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What is your current RISC OS setup? (Alan Adams)

Posted by Mark Stephens on 13:01, 1/4/2020 | ,
 
My definitely not minimalist setup. The main monitor is connected via KVM to
4 computers - ARMX6, RPC, Windows2003 server, Windows 10 laptop. The ARMX6
and the laptop are the ones mostly used.
 
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What is the February RISC OS Iris browser release like?

Posted by Mark Stephens on 08:32, 31/3/2020 |
 
One of the most exciting developments (for me personally) on RISC OS in the last 12 months has been the prospect of a modern browser on the platform. RISC OS Developments has been co-ordinating the development of not one but two separate browser projects - Iris and OWB. These are ports of existing Browsers to run on RISC OS. Of the two, Iris is based on the more modern Browser release.
 
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What is your current RISC OS setup? (Ed Smale)

Posted by Mark Stephens on 08:16, 30/3/2020 | ,
 
I play for an amateur theatre company, and was getting ready to be the orchestra for Jekyll & Hyde the musical in May, but that's on hold now because of the pandemic.
 
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What is your current RISC OS setup? (Mark Stephens)

Posted by Mark Stephens on 09:30, 28/3/2020 | ,
 
If you are reading this article in UK (or most of the rest of the world currently), the chances are that you are in 'lockdown' at home. Millions of people have been hastily rearranging their homes so that they can try to carry on working from home as much as possible. So what does my setup look like?
 
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What are your RISC OS plans for 2020?

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:32, 3/1/2020 |
 
It seems incredible to find we are still using RISC OS into the 2020s! We are still seeing new and exciting software and hardware developments. My personal top 3 key developments at the moment are:-
 
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5 RISC OS gift ideas for your Christmas wishlist

Posted by Mark Stephens on 10:10, 14/12/2019 |
 
Christmas is almost here and you should be finishing off your wishlist. To help you, The Icon Bar has come with some RISC OS related suggestions.
 
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4 interesting RISC OS projects on Git

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:14, 26/11/2019 |
 
If you are are a developer, the chances are that you have heard of (or indeed use) Git. This is a version control system which allows many developers to work on the code and handles all the code merging, history, conflicts, etc. 
 
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What are you looking forward to at RISC OS London Show

Posted by Mark Stephens on 08:52, 14/10/2019 |
 
The big event of October (the RISC OS London Show in case of doubt) takes place next week. I was looking at the list of exhibitors, and there should be lots of exciting things to look at. This is my list to give you some ideas:-
 
 
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2 new Web browsers preview at SW Show

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RISC OS on youtube

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3 key dates for your diary in 2019

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RISC OS interview with Chris Williams

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10 RISC OS gift ideas for Christmas

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Retrospective thoughts on 12 months of Titanium ownership

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