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Please only submit sites relevant to the emulation of the Acorn Archimedes range to this category. For sites about the actual Acorn Archimedes please consider submitting to: Computers: Systems: Acorn: Archimedes. For emulation of other platforms on the Archimedes, please submit to the relevant Computers: Emulators category. For example a Sinclair ZX Spectrum emulator that runs on RISC OS should be submitted to Computers: Emulators: Sinclair: ZX Spectrum not Computers: Emulators: Acorn: Archimedes.
The Acorn Archimedes was the first general-purpose home computer based on the 32-bit ARM RISC CPU from Acorn Computers Ltd. The term 'Archimedes' is also commonly used to describe Acorn computers that were not officially called Archimedes, but were based on the same architecture. It was first released in the UK in 1987, and used an operating system called ARTHUR, allegedly standing for "A Risc-based operating system by THURsday" (later versions were named RISC OS). The current version of RISC OS is version 4, and it runs on the RISC PC.
Please only submit sites relevant to the emulation of the Acorn Atom. For sites about the actual Acorn Atom home computer, please consider submitting to: Computers: Systems: Acorn: Atom.
The Acorn Atom home computer was made from 1980 to 1981 by Acorn Computers Ltd and was available either in kit form or ready-assembled. This category deals with the emulation of an Acorn Atom on a different platform, such as a PC running Windows or Linux.
Please only submit sites relevant to the emulation of the BBC Micro and/or the BBC Master series. For sites about the actual BBC Microcomputer please consider submitting to: Computers: Systems: Acorn: BBC.
The BBC series of microcomputers were designed and built by Acorn Computers Ltd in the 1980s. In 1981 the British Broadcasting Corporation were launching their Computer Literacy Project and were looking for a machine to link it with. Acorn got the contract and the machine, then known as the Proton, became the BBC Microcomputer. The term "BBC Micro" is generally used to refer to the first four machines (Model A, B, B+64 and B+128) whilst "BBC Master" refers to its replacement series (Master 128, Master Turbo, Master ET, Master 512 and Master Compact). This category deals with the emulation of a BBC Micro or Master on a different platform, such as a PC or Apple Mac.
Please only submit sites relevant to the emulation of the Acorn Electron. For sites about the actual Acorn Electron home computer, please consider submitting to: Computers: Systems: Acorn: Electron.
The Acorn Electron was developed during 1983 by Acorn Computers Ltd as a budget version of the successful BBC Microcomputer. This category deals with the emulation of an Acorn Electron on a different platform, such as a PC running Windows or Linux.
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