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VirtualRPC in Use - 10th Anniversary Special

It's the 10th Anniversary of VirtualRPC, the first copies shipped on the 6th of September 2003. Things might have been a little rocky at the start but the 10 years have just flown by. (As well as being the 10th anniversary of VirtualRPC it's also Aaron's 23 year 'RISC OS development/support anniversary'). The RISC OS market has changed completely in the last decade, yet 15 years after Acorn Computers was broken up there's still plenty of life in RISC OS land.

To celebrate the anniversary the authors of ' VirtualRPC in Use' have written a brand new article. This anniversary article catches up on some of the subjects covered in the 'VirtualRPC in Use' ebook and previous supplementary articles. Topics include anti-virus software, scanning and image editing, sources of free software, memory and CMOS RAM, alternatives to Microsoft Word, smart PDF files, RISC OS colour depth and lots more. Many of the topics covered have been suggested by VirtualAcorn users.

As with previous 'VirtualRPC in Use' publications the new anniversary special is designed to be printed with two A5 pages on one A4 sheet of paper. The PDF is in full colour and includes active hyperlinks. If you are viewing it on RISC OS then you should use the latest version of !PDF. If you view it using an earlier version of !PDF some features may not display correctly.

The special 10th Anniversary edition of VirtualRPC in Use can be downloaded using the link below. We hope you enjoy it and if you have any suggestions for the 20th anniversary let us know.

VirtualRPC in Use - 2012 edition

From this page you can download a Free copy of the revised and expanded 2012 version of the VirtualRPC In Use e-book. This 84 page booklet replaces the two separate booklets as originally published by Archive Magazine. It also replaces the earlier versions of the booklet that were available from this page prior to 2012.

Although the overall contents of this Second Edition are similar to the '2010' edition (which was available from this page), there have been many sundry improvements and additions.

The original 2xA5 double-page spread of the booklet is intentionally retained for ease of viewing in this PDF file. The normal in-house fonts have been changed to Homerton (Helvetica) and Trinity (Times), so that the file can be viewed in any PDF reader, including Colin Granville's freeware !PDF for RISC OS, which is supplied as part of all VirtualRPC disc builds.

All the URLs included in the text are live, so clicking on them should open the relevant web page. In order to decrease the time taken to download the book when using a slow connection it is provided inside a ZIP archive. Even zipped it's still nearly 3Mb in size.


Supplements to VirtualRPC in Use - 2014 edition

Since the original booklet was published in 2010 the authors have written a series of 13 follow on articles, all based on feedback from users who have read 'VirtualRPC in Use'. The first 12 of these supplementary articles were published monthly from January 2011. The 13th supplement was published in September 2013. This set of 13 supplementary articles is now available as a single PDF file.


The Small Print

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The authors have no commercial links with VirtualAcorn or 3QD Developments Ltd. All the views expressed are those of the authors. The e-book provided free of charge and without any warranty. Application of any of the suggestions contained in the e-book are carried out entirely at the risk of the user. All E&OE.

If you should spot any errors, or have any suggested improvements then the authors will be delighted to hear from you. Any other feedback will also be very welcome.

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