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You've reached the archive of articles and other bits and pieces published by drobe.co.uk - a website for users of RISC OS and Acorn Computer kit.

Drobe was an online newspaper and community site, although it ceased actively covering the RISC OS scene in September 2009. The website was founded in 1999 and officially launched in October that year as a news portal edited by Peter Price. Chris Williams took over as editor of the site in 2001. During its heyday Drobe was serving millions of pages of content a year - some of its readers were RISC OS users and others just curious about the platform's little corner of the computing world.

Numerous writers have kindly contributed articles to the website and hundreds of users registered for accounts to post thousands of comments; all the content produced since 2001, some 2,400-odd articles, is available online for free. The early material was sadly lost a long time ago during one of the website's many redesigns.

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  • South East 2008 theatre talk videos now online
    Didn't make to the South East 2008 show in Guildford this year? Not to worry, because on top of the usual Drobe coverage, you can now watch videos of the presentations made by RISC OS Open and RISC OS Ltd staff at the event. Recorded live at the show, the videos, in which products and projects are talked up by developers to punters, also include question and answer sessions from the floor.
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