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The Icon Bar: General: Working name for the Risc PC
 
  Working name for the Risc PC
  (15:03 14/5/2002)
  monkeyson (15:35 14/5/2002)
  rich (15:42 14/5/2002)
    moss (14:58 15/6/2002)
      mfrissen (14:58 15/6/2002)
        moss (14:58 15/6/2002)
      [mentat] (14:58 15/6/2002)
        moss (14:58 15/6/2002)
      RevinKevin (14:58 15/6/2002)
 
moss Message #4444, posted at 15:03, 14/5/2002
Unregistered user What was it? And does anyone know any other names that were considered before settling on Risc PC?
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monkeyson Message #4445, posted at 15:35, 14/5/2002, in reply to message #4444
Unregistered user Medusa?
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rich Message #4446, posted at 15:42, 14/5/2002, in reply to message #4444
Unregistered user Can't remember where I got this from, but it might be interesting...

Acorn Codenames Exposed and Explained



Now there's an impressive title and with the expectations created by such a
title I am left with little choice but to dive straight into this daring
exposť without further ado.


Avon
The A3000
Either Acorn where following the age old tradition of
using rivers as codenames or they where some serious Blake's
Seven fans.
Perth
The A4
Obviously Acorn where in an Australian city name mood
when they codenamed the A4 and it's child, the A5000. Could
this have anything to do with the fact that Microsoft
codenamed Windows 93 (as it was to be) and the NT version to
be released in parallel after cities in the US? (This is a
genuine question, does anyone know?)
Brisbane
The A5000
Fox
A540
Adelaide
The A3010 with mezzanine board
Again, Australian cities. It's possible that Adelaide
refered the the mezzanine board only.
Heron 'C'
The A3010 with ARM250
Heron 'E'
The A3020
Medusa
The Risc PC
So called as originally it was to be a multiple-processor
system. Madusa was the ancient Greek Gorgon with snakes
instad of hair. The multiple-processors beeing analegous to
the many snakes growing out of Madusa's bonce.
The other thing Madusa was capable of was turning
people to stone with a glance. There have been no reports
of actual petrification but try telling that to the friends
and families of enthusiastic programmers.
Roadrunner
The A4000
Beep-Beep!
Aquarius
The C/C++ programming environment
Aquarious carries the can as does C/C++ whenever people
want want to bitch about the state of the market. Just an
unfortunate coincidence I think.
Project Black
Risc OS 3.60
The major improvement in this release was the improved
filecore which allowed partitions of greater than 512MB.
Phileas
The first generation of the Acorn web browser
Named after the famous Victorian adventurer Philias Fogg
who circumnavigated the Earth in 80 days.
Phoenix
The second genration of the Acorn web browser
One of many development versions. This one is used
largely to test out new interface ideas and the more unusual
configuration options.
Phoebe
The Risc PC Mk II
Named after Phoebe Buffet from the US sit-com
Friends. Phoebies main characteristic is to be
slightly off the wall in everything she does. Unfortunately
we never did find out what bearing this had on the final
machine as Acorn killed the workstations devision before it
was completed.
Ursula
Risc OS 3.8
The version of Risc OS developed for the Risc PC Mk II.
In Friends Phoebe has a sister called Ursula.
Rachel
StrongARM processor card
Would you credit it, another part of the Phoebe project.
Chandler
IOMD2
Again part of the Phoebe project.
Monica
PCI bridge
The system which was to bridge PCI onto the podule bus
for Phoebe.
Galileo
The next generation operating system
Supporting all the things a modern operating system
should have plus a few new things too.
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moss Message #4447, posted at 14:58, 15/6/2002, in reply to message #4446
Unregistered user One of the most interesting posts I have read in a long time smile Thanks!
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mfrissen Message #4448, posted at 14:58, 15/6/2002, in reply to message #4447
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One of the most interesting posts I have read in a long time smile Thanks!

So, today you've had two great experiences:
1) the most cynical post in a long time
2) the most interesting post in a long time

hmm.. what's next grin

[Edited by mfrissen at 16:32, 14/5/2002]

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moss Message #4449, posted at 14:58, 15/6/2002, in reply to message #4448
Unregistered user
hmm.. what's next grin
Sexiest post?

Cuddlebunny?

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I don't have tourettes you're just a cun Message #4450, posted by [mentat] at 14:58, 15/6/2002, in reply to message #4447
[mentat]Fear is the mind-killer
Posts: 6266
One of the most interesting posts I have read in a long time smile Thanks!

Visit Rich's website, it's all there grin And HTML3 too... shock

Sexiest post?

/returns to playpen

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moss Message #4451, posted at 14:58, 15/6/2002, in reply to message #4450
Unregistered user
One of the most interesting posts I have read in a long time smile Thanks!

Visit Rich's website, it's all there grin And HTML3 too... shock

I still can't get over the design of that site grin In a good way...
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RevinKevin Message #4452, posted at 14:58, 15/6/2002, in reply to message #4447
Unregistered user Same here.

I like the big letters.

smile

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