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Forerunner to RISC OS, for the earliest Acorn Archimedes machines.

Released in 1987 by Acorn Computers Link points to external site.

87 ArthurOS
12 Sep 87 ArthurOS 1.2 (13 screenshots)

Apr 89RISC OS 2
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Acorn Archimedes’ operating system Arthur is told to stand for “A Risc-based operating system by THURsday,” reflecting the extraordinary short time it took to finish it. The rumour has it that ArthurOS was a quickly devised replacement for the original system ARX, which failed to materialize.

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