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What's also on this CD-ROM?

This CD-ROM contains a number of utilities and pieces of software to accompany the articles in the magazine.

There are three utilities to help you read this disc. These can be found in the UTILITIES directory:

  • A file-only copy of Fresco, to display the HTML. This will only run if you don't already have a copy of Fresco installed, so that it won't overwrite your cache.
  • ArcFS, which can be used to read some of the archived software on the disc.
  • SparkPlug, an alternative de-archiver which can also read Zip files.

Other software

Several of the articles in the magazine have accompanying software. For your convenience this is placed in archives in the SOFTWARE directory and includes;

  • The !mawk interpretter and examples from Gavin Wraith's article on AWK programming.
  • !Riscster and !Wheel from Alasdair Bailey's PD review.
  • The utilities described in John Woodthorpe's Portable World column.
  • The complete Hardback hard disc backup program described in David Holden's review.
  • A little utility from APDL to measure the clock speed of your Strong ARM processor

Usenet archive

Also included on the disc in the USENET directory is an archive of the comp.sys.acorn.* newsgroups. These are stored in a special read-only version of Messenger Pro which will allow you to view the messages, but nothing more complicated. The archive is presented 'as is', and RISC World doesn't make any guarantee about the usefulness, relevance or acceptability of any information contained in it.