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Archive - the magazine for RISC OS users

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DVD23 is now in preparation: the entire contents of Archive since 1987 up to the end of volume 23, fully linked and indexed.

RISC OS is a computer operating system used on Acorn Archimedes computers and their successors. Today’s post-Acorn developers offer up-to-date machines with names such as Titanium, ArmX6, Rapido and the popular Raspberry Pi.

RISC OS is the original operating system for the ARM processor – the Acorn Risc Machine – which Acorn invented in 1986 specifically to power its Archimedes. Today the ARM is by far the most popular microprocessor on the planet.

With its drag’n’drop desktop and vector graphics from day one, RISC OS is neither Microsoft Windows nor Macintosh nor Linux nor Android, and its regular users much prefer it for its ease of use, consistency and stability. (RISC OS can run on these other platforms by means of an emulator.)

Archive magazine has been published ever since 1987 in support of RISC OS. It is a membership magazine; all articles are written by and for fellow members.

  • September 2021: PDFs of Archive 25:4 are now being sent to those with PDF-only subscriptions, as well as to those who requested PDFs with their print sub. Print issues will be dispatched ASAP. Subscribe now!