RM Nimbus PC

The Nimbus PC was introduced by Research Machines for use in the education market. It sold with 192KB RAM, a single 720 KB floppy drive, and extended sound and graphics. It could be expanded to 1 MB of RAM, dual floppy drives, and up to a 160MB hard disk. The Nimbus was also designed as a network station and came with built-in Piconet and ZNET ports.

The Nimbus ran a modified version of Microsoft MS-DOS 3.10 that would not run on a standard PC. Although an IBM emulator software allowed some standard PC programs to run, only software specifically written for the Nimbus was able to take advantage of the improved sound and graphic features. However, RM and third-parties released numerous languages and educational software that fulfilled most school needs.

 

This machine is network only machine as it contains no HDD of FDD. It will boot remotely using its inbuilt ZNET port off our RM NET network. It is fitted with 1Mbytes of RAM.

Manufacturer: Research Machines
Date: 1st January 1985

RM Nimbus PC Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
RM Nimbus Pascal PN 14391 RM
RM Nimbus RM 1404A Colour Monitor Users Guide RM
Nimbus PC BBC Basic PN 16321 RM
RM Nimbus Making The Most of Your S Series Computer (PC-386/25) PN 32271 RM
The Domesday System A Short Guide Unknown
RM Nimbus Network Managers Handbook Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
RM Nimbus - IBM Mode Applications List - PN 21925 RM
RM Nimbus PC IBM PC Emulator - How To Use It PN 17320 RM
RM Nimbus IBM Software Validated on the Nimbus PC-186 with IBM Emulator PN 17679 RM
RM Nimbus PC Printing Made Simple PN 23545 RM
RM Nimbus Piconet Parallel Interface Module Hot To Use It Publication Revision 1 PN 15648 RM
RM Nimbus Installation Note: RM Ethernet-MC/2 Adaptor PN 33340 RM
Rm Nimbus Publication Update - contact Manual PN 23902 RM
Rm Nimbus The Genral Utility Disk Manual PN 17185 RM
Rm Nimbus Installing a Network CD ROM Title RM
RM Nimbus Silicon Disk for 1.5 Mb Nimbus PN 16838 RM
RM Nimbus PC-186 Parallel I/O Port (With User Port) Fitting and Using PN 25640 RM
RM Nimbus M Series Release Information Note (Edition 2) PN 25894 RM
RM Nimbus PC Piconet Serial interface module: How To Use It PN 14307 RM
RM Nimbus Owners Handbooko Update PN 17692 RM
RM Nimbus VX-386, VX and, AX Release Information Note (Edition 4) PN 24138 RM
RM Nimbus Winchester Disks: How To Use Them PN 15933 RM
Rm Nimbus CP-186: Making Windows 2.03 Setup Disks PN 23655 RM
Rm Nimbus PC-186 102-key Keyboard Support Disk Installation Note PN 24785 RM
RM Nimbus X Seris/2 Handbook Publication Update PN 21182 RM
Rm Nimbus PC-186 Fitting Internal Serial Piconet Card PN 24913 RM
RM Nimbus Pc Owners Handbook RM 01-01-1985
RM Nimbus RM Logo PN 14394 RM 01-01-1985
RM Nimbus Begging RM Logo - The Homerton Logo Guide RM 01-01-1985
RM Nimbus STEED by Solomon Systems PN 15166 RM 01-01-1985
Rm Nimbus PC Piconet Parallel Interface Module: How To Use It Preliminary Edition PN 15283 RM 01-01-1985
RM Nimbus PC RMCAD Version 1.0 User Guide PN 15168 RM 01-01-1985
Nimbus PC BBC Basic Compatibility PN 16730 RM 01-01-1986
A Self Instruction Guide for RM Nimbus MAILBOX ITEM 01-01-1986
A Self Instruction Guide for RM Nimbus KEYSTROKE ITEM 01-01-1986
RM Nimbus Microsoft Word 3 Users Guide RM 01-01-1986
RM Nimbus - Viewdata Display Whittle Systems 01-01-1987
Nimbus PC Network User Guide PN 16363 RM 01-01-1987
Nimbus PC Network Beginners Guide PN 17247 RM 01-01-1987
Nimbus Network Managers Handbook PN 16395 RM 01-01-1987
The Domesday Project Survey Guide Domesday Project 01-01-1987
RM Nimbus PC CONTACT PN 16593 RM 01-01-1987
RM Nimbus - Viewdata Editor Whittle Systems 01-01-1987
The Domesday Project Teachers Guide Guide Domesday Project 01-01-1987
RM Nimbus Microsoft Excel Getting Started and Quick Reference PN 23127 RM 01-01-1987
RM Nimbus Interactive Video for the Domesday Discs PN 16487 RM 01-01-1987
RM Nimbus Interactive Video for the Domesday Discs Installation Guide PN 16488 RM 01-01-1987
RM Nimbus PC Microsoft Word 3.1 Installation Guide PN 17803 RM 01-01-1987
Rm Nimbus Pc Parallel I/O Board Upgrade Kit Manual - PN 17585 RM 01-01-1987
RM Nimbus Quest Manual PN 24846 RM 01-01-1988
RM Nimbus AX VX How To Use PN 23551 RM 01-01-1988
RM Nimbus AX VX How To Use PN 20042 RM 01-01-1988
Nimbus Network 2.2 Managers Handbook PN 20941 RM 01-01-1988
RM Nimbus PC RM Basic PN 14351 RM 01-01-1988
RM Nimbus X Series/2 Handbook PN 19898 RM 01-01-1988
Weather Satellite Ground Station RM 01-01-1988
RM Nimbus PC - How To Use IBM Mode PN 20441 RM 01-01-1988
RM Nimbus PC-186 Directory fo Educational Products and Suppliers RM 01-04-1988
Rm Nimbus Network 3 Beginners Guide PN 24969 RM 01-01-1989
RM Nimbus PC-286 PC-386 Guide PN 22953 RM 01-01-1989
RM Nimbus MS-DOS 5.0 User Guide (Edition 2) PN 31440 RM 01-01-1989
RM Nimbus Microsoft Excel Roadmap PN 23128 RM 01-01-1989
RM Nimbus PC-186 Owners Handbook PN 24810 RM 01-01-1989
RM Nimbus PaintSPA Manual PN 24847 RM 01-01-1989
RM Nimbus Network 3 Users Guide PN 24968 RM 01-01-1989
Rm Nimbus PC-286 PC-386 MS-DOS 4.0 Users Guide PN 23550 RM 01-01-1989
RM Nimbus Microsoft Word 3 Reference Guide PN 23337 RM 01-01-1990
RM Nimbus Using HiLoad PN 25767 RM 01-01-1990
RM Nimbus Microsoft Windows 3 Users Guide RM 01-01-1990
RM Nimbus AX VX Handbook PN 24579 RM 01-01-1990
RM Nimbus AX VX Printing Made Simple PN 25864 RM 01-01-1990
Rm Nimbus Standalone CD ROM Guide PN 29363 RM 01-01-1991
RM Nimbus M Series Guide PN 23950 RM 01-01-1991
Rm Nimbus Network CD ROM Guide PN 29598 RM 01-01-1991
RM Nimbus Guide to Cabling Networks PN 29183 RM 01-01-1991
RM Nimbus S Series PC-486 Technical Information Reference PN 34546 RM 01-01-1992
RM Nimbus S Series PC-486 User Reference (Ed5) PN 36601 RM 01-01-1993
Rm Nimbus S Series Getting Started PN 35959 RM 01-01-1993
RM Nimbus S Series PC-486 User Reference (Ed6) PN 40197 RM 01-01-1993

Magazines RELATED to RM Nimbus PC in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Practical Computing - March 1985 01-03-1985
University Computing Summer 1986 01-08-1986
Practical Computing - August 1986 01-08-1986
Acorn User - January 1989 27-05-2009
Acorn User - March 1989 27-05-2009
Acorn User - November 1989 03-06-2009

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Item Manufacturer Date
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RM 380Z (Black Case) Research Machines 1st January 1978
RM 380Z (with Colour Card) Research Machines 1st January 1978
RM LINK 480Z Research Machines 1st January 1981
RM Link 480Z in Metal Case Research Machines 1st January 1982
RM Nimbus AX/2 Research Machines 1st January 1986
RM Nimbus VX/2 Research Machines 1st January 1986
RM Nimbus NB300 Research Machines 1st June 1991
RM Nimbus NB300 Research Machines 1st June 1991
RM Nimbus PC-486/66 Research Machines 1st January 1993

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH41537. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

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