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03-09-2007, 05:51 PM
Hi I just found this on ebay really close to where I live. Is this the A4000 that I have seen around here and that I should purchase if i can to run os 3.9 / 4 (if possible)?
Or am I being completely stupid and getting mixed up with the a4000 model? The case looks similar too...?
03-09-2007, 06:05 PM
Acorn Archimedes A4000 is not related to Amiga 4000.
03-09-2007, 06:18 PM
I thought that to be honest, Just wanted to check. Oh well, guess my a1200 search is still on. Would would be a good price for an un-modified a1200? someone local is selling one :)
03-09-2007, 07:29 PM
It depends where you are located. For instance, A1200s cost more in the US than in the UK.
03-09-2007, 07:40 PM
Ah, good old Archimedes! You could get it and play with the delights of RiscOS and built-in BBC BASIC! :-)
03-10-2007, 03:48 AM
Just sold my Achimedes A4000 on eBay for £20!
03-10-2007, 04:08 AM
RISC OS machines are very nice and there are some exciting things happening with this little-known computing platform. Firstly, computer hardware and the OS is still being actively developed. There's been a bit of "forking" with the OS, one of which is a major effort to open source the operating system (run by RISC OS Open Ltd). Firefox 2 has recently been ported (but don't even think of running that on an a4000 :) and there's a native, beautiful and very actively developed browser called Netsurf with CSS etc. It's great because there's a new release every day or so. Then there's a the killer apps such as Artworks, Techwriter and Sibellius which mean the machine is still very useful for productivity work. Games aren't too great but that's why I keep an a1200 under the bed. If you're wanting to use modern software and the internet on a RISC OS box, you'll need at least a StrongARM powered RiscPC, or better still get hold of a new IyonixPC or A9Home machine.
A couple of articles have been written in recent years comparing the RISC OS scene with that of the Amiga...
03-10-2007, 07:33 AM
nice one thanks for the posts :)
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