tezza wrote:I knew almost nothing about the Apple II line of computers until I was gifted a whole lot of non-working ones (see http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/blog/2008-9-04-a-load-of-old-apples.htm). If you have to fix these things you soon learn a bit about them
tezza wrote:In that lot, I also received a lot of club literature. The Apple user groups always seemed to be very dedicated and enthusiastic. I find it interesting though that many Apple II users embraced the Mac (or maybe this is just my perception). The Apple II line was fairly open and you could get close to the hardware and software. It was a true hobbiest machine. Unlike the Mac, which was completely the opposite!
It does still amuse me that Apple continued to produce and sell 8 bit Apple II's into the 90's
It really was a great computer.
Carcenomy wrote:Must... get... IIgs... back!
tezza wrote:gavo wrote:Were there any popular third party DOS's for the Apple II line, as there were for the TRS-80 Model I/III?
tezza wrote:Yes, it's a real shame the Apple IIGS I was given had a bad case of battery leak. They look like really interesting machines.
tezza wrote:In the 18 months I've been watching I don't think I've ever seen one appear on Trade me
Carcenomy wrote:the IIgs's were seriously lovely little machines. That said, there was one on TradeMe that was pretty much fully kitted out a few weeks ago. Sold for crack money of course
Carcenomy wrote:Tellsya what, I'd love to lay my hands on the even less common IIgs - the IIgs conversion kit to suit the IIe chassis. Apple sanctioned even!
I'm not sure that any conversion kits came over in the end sadly.
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