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 Acorn Computers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Acorn's BBC Micro computer dominated the UK educational computer market during the 1980s and early 1990s, drawing many comparisons with Apple in the U.S. Though the company was broken up into several independent operations in 2000, it leaves an impressive legacy, particularly in the development of RISC personal computers.
Even from the time of the Atom, Acorn were considering how to move on from the 6502 processor: the 16-bit Acorn Communicator developed in 1982 using the 65816 being a key example.
Acorn was in real trouble: by the end of the year it had 250,000 unsold Electrons on its hands, which had all been paid for and needed to be stored – at additional expense.
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 acorn, ltd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Acorn Computers Ltd. was a computer company founded in 1978 by Herman Hauser in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.
Later, Chris Curry joined Acorn, and they produced a number of computer models over the next decade and would go on to create their own CPU before being bought by Olivetti in 1991.
The System 1 (originally known simply as the Acorn Microcomputer) was a very small machine built on two cards, one with an LED display, cassette interface, and keypad, and the other with the rest of the computer (including the CPU).
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 Acorn, Ltd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Acorn Computers Ltd. was a computer company founded in 1978 by Hermann Hauser in Cambridge in England.
Later, Chris Curry joined Acorn from their Cambridge rivals Sinclair Radionics, and they produced a number of computer models over the next decade and would go on to create their own CPU before being bought by Olivetti in 1991.
In 1980 the engineers at Acorn took the internals of the System 3 and placed them inside the case of an external keyboard, creating a quite typical setup for an inexpensive home computer of the early 80s era — this one the relatively successful Acorn Atom.
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 Acorn, Ltd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Acorn Computers Ltd. was a computer company founded in 1978 by Herman Hauser in Cambridge in England.
The AcornSystem 1 (originally known simply asthe Acorn Microcomputer) was designed by Sophie Wilson.It was a very small machine built on two cards, one (shown right) with an LED display,keypad, and cassette interface (the circuitry to the left of the keypad), and the other with the rest of the computer (includingthe CPU).
The BBC awarded Acorn the contract after seeing the prototype Proton (as well as lesser offerings from othervendors), and the machine was renamed the BBC Micro in November 1981.
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 Acorn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
An acorn is the fruit of the oak tree.
Acorns take about 6 or 18 months (depending on the species) to mature and appear only on adult trees, and thus are often a symbol of patience and the fruition of long, hard labor.
A German folktale has a farmer outwit Satan, to whom he has promised his soul, by asking for a reprieve until his first crop is harvested; he plants acorns and has several years to enjoy first.
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 4Reference || Acorn, Ltd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The System 1 (originally known simply as the Acorn Microcomputer) was a very small machine built on two cards, one with an Light-emitting diode display and hexpad, and the other with the rest of the computer (including the Central_processing_unit).
In 1983 Acorn asked Intel for a sample Intel 80286 processor, and Intel refused.
As a result of this refusal, and dissatisfaction with other cpu options such as the Motorola Motorola 68000, a team was set up within Acorn, led by Roger Wilson and Steve Furbur, to try and develop a RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Chip) processor.
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 Acorn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
By analogy with the shape in language the word also refers to a of wood keeping the vane on the The etymology of the word (earlier akerne and acharn) is discussed in the Oxford English Dictionary.
Acorns take about 6 or 24 months on the species) to mature and appear on adult trees and thus are often symbol of patience and the fruition of long hard For example an English proverb states that Great oaks from little acorns grow urging the listener to wait for of a project or idea.
Her curriculum was so effective that I consistently scored in the 99th percentile for reading comprehension on all standardized tests, including the SAT and the...
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 Acorn Computers Ltd. - FOLDOC Definition
Acorn was founded on 1978-12-05, on a kitchen table in a back room.
In April 1984 Acorn won the Queen's Award for Technology for the BBC Micro and in September 1985 Olivetti took a controlling interest in Acorn.
With 1992 revenues of 48.2 million pounds, Acorn Computers was the premier supplier of Information Technology products to UK education and had been the leading provider of 32-bit RISC based personal computers since 1987.
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Acorn Computers Limited is part of the Acorn Computer Group plc, which went public on the USM in 1983.
Acorn has already established a number of highly successful joint initiatives with major players, including Novell, Apple, Psion and Kodak, and the Risc PC now opens up the field for wider opportunities on the international stage.
Acorn and multimedia -------------------- Acorn has consistently been a pioneer in the development of multimedia, >from the earliest days of the BBC Micro, with sound, colour and graphics, to the latest innovations in full motion video and in the natural integration of CD-ROM technology with computers.
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 Connections to Acorn Computers Ltd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
However, the Acorn community (in common users of all kinks of other computers) has been experiencing difficulties in adjusting to the radical changes the internet is in the process of wreaking on the world.
The algorithmic texture proposals made in these documents are essentially high-end proposals, and while it is not doubted here that a base of Acorn based computers could be instrumental in their implementation, it must be confessed that these ideas are of a far lower priority than (for example) the essential support for Frames and Java.
The Acorn computer group is one of a number of organisations capable of implementing the proposals outlined here; indeed, Netscape and even Microsoft must realistically be judged to be in a better position to implement a web textures standard.
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 Serebella Contents Acorn, Ltd---Ad-lib   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Anglo Saxon æcern, from æcer field, acre; akin to Dutch aker acorn, German ecker, Icelandic akarn, Danish agern, Gothic 𐌰𐌺𐍂𐌰𐌽 (akran) "fruit", 𐌰𐌺𐍂𐍃 (akrs) "field"; — originally fruit of the field.
The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule.
The involucre or cup in which the acorn is fixed.
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 About Acorn computers and ARM processors
As time went by, Acorn were able to sign contracts with various major companies, with a positive overall effect on their share price, e.g.
Acorn also introduced the A7000 (followed later by the A7000+), a cut-down version of the RiscPC with only one processor card slot, only one SIMM slot, VRAM soldered to the motherboard and a lower price.
RISC OS Ltd, a company whose goal it was to license RISC OS from Acorn/Element 14 and to continue with its development.
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 Acorn Management Ltd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Acorn Alternatives Ltd is a new company to the UK market supplying a range of foods that allow everyone to meet the constant demands to eat healthily without boredom or feeling that you are depriving yourself.
We strive to ensure that all of the ingredients in our range are free from artificial colours or flavourings; we have introduced a portion control of 25g for our Gummi Bears to allow parental guidance as to the levels that children consume.
Acorn Alternatives along with our parent company Acorn Management (UK) Ltd will never use any nasties in their products and will always guarantee satisfaction to their customers.
www.acorn-management.co.uk   (236 words)

  
 The history of the ARM CPU
Acorn's initial success was sealed when the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) commissioned a new home computer model from the company to be sold as the BBC Microcomputer, to tie in with a public computer education programme shown on BBC television in the UK.
Acorn had no replacement computer to offer customers who felt that the BBC Micro and its derivatives were old technology and not as good as the newer machines which were more clearly aimed at the business market, and much more highly specified than Acorn's models.
Acorn had launched a cut-down version of the BBC Micro to be sold into the home market, but it came too late to capitalize on the boom, and Acorn was left with large stocks of unsold machines.
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 Acorn Computers Ltd. from FOLDOC
Acorn was founded 5th December 1978, on a kitchen table in a back room.
With 1992 revenues of 48.2 million pounds, Acorn Computers is the premier supplier of information technology products to UK education and has been the leading provider of 32-bit RISC based personal computers since 1987.
Acorn works with industry partners, users and software developers to provide products for the education, consumer, publishing and international markets.
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 Yet another computer museum - Acorn Atom
Acorn entered the emerging home computer market with a consumer version of their Systems 2 to 4A.
By integrating the basics of these systems onto one board and placing it in the keyboard, the Atom was born.
RISCOS Ltd. and element-14 are decendants of the late Acorn Computer Ltd. Don't bother to look for Atom or even BBC info.
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Acorn Computers Ltd. have been manufacturing computers and writing operating systems since 1978.
Acorn are a small (on the order of 250 employees) computer company based in Cambridge, England.
For several years now, Acorn's main products have been based around a RISC processor called the ARM (this used to stand for "Acorn RISC Machine", but since then the bit of Acorn that made the ARM has split off from the main company, and the "A" now stands for "Advanced").
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 Acorn Fashions, Carefully made workwear for the professional, corporate clothing.
Acorn Fashions, Carefully made workwear for the professional, corporate clothing.
James Wallace is Managing Director of Acorn Fashions Ltd. and has more than 30 years experience in the clothing industry.
He has created all the designs for our exciting new range of uniforms and corporate wear, and leads a very successful, handpicked team at his production plant in Wexford, where customer satisfaction is a top priority.
www.acornfashions.ie   (116 words)

  
 Acorn Hardas Ltd - Kirkby in Ashfield - All Industry - - Acorn Hardas Ltd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Acorn Hardas is a specialist surface engineering company with historic emphasis on Hard Anodising of parts for Aerospace & Defence.
Acorn has a work force of over 90 and is continuing to expand.
Acorn Hardas is part of Aalberts Industries Material Technologies (AIMT), a Dutch based international industrial services group.
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 Acorn Packaging Ltd
Acorn Packaging is a manufacturer of corrugated packaging, based at Eccleshall, near to Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford in Staffordshire.
We are a small team of people dedicated to creating and maintaining good communication and information flow between our customers, production processes, and transport functions.
Acorn Packaging uses a fully computerized system to organize and schedule work through the factory.
www.acornpackaging.com   (113 words)

  
 Acorn Restorations UK - Architectural Metalwork, Fabrication and Restoration
Acorn Restorations Ltd was established in 1995 and specialises in the design, fabrication, restoration and installation of high quality architectural metalwork.
Although the company name implies an architectural metalwork restoration service, much work carried out is for new design and fabrication projects where architects wish to replicate the use of the designs and use of materials developed over the past two centuries.
For details of architectural metalwork restoration and fabrication projects by Acorn Restorations through out the UK please visit our projects page.
www.acornrestorations.co.uk   (231 words)

  
 Home - ACORN - Australian College of Operating Room Nurses
We invite input from individual members, all Local Association of ACORN and Health Care Facilities representing the impact that the draft proposals, if implemented will have on the future type of workforce providing perioperative services over the next ten years.
We would also encourage you to put submissions in separately to the commission to ensure your complete input is heard.
ACORN is advocating Rock Art t-shirts as our national dress at all up-coming international conferences including the Worlds, AORN and AfPP(NATN).   Sizes range from 16 to 22, and all t-shirts are only a very low $15 each which includes GST, postage and handling.
www.acorn.org.au   (828 words)

  
 ACORN members wishing to offer their skills to assist Tsunami victims - ACORN - Australian College of Operating Room ...
ACORN members wishing to offer their skills to assist Tsunami victims
ACORN is pleased to provide the following information for any members or their colleagues considering offering their services to assist Tsunami victims.
Centrelink is developing a list of volunteers for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and has asked nurses calling this number to have their current passport details available, and also information about their specific skills and areas of expertise.
www.acorn.org.au /index.php/content/view/47/1   (137 words)

  
 Acorn, Ltd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This effort led to the ARM (RISC Machine">Acorn RISC Machine) chip.
The operating system developed for Phoebe (codename Ursula or RISC OS 4) was made available to Risc PC users by OS Ltd.">RISC OS Ltd.[?], which licenced the operating system, and continues to develop, support and sell RISC OS today.
All is still licensed under the GNU FDL.
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 Acorn Labels - Label suppliers, on-roll and sheet labels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Acorn Labels are specialist suppliers of labels, predominantly on-roll but more recently in sheet format.
We pride ourselves in offering a high level of customer service, speedy delivery and all at a good price as well.
I will be surprised if Acorn cannot reduce your packaging bill.
www.acornlabels.co.uk   (154 words)

  
 British Acorn Co., Ltd.
Formed in 1997 British Acorn Co., Ltd. Thailand provide marketing and distribution services across ASEAN countries for a range of quality products related to the automotive, construction, FRP (fiber reinforced plastics SMC / BMC) and street furniture industries.
Management consultancy services are also provided to support companies interested in market entry in the region.
British Acorn has affiliated offices in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.
www.britishacorn.com   (66 words)

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