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  Apple II family - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Apple II was one of the most popular personal computers of the 1980s.
The Apple II family was the first series of microcomputers made by Apple Computer, in the late 1970s and early-to-mid 1980s.
The success of the Apple II also goaded IBM to create the IBM PC, which was then purchased by middle managers in all lines of business in order to run spreadsheet and word processor software (which at first was ported from the Apple II versions, and later inspired whole new application software franchises).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Apple_II   (2385 words)

  
 History of computer design: Apple II
The Apple II was advertised as a "complete, ready to use computer, " and had an integrated keyboard with ports for a separate colour display and a cassette recorder for data storage.
Marketed towards consumers rather than computing hobbyists, the Apple II was introduced with an advertisement illustrating a scene in a kitchen, a man resting his hand familiarly on his computer as it displays a chart of the stock exchange, and a woman in the background smiling towards him from her own work at the sink.
Manock describes the shape of the Apple II case as having been "dictated by the size of the circuitboard and the keyboard that fits into a wedge on the front.
www.landsnail.com /apple/local/design/apple2.html   (925 words)

  
 Apple II History
This strength of the Apple II could also be considered a weakness, because it presents a major difficulty in making design improvements that keep up with the advances in computer technology between 1976 and the present, and yet maintain that compatibility with the past.
Apple's executives were confident that after the release of the Apple III, the Apple II would quickly lose its appeal.
Apple's objectives here were to introduce the Apple IIc, describe how it fit into the company's marketing strategy, show off new software that was made to work with the new computer, and emphasize that Apple was still firmly behind the Apple II line of computers.
www.blinkenlights.com /classiccmp/apple2history.html   (22701 words)

  
 Apple II computer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the spirit of the original computer hacker, the Apple II was also available as a circuit-board only, without keyboard, power supply, or case, as seen here on the right.
The Apple II was the first computer with a color display, and it has the BASIC programming language built-in, so it is ready-to-run right out of the box.
One month after the Apple II was released, BYTE magazine published an article about the Apple II computer.
www.oldcomputers.net /appleii.html   (1288 words)

  
 Information Headquarters: Apple II family
Apple later licensed accelerator technology from Zip Technologies to produce the 4 MHz Apple IIc+, which also had a built-in 3.5" floppy drive in place of the older 5.25".
Apple did continue to sell and support the IIe and IIGS until 1992-1993, largely due to their use in schools.
Impact It is difficult to estimate the gigantic impact that the Apple II family of computers has had on world business and, especially, the technology industry.
www.informationheadquarters.com /Personal_computer/Apple_II_family.shtml   (1409 words)

  
 Apple II History Chap 3
So a lot of these features that really made the Apple II stand out in its day came from a game, and the fun features that were built in were only to do one pet project, which was to program a BASIC version of Breakout and show it off at the club.
The memory space on the Apple II between $C000 and $CFFF was assigned to handle input and output.
The Apple II History is brought to you as a service of foreThought.net, providers of internet services for the value-minded business.
apple2history.org /history/ah03.html   (3010 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Apple II, introduced in 1977, signaled the end of the first phase of the microcomputer revolution.
The Apple II like the Apple I that came before it, was designed around the MOS Technology 6502 microprocessor which was available for around $20 in small quantities at the time the intel 8080A cost over $150.
The Apple II would enjoy many years of success, finally being replaced by an enhanced version the Apple //e in 1983.
www.cyberstreet.com /hcs/museum/apple2.htm   (155 words)

  
 Apple II Game Museum
In the 1980's (and into the mid 1990's) the Apple II computer series was one of the premier game systems in the computer industry.
In it's heyday, Apple II supporters claimed the Apple II had some 10,000 programs for it and many of those were games.
This is a tribute not only to the Apple II but to the programmers (and their programs) that entertained a generation of users.
www.angelfire.com /80s/apple2   (225 words)

  
 Apple II Files
Some will be of interest to people running Apple II emulators, others are here because of their nostalgia value.
Because the Apple II product line was being phased out, the market for IIgs products was collapsing in a big way around the time this was released.
The mouse pointer is moved with the joystick, either in self-centering joystick mode (push left, the cursor slides left, at increasing speed the farther you push) or "paddle" mode (the cursor chases the exact position of the joystick).
www.fadden.com /dl-apple2   (2094 words)

  
 Woz.org...Everyone is Welcome
Did you introduce or in any other way promote the Apple at any time at Civic Auditorium, and if so, what was the significance to Apple, the computer industry, (perhaps even yourself) of that event.
Apple noticed two months later that only two of these had been ordered, both by me! I do get noticed every time I buy shareware, and that brings me a lot of T-shirts that I get good use out of.
The Apple Museum is dedicated to the history of Apple Computer, Inc. and with more than 350 Apple products listed, one of the most comprehensive Apple history source on the internet.
www.woz.org   (1108 words)

  
 Apple Computer
One problem that we had to solve was that of getting 6502 object code files into the Apple II from our development system The development system consisted of a national COPS microprocessor with a 6502 compiler created by Bob Shepardson.
He was really proud of that, but Apple's management had given him an impossible schedule for the delivery of both the hardware and the disk operating system.
When Apple shipped the DOS for revenue, they incremented it to 3.1 to indicate that the code had changed from the beta version.
www.laughton.com /Apple/Apple.html   (1316 words)

  
 Definition of Apple II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It was never produced in quantity, but pioneered many of the features making the Apple II a success.
It was unsuccessful, because VTech had reverse-engineered the ROMs rather than copying them, and the Laser 128 proved popular and remained on the market for many years.
It is difficult to estimate the gigantic impact that the Apple II family of computers has had on world business and, especially, the technology industry.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Apple_II   (1982 words)

  
 Apple II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Apple II along with the Radio Shack TRS-80 were the impetus behind IBM's introduction of the IBM PC.
The fact the Apple II was attractively designed and incorporated several new technologies not found in other personal computers, established the Apple II as a serious business machine.
The big advantage to Apple was that it was much less expensive to produce than the II and the combination of improvements plus cost made the IIE the cash cow Apple needed to fund its Macintosh development.
www.backthruthefuture.com /appleii.htm   (244 words)

  
 OLD-COMPUTERS.COM : The Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Apple II was the successor to the Apple 1 on which it was largely based.
The Apple II came with 4 KB RAM, but it was possible to add 4 KB or 16 KB RAM chips.
The Apple II was followed in 1979 by the Apple II+, which brought some enhancements.
www.old-computers.com /museum/computer.asp?c=68   (313 words)

  
 Apple Announces iTunes 6 With 2,000 Music Videos, Pixar Short Films & Hit TV Shows
With Apple's legendary ease of use, pioneering features such as integrated Podcasting support, iMix playlist sharing, seamless integration with iPod and groundbreaking personal use rights, the iTunes Music Store is the best way for Mac and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download music online.
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.
Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and professional applications.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/10-12-2005/0004166863&EDATE=   (901 words)

  
 APPLE II FOREVER!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Apple IIs are sturdy workhorses that do word processing, number crunching, netsurfing and even colorful graphics and great sound right "out of the box." They are tough, long lasting machines that work cheaply.
There is a massive collection of fantastic freeware and super shareware available for the Apple II owner (a good portion of it is available from Washington Apple Pi's Disketeria) as well as plenty of professionally designed commercial software still being marketed through catalogs to the educational market.
While it is useless to speculate on the fate of the Apple II if development of a 32-bit compatible machine had proceeded, there is apparently lots of life in the old machine yet.
www.wap.org /apple2/forever.html   (488 words)

  
 The Power ][ be your Best!
In a lot of ways the Apple II set the wheels in motion for computers today, a lot more then you may realize.
The 10th Anniversary of the Apple IIgs has come and gone, here's for another 10!
If you wish to use any of these images or other please e-mail me with further information and your request will most likely be granted.
www.apple2.org   (314 words)

  
 Apple II FTP Archive
This is a suitable starting point for most Apple II related questions.
Apple II DOS and Commands FAQ This document attempts to give a detailed and correct set of Apple II DOS command line commands, covering those found in official releases of DOS 3.3 and ProDOS.
Apple II Emulators FAQ This document is a guide to cross-platform emulators of Apple 8-bit and 16-bit computers (primarily the Apple ][ series) and other emulator resources.
www.gno.org /pub/apple2/doc/FAQs   (398 words)

  
 T E X T F I L E S
With the introduction of the Apple II family of computers, the wonders of programming, communicating, and just plain geeking out became affordable for an entire generation of budding enthusiasts and their families.
It can't be discounted that Apple's successful foray into the educational market resulted in schools countrywide brimming with Apple IIs, and social groups collecting around the labs after school hours.
These files range from explicit memory maps of the Apple II to long tutorials on how to "crack" games, that is, remove all copy protection and make the game easier to distribute between other pirates.
www.textfiles.com /apple   (1354 words)

  
 A2Central.com - Your total source for Apple II computing.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Apple II forum on Syndicomm Online will be hosting Mike Harvey, the founder and editor of Nibble magazine, in its chat room on Monday, October 24, at 6:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time.
Steve Wozniak is probably most well known as the inventor of the Apple I and II series computers, and as Co-founder of Apple Computer Inc. Many of us also know Woz as a visionary and a man with a strong sense of community.
PSPUpdates reports the release of Apple II Portable v0.1 for the PSP.
www.a2central.com   (458 words)

  
 AAAC Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
While other user groups in the Chicago suburbs combine Apple II with Mac enthusiasts, we are still discovering all the things an Apple II can do, and the fun you can still have with computing.
Membership is open to all persons interested in the Apple II and in developing their use through the exchange of ideas and information.
Our Apple II's are alive in 2005, (sorry!) and we'll continue to delve into the usages of Our Favorite Computer.
www.syndicomm.com /~a2.howard/aaac.html   (241 words)

  
 The Mother of All Apple II WebRings
The Apple II WebRing is a group of web sites on the World Wide Web that are linked together by a graphic.
Anyone that is doing their part to support the Apple II Community through a website that he or she administrates.
One big item that is taken into consideration when I evaluate a site for inclusion into the Apple II WebRing is the site's usability with Lynx (the web browser that nearly all Apple II machines can use to access the World Wide Web).
www.wbwip.com /a2web/a2webring.html   (816 words)

  
 Shareware Solutions II
Shareware Solutions II is now the distributor of the Golden Orchard CD-ROM for the Apple II computer.
Shareware Solutions II is now the exclusive distributor of CheckWorks, a complete checking account system for use with AppleWorks.
The size of the Shareware Solutions II library of freeware/shareware disks just keeps growing and growing, and currently offers some exclusives such as Symbolix GS and Wolfenstein 3-D. Cynthia Field's "A+ Home Organizer" is a set of AppleWorks GS templates and her HyperCard IIGS based
users.foxvalley.net /~joko   (490 words)

  
 Apple II Csa2 FAQs: CD-ROM, Part 5/25   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Message-ID: X-Last-Updated: 2004/04/28 From: rubywand@swbell.net Newsgroups: comp.sys.apple2 Subject: Apple II Csa2 FAQs: CD-ROM, Part 5/25 Summary: Comp.sys.apple2 (Csa2) is concerned with the Apple II series of computers.
Date: 04 May 2004 13:01:24 GMT Archive-name: apple2/faq/part5 Posting-Frequency: monthly Last-modified: 2004/5/1 URL: http://home.swbell.net/rubywand/A2FAQs1START.html The comp.sys.apple2 Usenet newsgroup Apple II FAQs originate from the Ground Apple II archive, 1997-2004.
The Apple Hi-Speed SCSI card is known to work with...
www.faqs.org /faqs/apple2/faq/part5   (3374 words)

  
 Apple II | Applefritter
Trading A LOT of Mac/PC stuff for Apple II stuff
Apple II High Speed SCSI Card User Guide
Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Mac, MacOS, Classic, and Powerbook are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. All other brands, product names, logos, images, multimedia elements, and technologies are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders, and are hearby acknowledged.
www.applefritter.com /?q=forum/84   (147 words)

  
 Rolf's Apple II page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I converted a well-circulated list of Apple II-related web sites to HTML a long time ago.
It is grossly out of date, and many of the sites it points are likely gone or moved by now.
Here's some old software I wrote or maintained around 10 years ago for the Apple IIgs platform.
www.cstone.net /~rbraun/misc/a2ftp.html   (150 words)

  
 Apple II Day Spa & Salon & Beauty Products
Apple II Day Spa and Salon and Beauty Products
We now offer a hot stone massage and desert heat body wrap to relax and rejuvenate you!
Copyright ©; 2001 Apple II Day Spa and Salon.
www.apple2dayspa.com   (191 words)

  
 Zophar's Domain: Apple II Emulators
Requires system roms for the Apple //c, Apple //e, and Apple ][+.
Dapple is an Apple ][ emulator that aims to support a well-fitted Apple ][, ][+ or //e machine with 64K.
It's almost a complete rewrite and supports full Apple //e and partial Apple //c.
www.zophar.net /apple2.html   (309 words)

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