Re: Lisa software beyond 7/7

From: Ray Arachelian <ray_at_email.domain.hidden>
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2007 16:43:53 -0500

Hi David,

Shirl wrote:
> There was also a Lisa Unix (actually Xenix from I believe Santa Cruz
> Operations [SCO]) which ran its own programs, but these were not WIMP
> programs.

There were two of these - UniPlus Unix, I think was a System 7 or perhaps System V clone, and
Microsoft/SCO Xenix. Xenix came with a text only environment called Lyrix which included a
word processor, and possibly other things.

> CP/M was also avaliable as an environment, at least Digital
> Research said they were working on it but I never think this actually was
> released.

I've found a CP/M 68 out there, but it seems to be for the Atari ST, there are mentions of a Lisa version,
but nowhere to be found.

There were a few accounting packages as well, from BPI, but I believe they were standalone,
that is you'd boot them off their own floppies rather than install them on a Profile along with the Office System.
> For a wonderful little article about the Lisa's potential you should read
> Michael Posner's alternate Lisa history in which Lisa becomes the dominate
> system for Apple, Macintosh is retired, there is a Lisa II model with a
> 68020 CPU (a la Mac II), color video, improved Office System called
> LisaWorks (a la Apple Works for the II), etc. I have a copy and will find
> and paste to this Lisa group soon.
> is his Lisa book, but doesn't seem to contain that story.

> Eventually, the Unix
> weanies at Next took over Apple and turned the Mac into a Unix machine (OS
> X).

I think you meant wizards here. "Weanies" is reserved for Windows advocates (ducking rotten tomatoes.) :-) Received on 2007-03-10 16:43:55

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