Talk:Acorn MOS

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if only i could add another S to make "Moss" — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sirmentio (talkcontribs) 00:38, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

Request for screenshot[edit]

MOS is not graphical, so I am not sure what the honest purpose is of screenshots. For accessibility purposes, plain text copies of output from common MOS commands (e.g. *HELP) should be perfectly sufficient. Ghiraddje 02:41, 10 January 2009 (UTC)
Any photos of the command-line interface would be fine then. Thanks! Ghettoblaster (talk) 21:34, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
Here are some examples of what I mean with 'screenshot': CP/M, 86-DOS, MS-DOS, etc. Ghettoblaster (talk) 21:39, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
Added, and request category removed. Sprow (talk) 06:59, 18 April 2009 (UTC)


Early versions (certainly up to 1.20) were not called "Acorn MOS". The boot screen said "BBC Computer 32K" and *HELP reported "OS 1.20". "Acorn MOS" may have been Acorn's internal name (I don't know) but it didn't appear in the operating system or the documentation. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:30, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

The name and abbreviation is given in the B+ User Guide (e.g. chs. 34, 43.) A citation is needed after the name then. If it's in the model B User Guide I can add it when I find the book as the latter has an ISBN. – Regregex (talk) 23:56, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
Well, the name of an OS changes over time, think EPOC to Symbian OS, System Software to Mac OS (and "Mac OS X" may as well be the name of the OS now as Mac OS XI isn't coming). "BBC Microcomputer" was the name of the machine itself, and Acorn MOS in the B+ and Master is the same OS as the one in the BBC Micro. Like with the Mac, Acorn MOS didn't really have a name to begin with, probably because, as a single-hardware system, the OS was never considered as a standalone concept. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ghiraddje (talkcontribs) 16:00, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
OK. Here's what I've done:
  • Added a reference for "Acorn MOS" from the BBC User Guide.
  • Added "OS" as an alternative name, its references being the operating system itself and the screenshot.
  • Made a redirect from Acorn OS, representing this name ('OS' being generic.)
Regregex (talk) 14:47, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject RISC OS[edit]

--trevj (talk) 20:10, 13 December 2010 (UTC)