I use Red Squirrel etc. I've not paid to use the OS to the satisfaction of the current copyright owners.
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Peter Howkins Message #92946, posted by flibble at 11:24, 13/5/2004, in reply to message #92945
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rich: my advice is 'fuckem', you've signed no agreement with the current copyright holder, the roms that you own are yours to do with as you see fit. In the same way STD is allowed to make keyrings of them, you can take images off them. And in the comfort of your own home how would Castle/ROL/Pace/Acorn/UnitedDaires know ?
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Richard Goodwin Message #92947, posted by rich at 11:36, 13/5/2004, in reply to message #92946
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Well, that may or may not be what I do on the rare occasions that I have a PC laptop but no access to my RISC OS machines, and can't bare to use PC software.

But the difference between me and Stu (amongst the many!) is that he's using actual ROMs, mine are technically duplications. The problem I have with this is that I have an unusable A7000 (no hard drive, memory etc.), but no way of transfering the license for the OS in it to a more usable machine.

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Phil Mellor Message #92948, posted by monkeyson2 at 12:16, 13/5/2004, in reply to message #92947
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What we need to do is turn these ROM key rings into some sort of USB butt plug. :)
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Richard Goodwin Message #92949, posted by rich at 12:31, 13/5/2004, in reply to message #92948
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You know where you can stick that! :)
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Lewis Westbury Message #92950, posted by midnightTrooper at 14:19, 13/5/2004, in reply to message #92949
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I'm so confused. It's a ROS3.11 ROM that's been battered into the shape of a keyring?
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Jeffrey Lee Message #92951, posted by Phlamethrower at 14:21, 13/5/2004, in reply to message #92950
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midnightTrooper: Same here. The question is, why? Who on earth would want one? What possible use would could they have, apart from holding your keys?
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Richard Goodwin Message #92952, posted by rich at 14:44, 13/5/2004, in reply to message #92951
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Each Pocket RISC OS unit uses a RISC OS 3.11 ROM, "hand crafted into a useful keyring"
Why the confusion?

As to why, well, why not? I saw a lot of geeks at shows that used to pin their ARM2 to their lapels to show off that they'd upgraded to an ARM3. Bastards.

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Phil Mellor Message #92953, posted by monkeyson2 at 14:54, 13/5/2004, in reply to message #92952
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I want one.
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Ian Hawkins (g0tai) Message #92954, posted by g0tai at 15:55, 13/5/2004, in reply to message #92953
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Hope he hasn't drilled throught the chip - if he's anywhere near the core then you run the risk of coming into contact with quite nasty compounds. (even for PROMS).
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