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Complete history of Apple\'s Operating Systems

updated 10:50 pm EST, Fri March 5, 2004

History of Apple OS\'

Amit Singh has compiled a , starting with Apple's earliest efforts (DOS, Pascal, CP/M, SOS, ProDOS), extending to the Macintosh (System 2-7, A/UX), Apple's initial next generation options (Star Trek, Raptor, Copland, BeOS, and more) and finally the coming of Mac OS X and the last versions of the original Mac OS.




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  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    test

    test

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    impressive...

    this guy has done his homework. sure, it's kind of a cliff's/cole's notes version of events, but it's an inetresting read to see the evolution from one operating system (and its successes/shortcomings) to the next.

  1. Elektrix

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    CP/M?

    I'm not sure if there was ever a version of CP/M that ran on any Apple computers, but either way, it would hardly be an Apple effort anyway, would it?

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Re: CP/M.

    Dunno - don't you wish there was a way to find out? Like maybe RTFA?

    CP/M apps were a big deal back in the day, and thus so was Apple ][ CP/M compatibility. Keep in mind that this was the OS that Bill Gates and Paul Allen chose to rip off to create the first version of MS-DOS. You bet it ran on Apple machines.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    RIPE


    This article is RIPE with details of 10-15 Apple OSes.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    M$

    MS (Bill and Paul) did not EVEN create there own MS DOS, they bought that off someone, bill was already rich from the begining, not like rich now, but rich like the rich kid on your block. All they ever wrote was some software for Altair, then bought DOS and became exclusive distrubiters on IBM machines and clones thereafter, the rest is history.

    just to clairfy

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Congratulation

    Wow, there's a lot of work behind that. Very neat!

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    RIPE.

    this article is just RIPE to interest me for 10-15 minutes.

  1. Elektrix

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    Re: CP/M

    OK, fine, so CP/M ran on Apple machines, but how was it an Apple OS effort? Are you saying that Apple ported CP/M themselves or worked with Kildall, or what?

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Complete my a**

    ....it's not done.

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