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Old Jul 21st, 2015, 08:12 PM   #1
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Exclamation Important: Apple IIgs owners: Update available!

Software Update: Apple IIgs 6.0.2


No, you haven't suddenly been transported back to the mid-1980s, somehow keeping your MacBook, iMac, iPad and iPhone in the process. A group of Apple IIgs fans at the Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) banded together to release the first update to their favorite computer in "22 years, 2 months, 2 days and 2 hours". The result? They were able to squash a lot of two-decade-old bugs and add some new features.
(Release Notes: AppleWorldToday)
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Old Jul 21st, 2015, 09:05 PM   #2
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ok. this is frikken cool
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Old Jul 21st, 2015, 11:13 PM   #3
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Hmmm….???? That makes one wonder how long it might take to get some of the more recent OS X bugs fixed or some of the latest features that just don't work for many???

But I'm sure others are wondering the same thing.
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Hmmm….???? That makes one wonder how long it might take to get some of the more recent OS X bugs fixed or some of the latest features that just don't work for many???

But I'm sure others are wondering the same thing.
I'm still waiting for Mac OS 7.6.2 for my collection of vintage Performas.
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Old Jul 22nd, 2015, 11:26 AM   #5
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I'm wondering how you would get that up date on there?

Did that beast use 800K or 1400K floppies?
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The Apple IIgs was released in 1986 at a price point of $999 USD.


The machine was a radical departure from any previous Apple II, with its true 16-bit architecture, increased processing speed, direct access to megabytes of RAM, sample-based music synthesizer, graphical user interface, and mouse.

While still maintaining full backwards compatibility with earlier Apple II models, it blended the Apple II and aspects of Macintosh technology into one. Keeping with Apple's "Apple II Forever" slogan of the time, the IIGS set forth a promising future and evolutionary advancement of the Apple II line, but Apple paid it relatively little attention as the company increasingly focused on the Macintosh platform.

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...The IIGS could support both 5.25-inch and 3.5-inch floppy disks...
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Drives: supports Disk ][ and 3.5" 800k Sony floppy drives. (Apple Museum)

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Old Jul 22nd, 2015, 01:58 PM   #7
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COOL

but I'm sticking with my Atari ST520. Solved all hard drive issues almost 30 years ago.
(Don't bother to have one) OK nothing special in 'puters of the time.

Glad to know other folks are keeping some of the classics alive.

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