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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Archimedes  \Ar`chi*me"des\,  n.  (Paleon.) 
  An  extinct  genus  of  Bryzoa  characteristic  of  the 
  subcarboniferous  rocks.  Its  form  is  that  of  a  screw. 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Archimedes 
 
    A  family  of  {microcomputers}  produced  by  {Acorn 
  Computers},  Cambridge,  UK  The  Archimedes,  launched  in  June 
  1987,  was  the  first  {RISC}  based  {personal  computer} 
  (predating  {Apple  Computer}'s  {Power  Mac}  by  some  seven 
  years).  It  uses  the  {Advanced  RISC  Machine}  (ARM)  processor 
  and  includes  Acorn's  {multitasking}  {operating  system}  and 
  {graphical  user  interface},  {RISC  OS}  on  {ROM},  along  with  an 
  interpreter  for  Acorn's  enhanced  {BASIC},  {BASIC  V}. 
 
  The  Archimedes  was  designed  as  the  successor  to  Acorn's 
  sucessful  {BBC  Microcomputer}  series  and  includes  some 
  backward  compatibility  and  a  {6502}  {emulator}.  Several 
  utilities  are  included  free  on  disk  (later  in  ROM)  such  as  a 
  {text  editor},  paint  and  draw  programs.  Software  emulators 
  are  also  available  for  the  {IBM  PC}  as  well  as  add-on  {Intel} 
  processor  cards. 
 
  There  have  been  several  series  of  Archimedes:  A300,  A400, 
  A3000,  A5000,  A4000  and  {RISC  PC}. 
 
  {Usenet  FAQ 
  (ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/acorn/)}. 
  {Archive  site  list 
  (http://www.cs.vu.nl/~gerben/acorn/acorn-archives.txt)}. 
  {HENSA  archive  (ftp://micros.hensa.ac.uk/)}.  {Stuttgart 
  archive  (ftp://ftp.uni-stuttgart.de/pub/systems/acorn)}. 
 
  See  also  {Crisis  Software},  {Warm  Silence  Software}. 
 
  (1998-04-03) 
 
 




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