Acorn User - November 1988

EDITORIAL
 
Acorn's pull back into profit this year.  At Econet '88  it demonstrated it hasn't fogotten networks.  The Acorn stand at the PC show, was crowded with potential paying customers.  Acorn had invited hardware and software companies to share the stand to back up its claim that Archimedes software is available.  It worked but what may have put a few off was the presence of a solitary Master 128.  Acron are still selling more Masters than Arcs.
 
NEWS
 
UNIX on networks
New Arc operating system, Micronet drop software
 
Comms Column
Noticeboard
Reader Service
Competition Results
Blunderbox
Education news
Preview
Pixel perfect from AVP, Oak parametric design, COMX plotter, Viewcard
 
FEATURES
 
Joe's Jottings
A menu driven compliler is the simplest way to put together crosswords
 
Files to go
David Lawrence proposes a standard file format to ease transfer between Arc wordprocessors
 
Life on the Line
'One dimensional cellular automata'
 
Back from the brink
Carol Atack's history of Acorn, from near bankruptsy to recovery with the Master 128
 
REVIEWS
 
Games Page
Revving up for Christmas
 
Games Reviews
The Empire Strikes Back, Pipeline on the Beeb abd Terramex on the Archimedes
 
Exile
Preview of this year's megagame from Superioir software
 
Designer software
Techno CAD for the Master, Archimedes Autosketch - two new CAD packages
 
Painting by numbers
Minerva's GammaPlot and presented from Liongenuity
 
Free form filing
TFR, an Arc database system for writers and academics
 
Tough at the top
Chairman of the Board
 
Snatching Screens
4Mation's screen grabber, pixel editor and printer dump utility
 
EDUCATION
 
News
Apple plug into schools
 
Portable power
The Z88 is worthwhile companion for a BBC Micro, but is it a useful tool in schools?
 
REGULARS
 
Hints & Tips
Advice on ADFS, a graphical memory map, dates in Wordwise
 
Arc Agora
How to read IBM or Atari ST discs.  Also tak update and how to load palette files


Includes a letter from IDG announcing that the Acorn Phoebe computer has been cancelled and postponed the Acorn World show. Signed by Steve Turnbull.
 
 


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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH4627. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
 

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