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Computer History Museum publishes Apple II DOS source code

By Shawn Knight
Nov 13, 2013
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  1. The Computer History Museum has published the source code of Apple II DOS for the first time - for non-commercial use, of course. This is the code that arguably helped propel Apple into a serious contender during the early days...

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,475   +2,034

    That reminds me I still have my Apple II e packed away in a box in my garage. I bought the thing 2nd hand along with a friend in the early/mid 80's, If memory serves. Don't ask me the spec, I haven't seen it since I boxed it up in the late 80's. It's the only Apple product I've ever owned and it cost me an arm & a leg back then. Just goes to show, Apples never changed.
     
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  3. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,917   +684

    You do realize that your Apple II could be worth a fortune?!
     
  4. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,315   +133

    implying that Apple computers are not legit computers nowadays...

    (I really should finish reading the article...)
     
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,475   +2,034

    No I didn't. It's been boxed away for at least 25 years now, who knows what kind of condition it's in or even if it still works. I don't have the monitor anymore and it never had a mouse but I still have the keyboard and floppy drives.
     
  6. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,315   +133


    Its probably still worth something!
     
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,475   +2,034

    Now that I'm told it could be worth something, I'm gonna take it out of it's old rotten box, repack it & store it more carefully then leave it to my grand kids. It could be worth even more in the future.
     
  8. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 457   +54

    Love or hate Apple, that's a genuine piece of computer history.
     
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,673   +1,874

    It kinda looks like the aesthetics were stolen to use on the Atari 1200 XL:[​IMG]
    Of course, I suppose you could say all those squared off, chamfered, vent ports look alike anyway. And then too, you've seen one keyboard, you've seen them all...:D
    This was about 1980, and the RAM was 16K: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_8-bit_family.

    The floppy drive for this turd was $400.00!

    This was a real computer folks, which you used to play games like, Star Raiders, Space Invaders, Galaxian, and Defender. See, the more things change, they more they stay the same...:oops:
     

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