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RISC OS London Show 2016

Posted by Jeffrey Lee on 21:10, 19/10/2016 | , ,
 
This year's London Show is due to take place on Saturday the 29th of October, at the usual location of the St. Giles Hotel in Feltham. The show runs from 11 AM to 5 PM, with tickets being £5 at the door (and under-16's free). Exhibitors this year are set to include:The theatre schedule is yet to be finalised, but presentations are expected to include CJEInfo, R-CompInfo, ROOL, Sine Nomine Software, and newcomer Ident Computer who are showing off their BBC Micro inspired Raspberry Pi keyboard/case (although if BBC Micro keyboard nostalgia is your thing, there's only really one winner).
 
For up-to-the-minute show news, remember to check out the show website.
 
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Mysterious new product to be announced at London Show the day before London show

Posted by Jeffrey Lee on 20:30, 23/10/2015 | , , ,
 
In a surprise announcement, ROOL have revealed the existence of "Titanium", a new RISC OS machine based around a dual-core Cortex-A15 SoC. No - it's not CJE's dual-core Cortex A15 IGEPv5 machine - it's an entirely new board design produced by Elesar Limited, and utilising TI's 1.5GHz AM5728 (a cousin of the also-1.5GHz TI OMAP5 used in the IGEPv5). And unlike the IGEPv5 or the Wandboard (as used in R-Comp's ARMX6), which are technically meant to be for embedded or developer/prototyping markets, the Titanium board seems to be aimed squarely at the desktop PC and server markets - it utilises the standard ATX form factor and power connector, has dual DVI video output, dual gigabit Ethernet, four SATA ports, eight USB 2 ports, and even two PCI-E slots.
 
It's unclear exactly how much of the hardware is currently working under RISC OS, apart from SATA, which is called out as using a new version of ADFS developed by Piccolo Systems (previously known for the RISC OS 5 SDFS driver and related disc management utilities). However with the machine launch expected to be only a few weeks away, and with pre-production units being on display at the London Show tomorrow, expect to see much more information about the new machine appear over the next few days.
 
The Titanium board is available to pre-order now through Elesar's website (with choice of RISC OS or Linux as the OS) - however that will only get your the bare board. Users are encouraged to wait for news from CJE and R-Comp, who are both on board with the project (if you pardon my pun) and will be announcing their own plans for fully cased consumer units within the near future (quite possibly at the London Show tomorrow).
 
Also, have we mentioned that it's the London Show tomorrow?
 
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ROUGOL & London Show news

Posted by Jeffrey Lee on 19:15, 13/9/2015 | , , ,
 
Bryan Hogan of ROUGOL has got in touch to let us know the details of some upcoming events.

RISC OS Open at this month's ROUGOL meeting - Monday 21st September

First up is news that Rob Sprowson will at this month's ROUGOL meeting, talking about all the things that ROOL have been up to recently, and some of their plans for the future. The meeting is due to start at 7:45 PM at the groups usual hangout of the Blue Eyed Maid pub in London SE1. Admittance is free.
 
For more details of the event and venue, make sure to check out the ROUGOL website.

RISC OS London Show 2015 - Saturday 24th October

The second bit of news is that this years London Show is due to take place on the 24th of October, at the usual location of the St. Giles Hotel in Feltham. The show runs from 11 AM to 5 PM, with tickets being £5 at the door (and under-16's free). Details of the theatre presentations are yet to be announced, but so far there are 25 exhibitors confirmed as taking part, and the list is still growing. Highlights this year are likely to be:

Remember to check the show website for all the latest details.
 
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RISC OS London Show 2014 [Updated]

Posted by Bryan Hogan on 08:40, 4/10/2014 | , ,
 
***** STOP PRESS *****
 
With just two weeks to go ROUGOL have heard that a major new product that has been in development for a year will be announced at the show.
 
However we are not allowed to say what it is yet! So get yourself along to the show and don't miss out on the chance to be one of the first to see this exciting development in action smile
 
**********************
 
This year’s RISC OS London Show is on Saturday 25th October, open 11am-5pm, at its usual venue of the St Giles Hotel, Feltham, TW14 9AD. Entrance is £5 with under 16s free.
 
http://www.riscoslondonshow.co.uk/
 
The exhibitors list is still growing, but already has lots of regulars and new faces.
 
http://www.riscoslondonshow.co.uk/exhibitors.php
 
We'll have on display the biggest ever RISC OS desktop with a 3840x2160 resolution on a 40inch ultra-hidef 4K TV.
 
Also a first chance to see an early port of RISC OS running on the ARM Cortex-A15 based IGEPv5 board.
 
Plus for retro fans, there will be some new Beeb games to play smile
 
Then there are the usual suspects:
  • ROOL with RISC OS 5 running on a variety of hardware, including the new Raspberry Pi B+
  • RComp with the ARMini and ARMiniX, plus the latest updates to their software collection
  • CJEInfo with the PandaRO and RaspberryRO, along with an extensive set of accessories
  • Archive and Drag n Drop have new issues for your reading pleasure
  • RiscDJ and 3rd Event will be tickling your ears
  • Riscy Robots will have a Pi controlled model railway
There will also be a theatre programme of talks throughout the day.
 
Keep an eye on the website for the latest news – http://www.riscoslondonshow.co.uk/
 
Bryan.
 
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RISC OS Midsummer MUG Show 2014 - Saturday 12th July

Posted by Jeffrey Lee on 21:32, 4/7/2014 | , ,
 
The RISC OS Midsummer Mug Show 2014 takes place on Saturday 12th July 11:00am - 16:30pm at St John's Church Hall, 205 Warwick Road, Kenilworth CV8 1HY.
 
Entrance fee is £1.00 and free for children
 
Exhibitors include CJEInfo, RComp, RISC OS Open Ltd, Orpheus Internet, Sine Nomine and many more.
 
RISC OS and Raspberry Pi what better summer combinations can you find in one location so why not come and see the future with hopefully a good dollop of Raspberry Pi's running your favourite operating system along with RComp's ARMini plus RISC OS running on a variety of machines and through emulation.
 
There will also be a charity stand run on behalf of Tools with a Mission, a charity sending tools across the world. Donations can include old handtools and also working PC's less than 5years old, Flat screen monitors and printers etc.
 
So come along and support the RISC OS community and when you have finished and spent nearly all your money then why not take in the best that Kenilworth has to offer and take a stroll around this delightful Warwickshire town which includes a CastleInfo and many fine restaurants and pubs or perhaps have a picnic in the Castle Grounds, weather permitting of course unless you're of the hardy variety.
 
For more details visit:
 
http://www.mug.riscos.org/show14/MUGshow.html
 
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Wakefield Acorn & RISC OS Show, 26th April 2014

Posted by Jeffrey Lee on 20:50, 15/4/2014 | , ,
 
This year’s Wakefield Acorn & RISC OS Computer Show will be taking place on Saturday 26th April 2014, at its familiar home of the Cedar Court Hotel near Wakefield. Organised by the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club, the north’s premier RISC OS event is now in its nineteenth year.
 
Details are still being finalised, but we can confirm that we currently expect the lineup to include:We’re still adding names to the list, however: keep checking the website for the latest information along with details of what each of the exhibitors will have with them for you to see and buy.
 
The format will be similar to that of previous years and will once again include the popular Show Theatre with a range of talks covering the RISC OS market. We also expect the Raspberry Pi to feature heavily on the day. The charity stall will also be present, raising money for Wakefield Hospice once again.
 
More information about the event, including the location of the venue and how to get there by car or public transport, can be found on the show website at http://www.wakefieldshow.org.uk/ — the site will be updated as more information becomes available.
 
If you are interested in exhibiting at the event then there are still a few places available: please contact the show organisers for details. Email can be sent to show2014@wakefieldshow.org.uk and alternative contact details are on the website.
 
Advertising banners in a couple of standard sizes are available on the site for anyone who wishes to help us publicise the event via their own website. Full instructions are supplied with the images. Full page adverts are also available in PDF and bitmap formats if you would like to help us spread the word.
 
The show organisers, WROCCInfo, celebrated their 30th Anniversary in 2013. More information about the club can be found on their website at http://www.wrocc.org.uk/
 
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London show approaches

Posted by Jeffrey Lee on 23:48, 15/10/2010 | , ,
 
Saturday October 23rd marks the date for this year's RISC OS London Show, located at the St Giles Hotel in London.
 
Show organiser and ROUGOL frontman Bryan Hogan got in touch to give us the full skinny, which you can find after the break.
 
 
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Midlands RISC OS Show

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 14:38, 6/7/2010 | ,
 
Small posterThis Saturday sees the Midlands User Group Midlands Midsummer Mugshow in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. All the usual suspects will be there including [commence lazy cut and paste] RISCOS LtdInfo, ROOL, RComp, CJEInfo, Drag 'n Drop, Soft Rock Software, Orpheus, Qercus, Steve Fryatt Software, Netsurf, MathMagical, Serious Statistical Software [end cut and paste] and of course the Midland User Group themselves.
 
Entrance fee is a pound, free to kids.
 
More info on the MUGs website - no, they really do call themselves MUG, it's not like I'm calling you saddos or something...
 
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