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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Apple Lisa
Much of the design of the Lisa, which was supposedly named after the daughter of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, was inspired by the graphical user interface of the Xerox Star (8010) workstation.
The Apple Lisa turned out to be a commercial failure for Apple, the largest since the Apple III disaster of 1980.
The nail in the coffin for Lisa was the release of the Macintosh in 1984, which helped discredit the Lisa since the Macintosh also had a GUI and mouse but was far less expensive.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/ap/Apple_Lisa   (398 words)

  
 Apple Lisa I
The Apple Lisa is one of the first with a thrue GUI interface.
In January 1985, the Lisa 2/10 was renamed the, and outfitted with MacWorks, and emulator that allowed the Lisa to run the Mac OS.
The Lisa ran on a Motorola 68000 microprocessor and came equipped with 1 megabyte of RAM, a 12-inch fl-and-white monitor, dual 5 1/4-inch floppy disk drives and a 5 megabyte Profile hard drive.
www.thocp.net /hardware/apple_lisa.html   (487 words)

  
 Apple Lisa
The Apple Lisa is a fascinating computer, both in its history and its specifications.
Lisa team members were dedicated to their goal of making this a revolutionary machine that would change the face of computing.
Even though Lisa's clock speed was five times faster than the IIe shipped at the same time (which still used the same processor as the Apple I), it was torturously slow.
applemuseum.bott.org /sections/computers/lisa.html   (533 words)

  
  In love with Lisa.
Lisa has been in the press enough since she was first announced last January that I would be surprised if you had not heard of her.
Turning Lisa on, for example, doesn't just bring power to the electronics, but invokes a whole series of checks to make sure everything is working properly, initiates a configuration suited to your tastes, and initializes the system to the exact point in the last program you were using when you turned the system off.
Apple will be offering tools to software developers allowing them to have their programs make use of the mouse and draw pictures on the screen.
www.atarimagazines.com /creative/v9n10/12_In_love_with_Lisa.php   (2536 words)

  
 Apple Lisa computer
This new Lisa is refered to as the Lisa 2/5, with the "5" representing the external 5 Meg Profile drive.
The upgrade from the original Lisa 1 to the Lisa 2/5 was free to Lisa owners until June 1984, after which it cost $595.
The Lisa is very technician-friendly - once the back panel is removed, the entire electronics assembly slides out in one piece, and the circuit boards are easily removed from their sockets.
www.oldcomputers.net /lisa.html   (1413 words)

  
 My corner - The Apple Lisa
Apple tried also to bring the Lisa on the Macintosh road, with the name Macintosh XL, but also this was unsuccessful.
Lisa is built around the Motorola 68000, with a megabyte of RAM expandible to two.
Another particularity of Lisa was the presence of a serial number on the mother board that can be used to identify each Lisa on a net or to protect software.
www.1000bit.net /storia/apple/lisa/apple_lisa_e.asp   (465 words)

  
 Apple Lisa | Applefritter
Introduced in January 1983 at a price of $9,995, the Lisa is often overlooked in favor the cheaper, less powerful, later Macintosh, which is a pity, as the Lisa introduced a slew of innovations, many of which still are not implemented in "modern" operating systems.
With the introduction of the Lisa 2 the Twiggy drives were replaced with a single Sony 3.5" drive as the Sony was cheaper and Apple wanted to standardize the Mac and Lisa floppy media.
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 /node/3191   (796 words)

  
 Apple Lisa
A year after it was introduced, the Lisa 2 was renamed the Macintosh XL as some software changes were made to make the Lisa compatible with the Mac OS.
Lisa emulator released, allows OS X and Windows users to experience Apple's Lisa, Ted Hodges, Vintage Mac Living, 2007.02.27.
One paragraph on the Lisa - and one on the ill-fated Apple ///.
www.lowendmac.com /lisa/lisa.shtml   (739 words)

  
 Apple Lisa 2/10
The first Apple Lisa was equipped with dual 5.25 inch floppy drives in addition to a huge external hard drive (shown here).
Lisa lacked the ROM toolbox built into every Macintosh so it had to do Macintosh emulation through a new operating system known as MacWorks.
The first Lisa cost $9,995 in 1983 and the reduced cost on the Lisa 2 (though it was nearly half) wasn't much better.
fp3.antelecom.net /gcifu/applemuseum/lisa2.html   (945 words)

  
 The Mothership Apple Lisa Stuff
The Lisa had a Motorola 68000 Processor running at 5 Mhz, 1 MB of RAM, two 5.25" 871k floppy drives, an external 5 MB hard drive, and a built in 12" 720 x 360 monochrome monitor.
The Lisa 2 cost half as much as the original, replaced the two 5.25" drives with a single 400k 3.5" drive, and offered configurations with up to 2 MB of RAM, and a 5 or 10 MB hard drive.
Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Mac, MacOS, Lisa, 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 hereby acknowledged.
www.macmothership.com /lisacontent/lisahome.html   (202 words)

  
 OLD-COMPUTERS.COM : The Museum
Contrary to the "legend", Lisa was not the ancestor of the Macintosh.
A new version of the Lisa was presented in January 1984, the Lisa 2.
- Lisa 2/5, the nearest to the Lisa 1 at approx.
www.old-computers.com /museum/computer.asp?c=265   (552 words)

  
 apple-history.com :: Lisa/Lisa 2/Mac XL
The Lisa included a single parallel port, which was dropped in the Lisa 2 and MacXL.
The Lisa had a Motorola 68000 Processor running at 5 MHz, 1 MB of RAM two 5.25" 871 kB floppy drives, an external 5 MB hard drive, and a built in 12" 720 x 360 monochrome monitor.
In January 1985, the Lisa 2/10 was renamed the Macintosh XL, and outfitted with MacWorks, an emulator that allowed the Lisa to run the Mac OS.
www.apple-history.com /body.php?page=gallery&model=lisa&performa=off&sort=date&order=ASC   (476 words)

  
 Apple Lisa 2
The Lisa computer was the first Apple machine with a GUI operating system.
The latest version of the machine was the Mac XL which was a Lisa 2 running MacWorks which allowed it to be compatible with the Macintosh.
Apple entered the GUI marketplace early in the same year with the original Apple Lisa.
www.vintage-computer.com /applelisa.shtml   (1066 words)

  
 VAW: Pre-PPC Apple Computer Profile Links
The Lisa is Apple's forgotten gamble into the business market.
It was released a year earlier than the Macintosh and was Apple's first computer with a GUI operating system.
Although the Lisa was a more advanced computer than IBM could offer, its lack of software and interoperability with IBM-based networks made it a loser before it ever got started.
www.vectronicsappleworld.com /profiles/lisa/lisa.html   (152 words)

  
 Apple II History Chap 8
Apple's introduction of the new IIc came at an "event" at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco on April 24th, 1984.
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.
Apple even included code in the new ROM to patch DOS 3.3 so it could be used as a RAMdisk with that system (400K maximum size), and did the same with Pascal v1.3.
apple2history.org /history/ah08.html   (4141 words)

  
 mprove: thesis: 3.1.8 Apple Lisa
Apple Lisa is much more than just a computer between Xerox Star and Apple Macintosh.
The Lisa computer is assembled to fit into the same case as its 12 inch monitor.
Lisa is equipped with 1 MB RAM, a 5 MB harddrive, and a powerful 5 MHz Motorola 68000 processor.
www.mprove.de /diplom/text/3.1.8_lisa.html   (1259 words)

  
 History of computer design: Apple Lisa
The Lisa also used specifically designed disk drives which were expensive to build, less reliable than the current 5.25" disks, and were replaced in the later, upgraded Lisa 2 by the 3.5" drive that was first implemented on the first Macintosh computer but designed at Sony rather than specifically by Apple.
This Lisa 2 was introduced along with the Macintosh, and then altered to become the Macintosh XL in January 1985 (see technical specifications), but it was sold only for a few months.
The Apple II computer had received some minor improvements in 1978, earning it the name Apple II+, and an "enhanced" Apple IIe was released along with the Lisa in January 1983.
www.landsnail.com /apple/local/design/lisa.html   (466 words)

  
 QJ.NET - QuickJump Home - Apple News - QJ.NET
Still, Reuters reports that Apple recently acknowledged that some of the notebook PC batteries in their MacBook/Pros "may have performance problems," but "the issues are not a safety risk," they insist.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs got some flak for his call for DRM-free music a while back, with some people saying that it's for publicity and the like, but it looks like Apple is really gung-ho about going the DRM-free route.
In one of our previous posts here on the QJ Apple blog, we also quoted Steve Jobs as saying that "a lot of people in the other music companies" are "very intrigued" with the idea, so we're guessing that it's only a matter of time until it becomes a widespread reality.
apple.qj.net   (2102 words)

  
 Apple Lisa 2
The Lisa was projected to be released at the beginning of 1981, but due to many delays it missed that date by two years (1983).
Lisa's high price tag was another hindrance to its acceptance in the office, $9,995 dollars was a lot of money for a computer, even a revolutionary one.
The second Lisa was introduced in January of 1984, it went mostly unnoticed due to all the fanfare of it's younger sibling, the Macintosh.
www.myoldcomputers.com /museum/comp/lisa2.htm   (1490 words)

  
 Apple Lisa Computer with Graphical User Interface and Mouse Appears in 1983
Apple Lisa Computer with Graphical User Interface and Mouse Appears in 1983
The Apple Lisa first appeared in January 1983 and initially had two 5.25" 871K floppy disk drives.
The system was quite innovative, featuring a graphical user interface and utilizing a mouse as an input device, The system had a 5MB external hard drive called the ProFile and a massive 1MB of RAM (64K was a lot at this time), both of which contributed to its whopping $9995 retail price.
www.cedmagic.com /history/lisa-computer.html   (118 words)

  
 Apple Lisa
Underneath the hood is one meg of RAM, a 10mb hard drive (hence the 10 in 2/10), an 800k 3.5' floppy drive (replacing the original 400k), and a Motorola 68000 chip.
The "squished" look is due to the fact that the Lisa had an odd screen aspect ratio...
For interested Lisa users out there, this is accessed by hitting any key during the power-on test, then in the Startup-From menu telling the Lisa to mount from a non-existant volume (like a floppy that isn't there).
www.obsoletecomputermuseum.org /lisa   (542 words)

  
 Dvorak Uncensored » Whatever Happened to the Apple Lisa?
The rise and fall of the Apple Lisa coincided with numerous other events and concluded with the ousting of Jobs at Apple by John Sculley a man who he lured to the company by showing him the Lisa just before it was rolled out to the public in January 1983.
The roots of the Apple Lisa were at Xerox Parc (Palo Alto Research Center) and an historic machine called the Alto whose technology became the Xerox Star which was first shown at the May 1991, National Computer Conference.
Since Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was noted for his unusual and creative disk drive design used by the Apple II, I have always suspected that Jobs, wanting to one-up Woz, kept trying to do something creative with disk drives.
www.dvorak.org /blog/?page_id=8269   (2349 words)

  
 Apple Lisa
A year after it was introduced, the Lisa 2 was renamed the Macintosh XL as some software changes were made to make the Lisa compatible with the Mac OS.
Lisa emulator released, allows OS X and Windows users to experience Apple's Lisa, Ted Hodges, Vintage Mac Living, 2007.02.27.
One paragraph on the Lisa - and one on the ill-fated Apple ///.
lowendmac.com /lisa/lisa.shtml   (702 words)

  
 apple lisa pcmuseum
The graphics resolution was good enough to allow all sorts of tricks that Jobs knew were impossible on the Apple II or Apple III.
The Lisa was developed further and further, with such additions as proprietary floppy drives and a modular construction working their way into the design, among many other features.
Apple had had enough with the Lisa line, and in 1989 rented some land in Utah at the Logan Landfill.
www.fortunecity.com /marina/reach/435/lisa.htm   (697 words)

  
 A History of Apple's Lisa, 1979-1986
The Lisa was first envisioned as a brand new business computer to succeed the very popular Apple II, and it was to be designed by Steve Wozniak.
Apple, which was privately owned at the time, would allow Xerox to invest $1 million in Apple, which was sure to soar in value when the company went public in 1981 - in exchange for two guided tours of PARC's technology.
The principle difference between the Alto and the Lisa was that the Lisa had a desktop interface.
lowendmac.com /orchard/05/1005.html   (2733 words)

  
 Open Directory - Computers:Systems:Apple   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Apple II was one of the first popular personal computer lines, and was manufactured by Apple Computer, Inc. from 1977 until 1993.
Apple II clones and related systems are also welcome in this category, such as the Laser 128, the Bell & Howell "fl Apple II", the various clones named after fruit, and the Apple III (the II's short-lived big brother that sported a II compatibility mode).
The Apple Lisa 2 was later fitted with the Macintosh operating system and sold as Macintosh XL but much of them ended up in a landfill.
dmoz.org /Computers/Systems/Apple/desc.html   (178 words)

  
 My Apple Lisa Screen Shots
The Lisa Emulator Project has at long last produced a working Apple Lisa emulator.
This Lisa emulator tries to give you the full experience of using an Apple Lisa.
The backdrop is a photo of a Lisa that changes as the power light comes on and when you "insert" a disk.
toastytech.com /guis/lisa.html   (387 words)

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