The Acorn Computers Ltd Archives
This section of the website includes archive materials from Acorn Computers Ltd (1979-1998).
A quick history
Acorn Computers Ltd didn't start maintaining an FTP space until late in the day. Instead one of it's most active employee's, Dave Walker, started assembling an FTP resource in June 1995 that could be used by Acorn staff, dealers and customers. The FTP site was maintained and enlarged until September 1998 when Acorn Computers Ltd was dissolved.
After the dust cloud had settled a new company, RISCOS Ltd, took over development of RISC OS and also took over the hosting of the FTP site. RISCOS Ltd hosted the FTP site totally unchanged from 1998 to 2013. When 3QD Developments Ltd took over the responsibility of looking after RISC OS we decided to 'spruce up' the FTP site.
The original site included software downloads, promotional materials, technical support articles and more besides. We decided to split the site up and arrange the software downloads by RISC OS version and make these available via the various product pages of this website. The written documents have been moved here into the archive.
Once we started sifting through the files it became obvious that some work needed to be done. Many files were compressed in archive formats not commonly used by RISC OS and most of the files had lost their RISC OS filetypes. We have worked through the entire archive, converting text files to html, rebuilding archives into ZIP format and correcting missing file information. Hopefully this will make the archive more useful and help ensure it's kept alive for another 25 years.
Aaron Timbrell (3QD Developments Ltd)
Acorn Document Archive
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The Clan was launched by Acorn in 1994, it was a 'club' for users of Acorn equipment. The members paid a single fee for lifetime membership and received newsletters, beta test versions of applications and could buy various Acorn branded products such as mugs, pens and t-shirts.
Acorn Clan disc archive
Product information for dealers and the press
Safety information for Acorn products
Acorn Datasheets for the RiscPC 600
Circuit diagrams for some Acorn products
Brochures for various Acorn Products
For dealers and developers
Customer Hotline Articles
Application Notes for Developers
FCO (Field Change Orders)
Acorn computers Ltd year 2000 compliance
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