PRESS RELEASE 06/12/2008
"Virtually Free" RISC OS 4.02 for use with Emulators announced.
RISCOS Ltd has today announced the immediate availability of the
new "Virtually Free" version of RISC OS 4.02 for use with Emulators
The licence to use RISC OS 4.02 on a single
computer now starts from only £5.
RISC OS "Virtually Free" is a fully licensed complete package.
It consists of a single 4 MB zip file containing a RISC OS 4.02 ROM
image with the !Boot structure and other necessary applications and
utilities. It is designed to be unzipped and installed in the emulator
itself with most of the work being done from within the host
Simple step by step instructions are provided for a number of
emulators designed to run RISC OS.
This package is not suitable for use with "real" RISC OS
computers. Those with "real" computers should take a look
at the RISCOS Upgrade CD, which was announced earlier
RISCOS Ltd Managing Director Paul Middleton explained that ..
"We have been looking at ways of making a low cost, or 'Virtually
Free' version of RISC OS available for some time. With RISCOS
Ltd having now confirmed it's ownership of all versions of RISC OS
produced since February 1999 we are now in a position to
offer a low cost product that acts as an introduction to RISC OS."
The costs of the "Virtually Free" RISC OS 4.02 are:-
Download version - £5 from website (from Monday)
CD version by post £10 in the UK and £12.50 overseas.
Orders can be placed by telephone 02920 619942
or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by fax to 02920 213156.
CDs will be available to take away at the MUG Show on Saturday 6th
Online ordering with payment via PayPal and a range of debit and credit
cards will be available via the RISCOS Ltd sales website at:
from Monday 8th December.