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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal
    They kinda got on my nerves for one reason or another.
    Blasphemy! Handy thing about them in schools is that the OS (RISC OS) was stored on a ROM, so that the kids couldn't tamper with it.

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    RISC-OS ruled.
    Seriously. I loved that OS.
    Much better response! I wish they had been more successful, although one part that I forget the name of is still going strong (the bit that designs processors I think).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_w
    so that the kids couldn't tamper with it.
    Thats probably what annoyed me.

    I remember getting a win95 machine in year 6. I was the one that taught the teachers to play that wicked skiing game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_w
    Much better response! I wish they had been more successful, although one part that I forget the name of is still going strong (the bit that designs processors I think).
    ARM (Advanced Risc Machines)

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    hehe nice thread... i had a BBC Micro were you had to type to games in as commands 0|_|) $|<()()|_ will live on

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    I feel the need for a bit of cross-linkage

    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.p...ghlight=garage

    386 co-pro was a 387 IIRC

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