RiscPC 20th anniversary software sale from R_Comp
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April 15th represents the 20th birthday of Acorn’s RiscPC computer, launched back in 1994. The RiscPC was an iconic machine for all of us, and was ultimately the pinnacle of Acorn’s computer technology, surpassed only by the unreleased Phoebe.
Although the RiscPC wasn’t the final Acorn computer to be released (the A7000 and various network computers followed), it’s inherent upgradability allowed it to host the StrongArm processor, making the RiscPC Acorn’s most powerful computer. This has allowed the RiscPC to have a lifespan that other computers can only dream of – many RiscPCs (including some at the R-Comp office) are still providing real-world usefulness 20 years on.
So, to celebrate, we’re offering 20% (1% for every year) off our R-Comp / RCI software (products over 10ukp in value) when ordered via our !Store download service. To use !Store, download it from http://www.plingstore.org.uk/ and off you go. When ordering, you’ll have the option to enter special instructions – use the code RISCPC20 to receive your discount (will occur at billing – price will appear normal until we charge your card).
If you want something that’s not on !Store, please phone us on 01925 755043 and quote the code, and I’m sure we’ll be able to help out.
This deal runs until the end of April.
The brilliant thing about the RiscPC is that (assuming you have RISC OS 4) it’ll still run all the latest software! So, you’ll be able to
download the programs from !Store, and still run them on your 20year old machines 🙂 Of course, if you choose to run them on more recent post-Acorn kit, that’s great too 🙂
Best wishes, and Happy Birthday RiscPC!
PS, we’ll have more RiscPC birthday announcements over the next few days/weeks as we’ve been looking forward to this for months here at R-Comp. I have “Acorn RiscPC beer” on my shelf in the office – marked “Premium Quality” – I’m half tempted to open it to celebrate, but 20yr old beer…?
22 Robert Moffat, High Legh, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6PS
Tel: 01925 755043 Fax: 01925 757377 http://www.rcomp.co.uk