The Info List - MacWorks

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MACWORKS XL was an Apple Lisa computer program which shipped with the Macintosh XL . It allowed 64K Apple Macintosh ROM emulation so the Macintosh XL could run classic Mac OS programs.


* 1 History * 2 Features * 3 Timeline of Macintosh operating systems * 4 Timeline of Lisa models * 5 References * 6 External links


Soon after the debut of the Macintosh , which sold over 50,000 units in the first 100 days compared to only a few thousand Lisas during its entire first year, it became clear to Apple the Lisa (then Lisa 2/10) would benefit from the ability to run the Macintosh system software as well as reduce the development platform resources required to maintain two separate operating systems.

In April 1984, Apple introduced MACWORKS v1.0 for the Lisa. Essentially it allowed the Lisa to run a Macintosh environment from a floppy disk, but did not support a hard disk environment. By the fall, Apple had introduced versions 2.0 padding: 3px;text-align: left; border: 1px solid silver">


See also: Timeline of Apple Inc. products , Timeline of Apple II Family , and Timeline of Apple Macintosh models


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