[NTLK] [OT] WWDC 2015, any NTLKers there?

Dennis Swaney romad at mac.com
Tue Jun 9 20:54:05 EDT 2015


Christian,

ProDOS 8 was the OS for the Apple IIe/c computers; it replaced an OS that
was just called Apple DOS. ProDOS originated from the Apple III OS which
was called SOS (kinda fits given the problems of the Apple III). ProDOS 8
was just a renaming to make a distinction between the 8-bit and 16-bit
versions of ProDOS. ProDOS 16 was specifically for the Apple IIGS as an
interim until GS/OS was released.

Sincerely,
Dennis B. Swaney

"I think, therefore I Mac"

On Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 4:01 PM, Lord Groundhog <lordgroundhog at gmail.com>
wrote:

> ~~~ On 2015/06/09 17:16, Bradley Mattice at bradwart at gmail.com wrote ~~~
>
> > Double ahem; Mac OS 9.2 forever. :)
> >
> >
>
> With you on this; I got to 9.2.2 on my Pismo (IMO the best laptop structure
> design EVER, in the whole history of laptops), and thought I'd died and
> gone
> to heaven.  I ended up waiting until Panther (10.3) before I could bear to
> move to OSX.
>
>
>
>
> As for this:
>
> ~~~ On 2015/06/09 17:34, Dennis Swaney at romad at mac.com wrote ~~~
>
> >  ProDOS 8 forever. ;)
> >
>
> I wonder, Dennis, did you ever get the chance to try DR-DOS?  I was on
> DR-DOS before I finally moved to Mac, and I was astonished how much better
> it was than duh-MS-DOS.   I think if I'd been Bill Gates, by the time
> DR-DOS
> 5 came out I'd have been tempted to give up on Microsoft's operating system
> and just buy in Digital Research's, and once DR-DOS 6 came out, it would've
> been time to retire.  The memory management in DR-DOS alone was some kind
> of
> sorcery, and taking all the rest of it into account, it made a MS-DOS
> machine feel like something badly programmed by a 6-year-old.
>
> OTOH, I never had the chance to try ProDOS, so I was wondering if you'd
> used
> both and if so, how you'd compare it with DR-DOS?
>
>
>
>
> Shalom,
>
> Christian
>
> ~~~ ~~~ ~~~
>
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