Acorn User - November 1988

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Acorn's pull back into profit this year.  At Econet '88  it demonstrated it hasn't forgotten networks.  The Acorn stand at the PC show, was crowded with potential paying customers.  Acorn had invited hardware and software companies to share the stand to back up its claim that Archimedes software is available.  It worked but what may have put a few off was the presence of a solitary Master 128. Acorn are still selling more Masters than Arcs.
UNIX on networks
New Arc operating system, Micronet drop software
Comms Column
Reader Service
Competition Results
Education news
Pixel perfect from AVP, Oak parametric design, COMX plotter, Viewcard
Joe's Jottings
A menu driven compiler is the simplest way to put together crosswords
Files to go
David Lawrence proposes a standard file format to ease transfer between Arc word processors
Life on the Line
'One dimensional cellular automata'
Back from the brink
Carol Atack's history of Acorn, from near bankruptcy to recovery with the Master 128
Games Page
Revving up for Christmas
Games Reviews
The Empire Strikes Back, Pipeline on the Beeb and Terramex on the Archimedes
Preview of this year's megagame from Superior software
Designer software
Techno CAD for the Master, Archimedes Autosketch - two new CAD packages
Painting by numbers
Minerva's GammaPlot and presented from Liongenuity
Free form filing
TFR, an Arc database system for writers and academics
Tough at the top
Chairman of the Board
Snatching Screens
4Mation's screen grabber, pixel editor and printer dump utility
Apple plug into schools
Portable power
The Z88 is worthwhile companion for a BBC Micro, but is it a useful tool in schools?
Hints & Tips
Advice on ADFS, a graphical memory map, dates in Wordwise
Arc Agora
How to read IBM or Atari ST discs. Also tak update and how to load palette files
Includes a letter from IDG announcing that the Acorn Phoebe computer has been cancelled and postponed the Acorn World show. Signed by Steve Turnbull.

Publication Date : 27th May 2009

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH4627. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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