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What was the Acorn Archimedes made for?

What was the Acorn Archimedes made for?

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The Acorn Archimedes is a family of personal computers designed by Acorn Computers of Cambridge, England….Acorn Archimedes.

Archimedes 400/1 series computer. The function keys on the keyboard are the standard grey; on BBC-branded models, the function keys are red.

Who invented the Acorn Archimedes?

Acorn Computers
Acorn Archimedes/Manufacturers

Does Acorn Computers still exist?

Acorn Computers Ltd. was a British computer company established in Cambridge, England, in 1978….Acorn Computers.

Industry Computer hardware
Founder Hermann Hauser Chris Curry
Defunct December 9, 2015
Fate Bought by MSDW Investment Holdings Limited

When was acorn archimedes made?

Released in 1987, the Acorn Archimedes built on the success of the BBC Micro and was ahead of its time in two keys ways; it had an operating system with a graphical user interface and, even more importantly, it had a new 32-bit CPU; the ARM2.

Is BBC Basic still used?

A version of BBC BASIC integrated with the Microsoft Windows graphical user interface, BBC BASIC for Windows created by Richard Russell, developer of the Z80 and x86 versions, was released in 2001. This version is still under active development, seeing much industry use currently.

Why ARM is not used in desktop?

Software compatibility (for most people, a desktop PC that can’t run x86 software is a definitive no-no). Even the fastest ARM CPUs are often slower than x86 CPUs. From here (which links to this Phoronix article): Power consumption is not really the biggest concern on a desktop computer.

Who eats acorn?

We all know that from tiny acorns mighty oak trees grow, but we should add that from tiny acorns also grow deer, gray squirrels, red squirrels, chipmunks, wild turkeys, crows, flying squirrels, rabbits, opossums, blue jays, quail, raccoons, wood ducks—more than 100 U.S. vertebrate species eat acorns.

What is my Acorn classification?

Acorn is a geo-demographic segmentation of residential neighbourhoods in the UK. It classifies each postcode in the country into one of 62 types. The 18 Acorn groups are used as explanatory variables within the UK HPI regression, these are; lavish lifestyle.

Why is ARM not used?

ARM has a very different one called, well, ARM. These two are incompatible with one another. Meaning that any program that uses one, cannot be run on a processor that implements the other. You might have heard that source code is translated to machine language before execution.

How many MIPS does the Acorn Archimedes have?

Using a RISC design with a 32-bit CPU, at its launch in June 1987, the Archimedes was stated as running at 4 MIPS, with a claim of 18 MIPS during tests. The name is commonly used to describe any of Acorn’s contemporary designs based on the same architecture, even where Acorn did not include Archimedes in the official name.

Are there any games for the Acorn Archimedes?

The Tesco Computers for Schools scheme later changed partnership from Acorn to RM plc and many other computer-related suppliers, which also led to the decrease of the Archimedes’ educational market share. There are 200+ images for the Acorn Archimedes, including games, applications, and demos. To browse the collection of software, click this link.

What was the serial number of the Acorn Archimedes A310?

This is an Acorn Archimedes A310, serial number 27-AKB15-1014889. The A300 series were the first commercially-available machines with an ARM CPU: extremely fast, with 256-colour bitmap graphics, and a decent OS with an excellent GUI.

What was the aim of Acorn Archimedes disk imaging?

The aim was to produce an image file containing the disk sectors in ADFS’s logical sector order — this being what emulators such as ArcEm expect. Getting the serial port working was the first step.