WELCOME TO THE COMP.SYS.ACORN FAQ MONTHLY UPDATE.
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WELCOME TO THE COMP.SYS.ACORN.* FAQ MONTHLY UPDATE.
This database comprises answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions on the popular Acorn Usenet newsgroup hierarchy, and is maintained by Paul Vigay.
A text based version of this web site is posted to comp.sys.acorn.announce and comp.sys.news.answers on a monthly basis.
This text version consists of four parts of up to 50K each, broken down into the following segments;
Part 1 - Index & section 1 (33K)
Part 2 - sections 2, 3 & 4 (43K)
Part 3 - sections 5, 6, 7 & 8 (49K)
Part 4 - sections 9, 10, 11 & 12 (50K)
If you have any queries, or would like to suggest a new question, please contact me by emailing csa-faq-nospam [at] vigay.com
Last alterations: 29th Dec 2003
* Tidied up section on differences between RISC OS versions (section 1)
* Updated Q1.2 What kind of Acorn machines are there? to include Iyonix info.
* Added new question - Difference between RISC OS 4 & 5 (renumbered section 1)
* Updated Q1.10 What is the current status of Linux for Acorn machines?
* Updated Q7.7 Where can I advertise second hand Acorn kit?
* Fixed miscellaneous broken web links.
Contained below is a list of the most commonly asked questions about Acorn machines in the comp.sys.acorn hierarchy. Before posting to comp.sys.acorn.*, if you are new to the groups, check to see if your question(s) are already answered below. Corrections and/or additions to the list should be sent to csa-faq-nospam at vigay.com and I'll try to update the main FAQ as soon as possible....
This FAQ is posted monthly to comp.sys.acorn.misc, comp.sys.acorn.announce, comp.answers and news.answers.
For Web browsers out there, the FAQ home page is http://www.vigay.com/csafaq/. This will always contain the latest version of the FAQ.
Lastly this FAQ is maintained by Paul Vigay. Most of it is copyright Philip R. Banks who created it and maintained it until I took over from him on 1st Dec 1998. Obviously as time progresses and I manage to update and revise sections then copyright will gradually become more and more mine. However, the aim of this FAQ is to share information and help newcomers to the Acorn scene, therefore permission is granted for free distribution of the entire list or quoted segments of it.
If you wish to include segments of the list into other documents then proper attribution must be performed and if you wish to include a part of the list, or the list in full, in any commercial product then express permission must be obtained from myself.
Index of Questions
The questions have been categorised loosely into related sections, in an effort to make finding the desired information simpler and quicker.
Section 1 - Hardware and Operating Systems
Q1.1) What is an Acorn machine?
Q1.2) What kind of Acorn machines are there?
Q1.3) What versions of the ARM processors are there?
Q1.4) What are the differences between RISC OS 2 and RISC OS 3?
Q1.5) What are the differences between RISC OS 3.5 and RISC OS 3.6?
Q1.6) What are the differences between RISC OS 3.6 and RISC O