2003: Five years on from AcornBy Chris Williams. Published: 5th Feb 2003, 23:48:11 | Permalink | Printable
RISCOS Ltd. enters fifth year of business. And they have an RSS feed now tooAs announced on the news section of RISCOS Ltd., February of this year marks the start of the fifth business year of the company, formed in 1999 to continue developing the desktop flavour of RISC OS after the dismantling of Acorn Group.
"2002 was a quiet year on many fronts, and the uncertainty over the development of new computers meant that sales were for the most part very sluggish", the press release contemplates. "The launch of RISC OS 5 and the subsequent rejuvenation of software development from many publishers has however created a new enthusiasm for RISC OS."
Since 1999, the platform has seen RISC OS run on all manner of StrongARM and ARM7500FE processor configurations as well as the Intel XScale and let's not forget seen the OS grow from RISC OS 4.00 to RISC OS 4.02 to RISC OS Select (4.32) and onto a 32 bit flavour for the Castle Iyonix. To keep up to date on RISCOS Ltd. happenings there's also now a new RSS feed from the www.riscos.com website that provides a summary for most recent news items to be released from RISCOS Ltd. RSS summaries were recently discussed on drobe.co.uk, more information on the XML based format can be found here.
You can read RSS summaries using a piece of PC software called Feedreader whereas, we're told, a RISC OS client will be shortly released via RISC OS Select.
RISCOS Ltd. enters fifth year
RSS summaries of www.riscos.com
And finally, something from googlism.com that may make you giggle. Thanks to Thomas McIntosh for the link.
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