Computer History Museum publishes Apple II DOS source code

Shawn Knight

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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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Skidmarksdeluxe

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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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Burty117

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

Trillionsin

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The Apple II was a legit computer when it debut in the late ?70s.
implying that Apple computers are not legit computers nowadays...

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

Skidmarksdeluxe

TS Evangelist
You do realize that your Apple II could be worth a fortune?!
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.
 

Trillionsin

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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.

Its probably still worth something!
 

captaincranky

TechSpot Addict
It kinda looks like the aesthetics were stolen to use on the Atari 1200 XL:

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...:D