|Re: OT:iDisk For the Apple II|
Message #2 Posted by Egan Ford on 26 Apr 2010, 1:46 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Gerry Schultz
This and other HW/SW development for the Apple II* is frequently discussed on comp.sys.apple2 (did you know that there is an FPGA implementation of the original Apple?).
I am a huge fan of the Apple II series (sans the GS). The Apple II+ was my first computer. I have a //c at home. For the most part I've gone virtual, Virtual ][ to be specific. It is hands down the best ][+, IIe emulator. Unfortunately, its only for OS/X. It emulates a number of HW options (clock, z80, sound, I/O, etc... cards, a printer, HDs, etc...). I only use my //c about once or twice a year to test my programs on the real thing, mostly for fun. I used ADTPro (freeware) to get all my orginal diskettes (including my very first) imaged so that I can run under emulation (to do this you need a real II* and a serial cable, and it goes both ways).
You just reminded me that I need to published my 41CX vs Apple II Pi shootout that Ron Knapp started 30 years ago (Ron threw the first stone :-).