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Classic Archimedes technical bible republished online

Published: 26th Jan 2009, 19:42:10 | Permalink | Printable

A PDF conversion of the Van Somerens' formidable "Archimedes Operating System - A User's Guide" has been uploaded to the internet. Originally published in 1991, the 320-page tome revealed how the internal gubbins of the Acorn Archimedes and its operating systems (including an early RISC OS) worked - all in an easy to follow guide for novice and advanced programmers and computer hardware enthusiasts.

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I had that book but spent more time with asm book from the same series.

 is a RISC OS Userkillermike on 27/1/09 2:53AM
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This is an excellent resource and well worth a read. Thanks to whoever it was that made this available.

 is a RISC OS Userstevek on 27/1/09 5:01AM
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I never had that book, so it's good to finally see it, but I also had the ARM assembler book. It's where I first learned ARM coding, which has proved pretty useful in the years since.

 is a RISC OS Userninja on 27/1/09 5:17PM
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I am trying to read this but have not found a satifactory way of viewing it on RISC OS. !RiScript renders the text nicely but I get two errors on each page which have to be cancelled. !PDF is curious. It seems to paint the screen twice. The first time the text appears to be in a vector font, but then it is over-painted with a rough looking bit map font. ArtWorks wont load it because it runs out of memory.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 29/1/09 5:37PM
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The obvious alternative choice would be Ghostscript/GView.

 is a RISC OS Userhubersn on 29/1/09 7:12PM
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Tick either the "No text" or "No images" option in !PDF's Display menu. That should do the trick.

 is a RISC OS UserRaeddie on 29/1/09 7:56PM
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Thanks, with "No images" ticked the book displays nicely in Trinity font. It seems the book was set with Palatino but the font was not imbedded.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 30/1/09 12:30PM
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