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By Chris Williams. Published: 1st Nov 2005, 12:05:37 | Permalink | Printable

Freeware updates and Impact database improvements

News in briefDatabase Impact is now VirtualRiscPC-friendly, and has had its user interface and various other functions updated. Published by CJE Micros, the application also comes with a label printing tool, which has been updated too.

In brief
Mike Sandells has rewritten his MP3 player front end, AMPlay so that it can cope with thousands of music tracks. The tool is now 32bit compatible and generally been improved in all areas from performance to search support. Chris Bazley has improved his sound system diagnostic tool, Bazsound, to display the audio system status in real-time and also allow greater control over the output channels. A new version of ViewXLS by Anton Reiser is available: The Excel spreadsheet viewer now provides a search facility and displays formulas and notes in documents. Stefan Wuerthner says he has brought his collection of scientific software up to date.

Dave Thomas has released an updated version of his image viewer, PrivateEye. The software displays Sprite, DrawFile, JPEG, ArtWork, GIF and PNG files, and judging by the screenshot on Dave's website, porn. David Llewellyn-Jones has ported website traffic analyser, Webalizer. If you're getting stuck on Sudoku puzzles, John Evans has tweaked his solver tool. Ray Favre has tweaked his label printing tool, LaBella, to give it a new user interface and added other abilities.

And finally
First Peter Naulls was thrown out of the Select mailing list for berating his nemesis and Qercus editor, John Cartmell, while ROL staff scolded people for being too rude. Now Oregano mailing list chief Richard Brown has objected to a particular thread on the web browser's discussion group with the subject, "O2 heap of excrement". Maybe the Christmas spirit couldn't come too soon.


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Okay I know I'm a pedant, but it's actually 'Bazound' not 'Bazsound' (even though the latter may appear to make more sense).

 is a RISC OS Userthesnark on 1/11/05 1:10PM
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I say congratualtion to Dave Thomas for demonstrating his software in practical situations. We should be not be afraid to point out that RISC OS is compatible with the vast majority of adult images.

 is a RISC OS Userdruck on 1/11/05 1:37PM
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They aren't particularly explicit images though, are they?

Nor should we be afraid to point out that the RISC OS Pinboard is compatible with the vast majority of Renee Zellweger images, as demonstrated by my (slightly outdated) Bazound screenshot.

 is a RISC OS Userthesnark on 1/11/05 2:04PM
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Perhaps we have stumbled on to a largely untapped market...people who want to download porn without getting spyware! Another good reason to use RISC OS ;-)

 is a RISC OS Userknutson on 2/11/05 5:25AM
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How do you know it is untapped !

 is a RISC OS Userdemondb on 2/11/05 7:33AM
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Perhaps Castle need a new slogan along the lines of "Run RISC OS and you too can have a girlfriend like this"? Or maybe it's just a desktop like this :-(

 is a RISC OS UserTonyStill on 2/11/05 9:25PM
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