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Announced in 1995, Acorn's SchoolServer was on of their first products to be based on IBM's PowerPC technology. It came pre-installed with Microsoft SchoolServer architecture, based on the Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5 network operating system. Acorn OmniClient could be installed on Acorn RISC OS client computers enabling connection to Acorn SchoolServer. Acorn, Apple and PC clients were available, allowing users to store and retrieve files on Acorn SchoolServer in an integrated IT environments.
"The Acorn SchoolServer provides a complete fileserver solution to meet schools' networking needs, with the capability to consolidate curriculum and administration networks. It uses powerful Risc based hardware server, offering high performance, reliability and expansion capability, that comes supplied with Microsoft Windows NT software, offering the latest in advanced server software. The Acorn SchoolServer can also be supplied with Acorn OmniClient which is unique in offering the advantages of integrated networking in a mixed environment of RISC OS, Apple Mac, PC and Unix-based network stations, and gives a consistent user interface to Acorn and other network servers."
Manufacturer: Acorn Ltd
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