RISC OS Books

The following is a list of RISC OS Books in the Centre for Computing History collection. It is not an exhaustive list of and other books may have been published. If you have a book that you would like to donate to our collection, please view our donations page.

There are 3 RISC OS Books in our collection :
Order By : Title - Release Date - Publisher
The Acorn Companion Date: 1994 The Acorn Companion

Finding a computer manual pitched at the right level can be a difficult job. Many are pitched too high and are hard to understand, some fall at the other end of the scale and just do not contain all the answers needed. This book is aimed directly at the average classroom teacher or non-specialist IT Coordinator who needs to know enough to use the computer, solve any problems they encounter and keep things running smoothly, but doesn't want to spend every waking hour pawing through jargon-filled manuals. As well as helping with the 'basics', this book also has a comprehensive guide to common problems which occur, and their solutions, as well as quick reference/ start guides to many of the commonly used pieces of software in education.

Publisher: Northwest SEMERC
Author: Geoff Love

Network Acorn Date: 1994 Network Acorn

This book is aimed at anyone who is considering linking a number of Acorn computers.
Tucked into the book, but not part of it, are 2 laminated data sheets:
- Installing the network card A3020 and A4000, Published by Acorn Technical Publications Department, part number 0484,481, Issue 2 January 1994
- Connecting Up an Acorn Access network, Published by Acorn Technical Publications Department, part number 0484,453, Issue 1 December 1993

Publisher: Northwest SEMERC
Author: Geoff Preston

WIMP Programming for All on Acorn RISC Computers Date: 1992 WIMP Programming for All on Acorn RISC Computers

A major feature of Acorn's RISC computers is the RISC OS operating system and the support it provides to programmers writing multi-tasking Desktop applications. This book provides Basic programmers with a complete introduction to all the techniques involved in writing multi-tasking Wimp programs to run within the RISC OS Desktop environment. No prior knowledge of the Wimp is assumed and the tutorial style of the book will enable all programmers to understand the concepts involved and to develop their skills in writing high quality programs for Acorn's RISC machines.

An accompanying disc, containing all the example programs described in the book, and additional applications, is available for £4.95 (inc. VAT) direct from the publishers. Our copy in the collection contains this accompanying 3.5" Floppy Disk.

Publisher: RISC Developments Ltd.
Author: Lee Calcraft and Alan Wrigley

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