ProDOS: Released update for Apple II 23 years later

Αν είστε ιδιοκτήτης ενός υπολογιστή II, έχουμε νέα για σας: Μόλις κυκλοφόρησε μια νέα of ProDOS for the first time in 23 years, thanks to software developer John Brooks.

In 1993 ProDOS was released in 2.0.3 και από τότε ήταν η τελευταία επίσημη ενημέρωση της Apple για τη σειρά Αpple II. Όμως την Παρασκευή, αντικαταστάθηκε από την από ProDOS 8 στην 2.4, την οποία κυκλοφόρησε ο Brooks για να σηματοδοτήσει την 30η επέτειο του Apple IIGS.prodos-2-4-splash Apple II

For history, Steve Jobs presented the first Apple II computers designed by Steve Wozniak for 1977. Apple IIGS was the fifth model of the Apple II series, released on September 15 of 1986. Apple continued with the sale of the Apple II series up to 1993.

As noted by Ars Technica, the update brings improvements for previous Apple.

Those who do not have an Apple II PC Internet Archive created an emulator that runs the ProDOS 2.4 update.

Brooks' improvements to the new ProDOS include a Bitsy Bye, (new launcher) and a new Bitsy Boot, a για γρήγορη και εύκολη εκκίνηση των Αpple II. Το Ars αναφέρει ότι το Bitsy Bye τρέχει με λιγότερο από 1 kB RAM, ενώ το πρόγραμμα εκκίνησης τρέχει με λιγότερα από 400 bytes, καθιστώντας το παράδειγμα της υψηλής απόδοσης της κωδικοποίησης.

The ProDOS 2.4 ISO is available at the end of the publication but and on the Brooks Call-APPLE page. According to Brooks, the first screen of the application shows the date 16-August-16 "for Woz" and probably refers to SWEET16, the 16-bit metaprocessor written by Wozniak and used in Apple II.


140k ProDOS 2.4 disk image: prodos_2_4-dsk The Best Technology Site in Greecefgns

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