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 PostPost subject: Acorn computers and the RISC OS        Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:39 pm 
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I have never used an actual Acorn computer (just emulators), so I was wondering are they worth buying as messing around with, or are they just something that should be sitting in a museum?

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 PostPost subject: Re: Acorn computers and the RISC OS        Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:50 pm 
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If after playing with the emulator you liked it enough to ask that question, I'd say the answer is yes...

When you're done playing, you can always sell it on ebay, probably for the same price ;)


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 PostPost subject: Re: Acorn computers and the RISC OS        Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:04 am 
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I like this idea, and I'm all for it! :mrgreen:

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 PostPost subject: Re: Acorn computers and the RISC OS        Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:30 am 
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I agree, I bought an ACORN from a local yard sale and have had a blast with it. Hopefully I can pick up some RISC OS media somewhere. But, yes, definitely buy one. It, oddly, gives me memories of my old BBC.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Acorn computers and the RISC OS        Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:21 am 
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Tad late here, but I'd say it's more than worth checking them out. Obviously best if you can get hold of a real one, but if not, you can get emulators from the BBC range all the way up to RiscPCs and suchlike. For BBCs, check out BeebEm, for Archimedes machines try RedSquirrel and ArcEm and for newer machines you can use VirtualRPC and RPCEmu (the latter is free, the former is not).

Edit: More caffeine! I misread, my bad, I'd say if you can pick an Acorn or two up cheaply, go for it. You could even try setting up a little Acorn network (they can even access the internet, as long as you have the kit for it). I remember messing with the Acorn networks at school, file shares and whatnot, all good fun!


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