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My Apple Lisa Screen Shots|
During startup the Lisa software complained that the clock was not
Forget Y2K problems, the Lisa didn't expect to be around after 1995!
At this point all that has been installed is the startup software (operating
system). Each Lisa application has to be copied from its respective disk.
Interestingly copying a file from one disk to another here doesn't work
like modern desktops. Dragging and dropping MOVES the files, erasing them
from the floppy. Additionally selecting "copy" and then "paste" will not
work either. The correct way to copy a file on the Lisa is to select the
files, select "Duplicate" from the file menu, and finally drag and drop
the "duplicate" icons (that are not actual files yet) to the location you
want the files.
And besides that, the application disks are set up so you can use them
on only one Apple Lisa. Copying a Lisa Office application to the hard drive
causes the floppy disk to become "serialized" the specific Apple Lisa.
This emulator provides an option to change the serial number of the emulated
Lisa should you need to. Oh yes, copy restriction schemes have been around
for quite a long time.
I'm not positive if this ability is available to just any kind of file,
but when copying the spell checker it automatically reconstructed the file
which was split across two disks.
An interesting feature of this emulator, it even implements the ability
to control the video display's brightness as a real Lisa would from the
And now for a few screen shots of the Lisa Office System 3.1 and its
applications in action.
Without the application, the Lisa Office System comes with a calculator
and a clock program.
This shows LisaDraw, LisaWrite, and its ability to transfer data between
applications using the clipboard.
This shows LisaGraph, which you can use to put garbage in and get pretty
garbage out! Also there is LisaCalc, a spread sheet for doing things with
numbers, and LisaList, a simple database program that you can use to keep
track of things like your hit lists.
And finally Lisa Project, where you can lay out your plans to take
over the world, and Lisa Terminal, which back in the day you could use
to connect to your local mainframe or BBS to surf for ASCII pr0n.
Duno it is a problem with the emulator or if I just messed something
up, but when trying to edit anything Lisa List reports: "The LisaList
tool is having technical difficulties displaying (your file). Would you
like the tool to attempt to redisplay it? Refer to the Lisa Office System
manual, Appendix A, Office System Error Messages under Tool Failure".
I guess that is its equivalent of a crash.