RON: Yet another RISC OS portal.
Welcome to RON
What is RISC OS?
RISC OS is the beautiful operating system originaly developed by Acorn Computers Ltd. from the mid 1980s up until late 1998 when they left the desktop computing market to work solely on Set-Top boxes. RISC OS is now developed by RISC OS Ltd., Castle Technology and soon many others due to the open-sourcing of RISC OS. Many companies have developed native RISC OS computers but only three are still trading, Castle Technology, RiscStation and the brand new Advantage Six. Many companies are developing and selling PCs with Virtual RiscPC installed so you get two Operating Systems in one!
The market since then has decreased a lot but a nice, friendly community of a few thousand people from around the globe still exists, some may argue that RISC OS is better than ever with the recently released RISC OS 6, the very nice RISC OS 4 and the quite fast RISC OS 5.
Many features of RISC OS have been used in many other Operating Systems such as Windows and Mac OS, one of the best things about RISC OS is that it's virus free (except for some really old viruses that may be lurking on some old hard disc somewhere) and that you can safely rome the web on our constantly developed free and commercial web browsers. You can no longer get anti-virus software for RISC OS as it is no longer needed although some anti-virus software are supplied with some versions of RISC OS.
There's thousands of software available for RISC OS, entertainment, work, whatever is your needs!
We are constantly searching for people to update the RONews, so if you have an article, review or some news, send it in! If your a regular contributor, we might even consider making you an admin!