[NTLK] ProDOS [WAS: "Re: [OT] WWDC 2015, any NTLKers there?"]

Dennis Swaney romad at mac.com
Mon Jun 15 10:35:47 EDT 2015


It used an Ensoniq sound chip.

Sincerely,
Dennis B. Swaney

"I think, therefore I Mac"

On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 1:09 AM, Vladislav Korotnev <vladkorotnev at gmail.com>
wrote:

> It also has some really decent sound, that is a signature of the machine.
>
> I love to sometimes run a couple of FTA demos on an emulator just to
> listen to the music :-)
>
>
> ~ Vladislav Korotnevhttp://software.vladkorotnev.me/
>
> http://vladkorotnev.me
>
> Fidonet: 2:5020/12000.64
>
> On Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 10:51 PM, Forrest <newtonphoenix at mindspring.com>
> wrote:
>
> > I love my Apple IIGS. Despite its flaws and shortcomings—compared to
> more modern machines, like no native Internet browser or native hard drive
> capabilities—I’d be loathe to part with it.
> > It’s a great disappointment, like Dennis pointed out, that Apple didn’t
> do more with it.
> > Thanks,
> > --Forrest
> > "The idea that Bill Gates has appeared like a knight in shining armour
> to lead all customers out of a mire of technological chaos neatly ignores
> the fact that it was he who, by peddling second-rate technology, led them
> into it in the first place."
> > --Douglas Adams
> >> On Jun 11, 2015, at 4:14 AM, Lord Groundhog <lordgroundhog at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> ~~~ On 2015/06/10 01:54, Dennis Swaney at romad at mac.com wrote ~~~
> >>
> >>> 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:
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >> Ah, thanks for that.  I didn't own any Macs back in the days of Iie/c
> so I
> >> hadn't come across ProDOS.  I'd heard others talk of System 7, System
> 8, and
> >> so on, but didn't really start learning details of how Macs work until
> I got
> >> my Pismo and I'd never heard of that one at all.
> >>
> >>
> >> I still have much to learn.
> >>
> >> Out of curiosity, would my Classic currently running system 8 run
> ProDOS and
> >> would there be any point in doing that?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Funny thing, now that I look back.  In the '80s and '90s, when I had
> >> conversations with friends who owned Macs, they seldom talked about
> their OS
> >> or their applications in the abstract.  They told me about the amazing
> >> things they could do on their Macs, not so much about the particulars of
> >> what they had to do for it to work.  When I was curious how it could be
> so
> >> easy, I had to ask.  For them, the point was that the computer was a
> tool
> >> that did whatever was needed, well and with no fuss.
> >>
> >> It was the same when I was away from my own machine and needed to use
> >> theirs.  Read a disk I'd made on my peecee?  "My Mac can do that for
> you."
> >> Open and edit files written in a peecee application?  "My Mac can do
> that."
> >> Save those files so I can still use them on my (poor, benighted) peecee
> when
> >> I get home?  "My Mac can do that."  And it could.
> >>
> >>
> >> To me, that attitude, making computing less like farming with a
> horse-drawn
> >> plough and more like using a modern tractor, may be one of Apple's most
> >> important and long-lasting contributions to computing.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Shalom,
> >>
> >> Christian
> >>
> >> ~~~ ~~~ ~~~
> >>
> >> ³Any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from a Newton.²
> >>            -- ref.:  Arthur C. Clarke
> >>
> >> http://youtube.com/watch?v=1ZzpdPJ7Zr4
> >> (With thanks to Chod Lang)
> >> http://tinyurl.com/29y2dl
> >> http://www.diyplanner.com/node/3942
> >>
> >>
> >> ~~~ ~~~ ~~~
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> >>
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