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From: "a.spencer3" <>
Subject: Re: "I'm Being Deluged By Emails"
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 09:58:12 +0100
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John Cartmell <> wrote in message
> Acorn brought out 32-bit RISC OS machines after the BBC 8-bit machines but
> the latter were always more famous. BBC Basic was extended and included in
> the new machines and is still available alongside the option to
> assembler, on the latest RISC OS machines - just at the click of a button.
> The RISC OS GUI is actually quite well known as it's the one Bill Gates
> been slowly (but badly) copying over the years for Windows!
> Except Acorn had it at the start [experts note that I'm ignoring Arthur]
> well over 10 years ago.
> The Acorn name has been phased out of the latest products* but two new
> machines have been released over the last year. The IYONIX pc from castle
> Technology (who bought out the Acorn name and now contro RISC OS) and the
> Omega. There are also two versions of RISC OS that can run on top of
> Windows (spit) - Virtual A5000 and Virtual RiscPC. The former costs about
> 30 GBP and includes a whole host of *old* RISC OS software (the A5000 that
> it emulates is over 10 years old) and the latter is distinctly pricier but
> it emulates a current machine. I produce an A4 high-quality colour
> on a (real) RiscPC but - like Acorns & RISC generally these last a long
> time! My machine is older than Windows 95 though it has had a new
> (StrongARM) added together with a new operating system (RISC OS 4) and
> additional memory.
> Linking to the subject heading I've not updated virus killing software for
> 5 years and this is the first time I've needed to filter out
> spam/worm/viruses before downloading.
> *But if you read my sig. you'll appreciate that it still survives in some
> products - just! ;-)
Did you see all the Acorn/RISC questions on University Challenge last night!