Recursion Computer Fair - Saturday 17th Feburary RISC OS SouthWest Show 2018


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Since the introduction of new hardware for RISC OS, from the Raspberry Pi in 2012, through RComp's ARM X6, the Cortex-A15 Rapido, to the Titanium in 2015, the RISC OS Computer scene has been growing.

What can you do with RISC OS? It is very useful for:

  • Learning to program in a highly interactive way
  • Gaming / retro gaming
  • Building projects with the Raspberry Pi
  • Experimentation & Exploration with low level access.
  • Extending the operating system to add custom features
  • Embedded or dedicated display systems where the application is required to run focused on a single task task e.g. a control system, running a display, an arcade machine or a synthesiser.


There are multiple vendors of hardware, as well as computer shows and software download sites available.

Please see below for some examples:

NOTE: Links were last checked on 21st January 2018.

Some Hardware Vendors

R-Comp: http://www.armini.co.uk/purchase.shtml
Ident Computer : http://www.ident-online.co.uk/computer/microone/index.html
Raspberry PI : https://www.raspberrypi.org
RISCOSBits : https://www.riscosbits.co.uk 
CJE Micros : http://www.cjemicros.co.uk/micros/prices/categories/panda.shtml
Elesar LTD : http://shop.elesar.co.uk

Some Emulators for use on RISC OS

MAME, ArcEm, Snes etc : http://www.riscos.info/packages/EmulationDetails.html
BBC Micro : http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/mjfoot/bbc.htm
C64, Vic20 etc : https://sourceforge.net/projects/vice-emu/
GameBoy and CPC Emulators : http://www.huggers-world.de/mops.html
Fast DOS Box : https://github.com/slacka/FastDosbox/tree/master/fastdosbox-1.5
Spectrum Emulator : http://www.borcherds.co.uk/murklesoft/riscos/Z80em.html

RISC OS Emulators for other Operating Systems

Virtual Acorn: http://www.virtualacorn.co.uk/product.htm
RPC Emu USB stick for Windows and Mac :
https://www.riscosopen.org/content/sales/risc-os-usb-sticks

Magazines

Drag'N'Drop : http://www.dragdrop.co.uk/
GAG : http://www.gag.de/gag-news
Archive : http://www.archivemag.co.uk/

Blogs

Riscository : http://www.riscository.com/
RISC OS Blog : https://www.riscosblog.co.uk/
ICON Bar : http://www.iconbar.com/

Wiki

RISC OS Info : http://www.riscos.info/index.php/RISC_OS

Forums

Risc OS Opem: https://www.riscosopen.org/forum/
ICON Bar Forums : http://www.iconbar.com/forums/
Raspberry Pi : RISC OS Forum :
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=55

Some General Software

Please Note: Packman and the !Store programs provide a distribution mechanism for commonly used software on RISC OS

However, for some example websites are listed below:
MW software : Design, Printing & Publishing software :
http://www.mw-software.com/
Dave Pilling : TWAIN, Wordprocessing & much more : https://www.davidpilling.com/riscos.html
Micheal Foot's RISC OS free software page
Steve Fryatt's PD Software : http://www.stevefryatt.org.uk/software/licences.html
ARM Club Free Software : https://armclub.org.uk/free/
RISC OS FR : https://www.riscos.fr/english.html
7th Software : http://www.7thsoftware.co.uk/software.htm
RISC OS Open : Nut Pi : https://www.riscosopen.org/content/sales/nutpi

RISC OS Store programs

NOTE: These are often pre-installed as a part of RISC OS images or via OEMs.
The !Store : http://www.plingstore.org.uk/cgi-bin/plingstore/home.cgi
Packman : http://www.riscos.info/index.php/PackMan