Apple released a ProDOS update , nearly 23 years after the last official update for Apple II.
For those of you who are Apple II computer owners, owing to John Brooks, we finally have a new OS update available for the first time since 1993’s ProDOS version 2.0.3.
Uptil Friday, the old 1993, ProDOS version 2.0.3 was the only official release Apple delivered for the Apple II series. However the fact doesn’t remain true anymore with release of ProDOS 8 version 2.4, which Software developer Brooks released as a remembrance of 30th anniversary of Apple IIGS.
Apple II computers, designed by Steve Wozniac in 1977 were followed by Apple IIGS which flooded the market right after Steve Jobs announced it’s launch on 15th September 1986 till 1993 when apple ceased selling the Apple II series.
A utility for quick and easy booting of Apple II devices, Bitsy Bye, accompanied by a whole new program launcher, and Bitsy Boot are all included in the new update by Brooks.
Bitsy Bye runs in less than 1kB of RAM, meanwhile the boot utility runs in under 400 bytes, Indicating instances of highly efficient coding.
Gilt-edged changes have been seen in the update also bring improvements to Apple [|| ]. The list doesn’t end here, the release also has great utilities and programs to move files from floppy disks to USB and any other disk storage with ease. It includes disk utilities to repair disks, an Unshrink tool to expand the archives compressed with Shrinkit and other file-management utilities.
Notifying those who don’t own a working Apple II model: Apple didn’t let you feel left out, ProDOS 2.4 in an emulator that can run in any browser has been set up by the Internet Archive’s computer historian all for your benefit.