Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd May 2012 12:02 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Hardware, Embedded Systems "When Tudor Brown stepped down as president of ARM Holdings earlier this month, he left behind one of Britain's and indeed the world's, most successful technology companies." Thanks for a fantastic architecture. The technology world would be poorer for it without ARM.
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by smashIt on Tue 22nd May 2012 12:04 UTC
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the link doesn't work

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by MOS6510 on Tue 22nd May 2012 12:05 UTC
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The link is fixed!

Sadly I have never used an Archimedes, but for a couple of years it was known as a super computer. I used to wonder how fast that would be compared to my Commodore 64.

A friend of mine had an Acorn Electron, which was a pretty cool machine. Great BASIC and very sturdy physically. Too bad it lacked joystick ports, you needed an extra interface add-on to connect them.

Edited 2012-05-22 12:17 UTC

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ARM is good!
by bloodline on Tue 22nd May 2012 13:25 UTC
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We used to use the Archimedes at school, is certainly had an impressive amount of CPU grunt... But was let down by its odd (personal opinion) operating system and poor graphics/audio performance... The comparable Amiga was stronger in the graphics/audio areas and despite the weaker CPU, was able to do much more exciting software ;)

I also preferred the Amiga operating system, despite using RiscOS first... In fact for a whole year before AmigaOS.

Edited 2012-05-22 13:25 UTC

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RE: ARM is good!
by helf on Tue 22nd May 2012 16:02 UTC in reply to "ARM is good!"
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I had a Risc PC 700 for awhile and it was really neat. But, yeah, I never cared much for riscos. It was... Odd. Even back in its day.

Edited 2012-05-22 16:03 UTC

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