Acorn User - February 1989

EDITORIAL
 
Acorn releases its Unix system and RISC OS, arranges support and backup for Unix and gives advice to software writers for RISC OS.  RISC OS gives software writers the stable platform they have been waiting for.  It makes the machine a viable alternative to the PC or Mac for doing real work.  a 305 is not happy with RISC OS, and 1Mb machines begin to look cramped with a decent RAMFS, font cache and two 250k application programs.
 
NEWS
 
Unix machine launched
Arc to star on TV, BBC micros in sport
 
Comms Column
Customer Hotline
Education News
Preview
Citezen's latest 180E printer, Fourier analysis software from Armadillo and Pineapple's ADU - ad advanced disc utility ROM
Noticeboard
Reader Service
Blunderbox
RISC OS Special
 
FEATURES
 
Measuring up
 
Inside Story
Tony Benn at home.  What his family and staff do with his 7 BBC Micros
 
Drawing conclusions
The final instalment on Archimedes GKS graphics
 
Wired up
How to link up different types of micros and swapping data between machines.  IBM Pcs, Apple Macintoshes, Atari Sts and Z88s are all covered
 
All in the sheet
Children find spreadsheets useful
 
REVIEWS
 
Games Page
 
Games Reviews
Colosus 4 bridge from CDS, Impacts Zenon and Jet Fighter from Archimedes specialists Minerva
 
Print Alternatives
Ink jets and liquid crystal shutters
 
Storing up
SupaStore - a databace that allows multi-user work on an Econet
Doing the Circuit
the latest printed circuit board design package for the Archimedes
 
The Family Way
Construct your family tree using Pineapple's Design program
 
EDUCATION
 
News
Science teaching debate
 
Hidden Powers
Some spreadsheets that can be used in the classroom
 
REGULARS
 
Hints & Tips
How to print out your address labels and a cheap way to getting an OverView
 
Arc Agora
Getting smoother sprites and perfecting screendumping
 
 


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