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What is the point of RISCOS Ltd?

Posted by Jeffrey Lee on 19:00, 7/11/2009 | , , , , , , , ,
What is the point of RISCOS Ltd?After hearing the news that videos from the recent RISC OS London Show are now available online, I decided to take a look at what RISCOS Ltd had to say in their presentation. The results I found to be quite shocking...
Disclaimer: Although I've obviously been doing a lot of work for RISC OS Open recently, I am not a member of ROOL, nor am I speaking on behalf of ROOL (or The Icon Bar). The opinions expressed below are mine and mine alone, and any likeness or resemblence to any other person's opinions is entirely coincidental.
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Firefox released for RISC OS 5 [Updated]

Posted by Andrew Duffell on 10:28, 2/12/2006 | , , , , , , ,
A port of Firefox 2 for CastleInfo Technology's IYONIX PC has been released by Peter Naulls. This release comes after users contributed the 1000 GBP that Peter had asked for to fund the development.
Peter would like to thank all those who contributed, but he is still after another 4000 GBP to release a further update with integration to RISC OS, and fixing some other issues. This release is targeted for Christmas day if the contributions meet the target.
A port for Advantage Six's A9home computer has not been ruled out subject to financial interest, and Peter is asking people interested in a port for any RISC OS platform to email him.
Update: Rob Kendrick has released a patch that allows the IYONIX Firefox port to run on the A9home by providing emulation for the XScale-specific instructions to a fudged copy of the Firefox executable.
RISC OS Firefox

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Review - A9home

Posted by Chris on 18:03, 26/11/2006 | , , , ,
Icon Bar regular Chris reviews the recently-released A9home from Advantage Six.
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A9Home brochure

Posted by Andrew Duffell on 12:52, 24/5/2005 | , , , ,
This brochure for the A9Home was distributed at the Wakefield Show 2005. ©2005 Advantage Six
A9 home brochure page
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A summary of RISC OS hardware

Posted by Phil Mellor on 00:00, 4/2/2005 | , , , , , , , , , , , ,
This is a summary of current and historical Acorn and RISC OS hardware.

Current computers


CastleInfo launched the 600MHz XScale IYONIX pc in 2002 running a new 32 bit version of RISC OS (RISC OS 5). The OS and hardware were developed in conjunction with Tematic, a group of ex-Pace and ex-Acorn employees. Tematic later merged with Castle Technology when Castle bought RISC OS from Pace.
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The A9home is currently in beta and is expected to be finished by Q2 2006, around the time of the Wakefield Show.
It has been developed by Advantage 6 and runs a 32 bit version of RISC OS SelectInfo, developed by RISCOS LtdInfo.
See also:

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