Acorn Risc PC 600
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The Risc PC (codenamed Medusa) was Acorn Computer's next generation RISC OS/Acorn RISC Machine computer, launched in 1994, which superseded the Acorn Archimedes.
Like the Archimedes, the Risc PC continued the practice of having the RISC OS operating system in a ROM module. Risc PC augmented the ROM-based core OS with a disk-based directory structure containing configuration information, and some applications which had previously been kept in ROM.
Further infoirmation is available at http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org.uk/Computers/RiscPC600.html
This RISC PC was owned by Neil Raine who was the author of classic Acornsoft games including 'Planetoid', 'Hopper' and also wrote the 'Meteors' game and large parts of the RISC OS font manager.
While at Acorn, he had a hand in the design of the ARM, contributed to the RISC OS window manager and font manager, and later worked on database DataPower for Iota Software and most recently at EMB in Shelford. The machine was very kindly donated by his widow Frances.
It has a serial number of 72-ACB45-1011118 and is complete with keyboard & mouse
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