Apple ii DOS

DOS and ProDOS were disk operating systems designed by Apple Computer, Inc. to run in the 8-bit Apple II line of computers. Apple also developed a 16-bit version of ProDOS to run in the Apple IIgs. DOS was released for the Apple II in the late 1970’s and was later replaced with ProDOS. ProDOS is much …

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Apple III

The Apple III and Apple III Plus are vintage computers developed by Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.). They were designed as business-oriented personal computers, marking Apple’s first attempt to enter the business market, which was dominated at the time by IBM and its clones. Apple III (Released in 1980) Apple III Plus (Released in 1983) …

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Macintosh 512Ke

Apple introduced the Macintosh 512Ke (“e” for enhanced) on April 14, 1986, a few months after the introduction of the Macintosh Plus. Apple positioned the 512Ke as the lowest cost computer in its Macintosh line. It replaced the Macintosh 512K, which was introduced in late 1984. The 512Ke is essentially an improved version of the …

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Macintosh SE FDHD

In my opinion, the Macintosh SE FDHD was the best value of its day among the compact Macs. It lacked the power of the Macintosh SE/30 in terms of speed and maximum RAM, but initially, its cost was far more reasonable. My SE FDHD runs Mac OS 7.1, has 4 MB of RAM (the max …

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Vectronic’s Macintosh SE/30

This is the famous Macintosh SE/30, the best of the classic all-in-one Macs. The SE/30 was introduced on January 19, 1989 and stayed in production until October 21, 1991. The “30” in “SE/30” is shorthand for 68030, the SE/30’s processor. The SE/30 replaced the Macintosh SE, which had an 8 MHz 68000 processor. The SE/30’s …

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Mac OS and the 128K Macintosh

Apple began selling the Macintosh in 1984. It’s revolutionary graphical user interface (GUI) would forever alter the course of the home computer industry. Although the concept of the GUI was not new, Apple was the first to bring an effective one to market in a package that many could afford, the Macintosh 128K. This Macintosh …

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Macintosh IIsi

Apple introduced the Macintosh IIsi along with two other low cost Macs, the Macintosh Classic and Macintosh LC, on October 15, 1990. The Macintosh IIsi is a low cost version of the Macintosh IIci in a smaller case. The Macintosh IIsi has a unique case used by no other Macintosh model. It is a little …

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Mac Drives

Macintosh 400K (M0130)800K External Drive (M0131) The Macintosh 400K external disk drive was introduced in 1984 with the original Macintosh. It is capable of using 3.5-inch 400K SSDD (Single-Sided/Double Density) disks. It can also use 800K DSDD (Double-Sided/Double Density), but will only record to one of the 400K sides of the disk. In other words, …

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Quicktake

Apple debuted the QuickTake 100 on February 17, 1994 and began selling it on June 20, 1994 for $749 US. It was one of the first digital cameras targeted for consumer use. We obtained our QuickTake 100 in 2007 for $20. The QuickTake 100, built by Kodak for Apple Computer, is a 24-bit color still …

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Apple IIe

The Apple IIe was introduced in January 1983 as a replacement for the Apple II Plus. Apple intended the Apple III to eventually replace the Apple II Plus, but its failure in the marketplace prompted them to release an enhanced version of the II Plus, the Apple IIe. The IIe became so popular that it …

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