Apple Floppy Drives (was: More Apple Pimpers)

From: Louis Schulman <>
Date: Sat Dec 8 22:15:46 2001

On Sat, 8 Dec 2001 19:46:18 -0800 (PST), Ethan Dicks wrote:

#I also liked the fact that the PET did not need boot disks. I saw that
#as a major source of problems watching my friends sort through piles of
#Apple floppies, looking for a DOS3.3 disk.

They probably existed, but I don't recall ever seeing a non-bootable program disk for an Apple II. And data
disks are not much use without program disks.

Of course, putting the DOS in the drive's ROM somewhat limits your choices as to an OS. If you recall, with
an add-on card or two, an Apple could run DOS 3.3, ProDOS, CP/M, OS-9, MS-DOS (needed an add-on
drive as well) and probably some other OS that I have forgotten.

Received on Sat Dec 08 2001 - 22:15:46 GMT

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