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On New London RISC OS show to be held in October:

To my friends and RISC OS owners on Orkney, we're all land-lubbin southerners. But somehow I doubt they'll make it to the show. Mind you, I remember them at the first Epsom show...

 is a RISC OS Userarawnsley on 17/6/09 5:17PM
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On New London RISC OS show to be held in October:

(winking) Knowing Londoners, we should be glad it isn't called the "British Show" or "Whole of UK show" cos you know there's just empty space north of the watford gap...

(smile)

 is a RISC OS Userarawnsley on 1/6/09 12:19PM
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On Back-up utility SafeStore updated to be network storage friendly:

Thanks Socris - positive feedback like that is *really* appreciated, and makes all the hours worthwhile (smile). Thankyou.

 is a RISC OS Userarawnsley on 20/4/09 1:22PM
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On R-Comp's back-up utility now compresses files:

Can't recall what I put in the original post (guess I should click the link), but whilst I'm obviously aware that TAR files aren't actually compressed, they *are* an archive format (which is the word we use in the software), and take up less disc space than the source material, in the majority of cases (no directory wastage, and an effective LFAU of 512bytes).

The advantage of TAR for a backup app is virtually no performance overhead.

 is a RISC OS Userarawnsley on 24/2/09 11:06AM
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On Upgrade to RISC OS 4 for twenty quid:

One big advantage of cheap RO4 is that it means better software compatibility for users of old machines. In the last week alone I've had three (maybe 4 or 5, thinking about it) separate instances of users having trouble because they are using such old versions of RISC OS. Usually it is because they get in a muddle due to old boot sequences, or lack of toolbox modules, or whatever.

One guy upgraded to RO4 and found it allowed him to run Netsurf which would lock up previously. Another would have had all his problems with his startup/networking cured.

More than anything, having users on a stable / supported baseline OS (RISC OS 4) is very important because it allows them to use modern software.

As for running adjust on 3.xx machines, it always needed OS4 as a base OS for softloads, so I would imagine that hasn't changed.

 is a RISC OS Userarawnsley on 4/12/08 1:23PM
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