Acorn User - December 1988

EDITORIAL
 
Acorn enters a new phase.  The UNIX-based work station will be arriving soon.  IBM, Apple, DEC and hewlett Packard are all getting involved.  How will Acorn Survive?  The ARM chip will help and a work station is the sort of machine ARM wasa intended for.
 
NEWS
 
Acorn goes for UNIX
Arc helps win maths prize, wargames and weather
 
Comms Column
Noticeboard
Reader Service
Competition Results
Blunderbox
Education news
Preview
Master Advanced Reference manual, Beeb to Arc serial transfer by Brainsoft and discounted cash-flow tutorials from RBRC
 
FEATURES
 
ARC GKS Graphics
Guy Martin and Gary Phillips introduce the GKS standard and begin a library for the Arc
 
Plotter Quality Dumps
Double the quality of your BBC Micro screen dumps with Michael Geller's routine
 
Crisis Cure
How you can cure bad FS Maps on ADFS, plus compact all your files
 
ARM, ARX and ARC
Carol Attack concludes her hsitory of Acorn with the tale of Acorn's RISC chip and its operating systems
 
Education
Adventure games
 
REVIEWS
 
Games Page
 
Games Reviews
Minerva's Planetoid clone Orion, Summer Olympiad from Tynesoft and Superior's Fair Means or Foul
 
Serial Software
Archimedes Hearsay and Arcter 601
 
Sign of the times
Wight Scientific Signwriter is great for printing banners
 
Iceberg ahoy!
The Titanic tragedy is the focus of ESM's schoolroom software
 
Taking account
Apricote's Account Book
 
The BBC Top 100
 
EDUCATION
 
News
Software publishers in turmoil over PC standard
 
Adventurous teaching
 
REGULARS
 
Competition
A Hybrid Music 5000 and 4000, plus five Music 5000 Junior synthesisers to be won
 
Hints & Tips
Eight colours in mode 1, lower case keyboards in Basic and a PrtSc upgrade by David Atherton
 
Arc Agora
David Acton presents a printer filter module, plus more on podules and saving palette files 
 


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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH4628. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
 

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