RISC OS User Group Of London
NOTE: This page is not maintained and many of these links will no longer work! For historical interest only.
RISC OS is an operating system for ARM processors originally designed by Acorn Computers in the late 1980s.
It is now open source and maintained by RISC OS Open Ltd.
Various Perspectives:RISCOS Ltd's "What is RISC OS?"
Acorn User's - An Introduction to RISC OS
Acorn Cybervillage - news, resources, links, etc.
Byte Magazine - A RISC OS for all Seasons
Drobe - RISC OS Launchpad
H2G2 - Douglas Adams' Guide
History of Acorn's Computers - Robert McMordie
History of Acorns - Richard Atterer
iconbar.com - news and discussion
My RISC OS - news and discussion
riscos.org - comprehensive news, articles and links
THE RISC OS PRODUCTS DIRECTORY
RISC OS @ Large:
Acorn Search - Acorn, ARM and RISC OS search engine
dmoz.org - RISC OS Open Directory Project
Filebase - searchable database of RISC OS software
Frax - RISC OS software index
RC5 Cracking Competition - see how the 'Acorn' team did!
RISC OS Foundation - have you joined yet?
RISC OS Regional Shows - there may be one near you
RISC OS Wishlist - get your views heard
Archive - Edited by Paul Beverley. By subscription.
Acorn User - Edited by Rob Donaldson. From WHSmith, or by subscription.
Acorn Publisher - Edited by John Cartmell. By subscription.
Eureka - Edited by Peter Jennings. The ARM Club Magazine
Foundation RISC User - Edited by Richard Hallas. Free!
Try on-line before you subscribe!
RISC World - Edited by Aaron Timbrell. CD-based, by subscription
32-bit RISC OS Development Suite - Acorn C/C++ updated by Castle and Pace.
Ada - class library for RISC OS
BASIC - tutorial in 14 parts
Chockcino - Java for RISC OS
CVS - Concurrent Versions System for your source code
dBoxTools - does for toolbox what FrontEnd does for templates, and more!
Fortran - get help with the Fortran Friends
GCC for RISC OS initiative - bringing programming up-to-date
Java eGroup - discussion of RISC OS Java related matters
OSLib - Open Source API Library
PERL - port of Practical Extraction and Report Language
PGP - all you could ever need for encryption!
PHP 4 - PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor port for RISC OS
Python for RISC OS - interpreted, object-orientated language
Reporter - multitasking, BASIC program debugger
RISC OS Documentation Project - has huge potential
RISC OS Programmers' Initiative - RiscPCs for £100!
Riscose - SWI level emulator of RISC OS
Sleeve - 26-bit ARM instruction set emulator
Straylight - Dynamic Linking System, Memory Manager, and more!
WimpBasic - WIMP programs made easy?
WimpDebug - interactive WIMP debugger that supports breakpoints
WimpWorks - integrated development environment
RISC OS computers can be connected to any other via standard networking protocols, and also to portable devices. Herewith a growing list of connection software:
Psion et al
ARMLink - The Acorn-Psion Connection
ArcLink5 - transfer files to and from the Psion 5
PsiFS - freeware connectivity for your Psion
ChangePSI - convert between EPOC32 and RISC OS file formats
Psionconv - Psion S5 to RISC OS file converter
PsionLink - Psion Organiser II to RISC OS
PsiOrg - transfer Psion 5 address book into !Organizer
Connector - VT100/ANSI/AVATAR terminal emulator with X, Y and Z-Modem file transfer.
BBC Micro - possibly all you need to keep your Beeb alive!
BTTelnet - simple command line telnet client
RSLink - transfer text files to and from another computer via the serial port
ParaFS - Red Hot networking via the parallel port
NetLM and ShareLM - networking essentials
LanMan98 - easy access to PCs
OmniClient - universal network filer for NFS, AppleTalk and LAN Manager, released under the Select scheme
RISC OS-RISC OS - how to SERIAL link/share two RISC OS machines
RiscX - an X server for RISC OS
VNCViewer - VNC viewer for RISC OS
Yes, RISC OS, like every good OS, has viruses! Fortunately, not many. And just like any modern computer, hard drives DO fail!
BackMan - a backup application
DiscKnight - the leading disc rescue software
FSCK - disc rescue software
HardBack - FREE, comprehensive back-up software
Pineapple - get your free update here! (v 3·90 - 22nd August 2002)
VZap - claims to be definitive
The following pages will help you source an appropriate Monitor Definition File (MDF) for any repacement monitor(s) you may obtain:
Alternatively, you might try using CustomRPC, by Thomas Olsson (updates by Michael Curtis) to edit mode files.
Printing under RISC OS is far from complete, but careful choice of a desktop printer, or print bureau, will yield optimal results.
RISCOS Ltd Printers - latest release, and survey results
General Info - c/o the Cybervillage
Photodesk - suppliers of photo-realistic printing solutions
Explan - suppliers of printers with PrintControl utility
Mijas Software - background batch, double-sided duplex printing
Spooler - automatic print spooler, by David Pilling
FastSpool+ - the fastest printer spooler?
Akalat Publishing - low cost digital printing, colour or b/w
Micro Laser Designs - Acorn Friendly Print Bureau
PRINTMAKER - Acorn Friendly Print Bureau
T J Reproductions - Acorn Friendly Print Bureau
Triffid Enterprises - London-based DTP services
No matter how intuitive an OS, sometimes you just have to be shown. The following offer courses or assistance in training under RISC OS: