In the 1980’s many British schools and homes were outfitted with Acorn desktop computers. Founded in 1978, Acorn Computers Company developed their own operating system (OS) for their Acorn computer called RISC OS. Unable to keep ahead of the Wintel movement, in September 1998 Acorn Company announced that all work on Acorn desktop computers had ceased.
The Acorn company was eventually bought out by Pace Micro Technology plc.
A suite of programs developed by Adobe Systems, Inc. for creating and distributing electronic documents. Programs in the suite allow you to create a Portable document Format (PDF) file for a document. You can then distribute the PDF file electronically to people who view the document with the Acrobat Reader. The reader is the best […]
A multimedia streaming technology developed by Microsoft. ActiveMovie is already built into the Internet Explorer browser will be part of future versions of the Windows operating system. Supporting most multimedia formats, including MPEG, ActiveMovie enables users to view multimedia content distributed over the Internet, an intranet, or CD-ROM. ActiveMovie’s main competition is the QuickTime standard […]
ActiveSync is Windows Mobile software that allows you to synchronize Windows Mobile and other Windows CE-based devices with a Windows-based PC or Exchange Server. If your PC is running Windows Vista, synchronization is managed through the Windows Mobile Device Center. For earlier versions of Windows, you can download ActiveSync. The latest version of ActiveSync allows […]
ActiveX is a loosely defined set of technologies developed by Microsoft in 1996 for sharing information among different applications. ActiveX is an outgrowth of two other Microsoft technologies called OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) and COM (Component Object Model). As a moniker, ActiveX can be very confusing because it applies to a whole set of […]