Re: Lisa Monitor operating system and development environment

From: travfar <travfar_at_email.domain.hidden>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2010 09:40:03 -0800 (PST)

That's probably it. Although I wouldn't be surprised if Apple had ported
MSDOS over to the Lisa. I used to have a SGI running Windows. There's
a lot that goes on behind the scenes that never sees the light of day. SGI was going to step into the PC market, the Indigo2 was going to be marketed as a Compaq, but it all fell apart.

On Jan 18, 6:59 pm, Shirl Casner <shirlg..._at_email.domain.hidden> wrote:
>  > a clone of MSDOS
> I suspect you have a copy of the Lisa's first operating system which  
> was called the LISA MONITOR (this was also a development environment).  
> This used a command line text-only user interface in which you pressed  
> a key to activate a command. This OS was based on the Apple Pascal  
> system which Apple provided for its Apple II and Apple III systems and  
> which in turn was based on the UCSD Pascal p-system.
> Apple used the MONITOR to develop its Lisa OS and also its GUI-based  
> Lisa applications which used the Lisa Desktop Libraries. When the Lisa  
> OS was stable Apple replaced the Lisa Monitor with the Lisa Workshop.
> I have an Apple document which describes the Lisa Monitor in detail.  
> Seewww.sunder.netfor a copy.
> The Monitor survived the Workshop in that the LisaTest and MacWorks  
> disks run the Monitor.
> - David Craig
> On Jan 18, 2010, at 12:52 PM, travfar wrote:
> > My Lisa 2 started life as a Lisa 1.  It's an ex Apple Lisa.  I bought
> > it from an Apple employee about 15 years ago and he said it was one of
> > the prototypes.  It does have the Apple property sticker.  The other
> > thing that lends credence to his claim is one of the OSs.  It came
> > with 2 Profiles and one of them has, for the lack of a better
> > description, a clone of MSDOS.  It works fine except I've removed the
> > dreaded suicide battery.  I'm not selling it anytime soon, but I'm
> > just curious what something like it would go for?- Hide quoted text -
> - Show quoted text -

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