Apple II ProDOS

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Apple II ProDOS  meaning Professional Disk Operating System, became the most popular operating system for the Apple II family.

This is the original ProDOS, renamed ProDOS 8 in version 1.2,  was distributed from 1983 to 1993 and was released to address shortcomings in the earlier Apple operating system, called Apple DOS, which only has built-in support for 5.25" disks and required patches for peripheral devices such as hard disk drives and non-Disk-II floppy drives. ProDOS included:  ROM-based drivers on expansion cards for disk devices; expanded the volume size from about 400 Kb to 32 Mb, introduced support for hierarchical subdirectories; supported RAM disks on machines with 128Kb or more of memory; solved problems with handling hardware interrupts; and included programming and expansion interfaces.

ProDOS had its developmental roots in SOS, the Apple III operating system released in 1980.

ProDOS 16, was a stop-gap solution for the 16-bit Apple IIgs that was replaced by GS/OS.

The items included here are part of the Workbench Binder A7P0001

ProDOS Technical Reference Manual A2W0010 explains how to use the machine-language routines upon which the Filer program, the DOS-ProDOS Conversion program, and the BASIC system program are based.

There should be 2 other manuals: the ProDOS User's Manual which explains how to copy, rename and remove files using the ProDos Filer program and use the OS-ProDOS Conversion program. Basic Programming with ProDOS covers that language and how to store and retrieve information on ProDOS disks using Applesoft BASIC.

ProDOS Assembler Tools A2W0013 describes the 4 Programming Tools to write assemble and debug assembly-language programs: Editor; Assembler to translate assembly-language source code into executable 6502 object programs; Bugbyter debugging program; Relocating Loader to load and execute assembly-language programs during the execution of a BASIC program.

Platform: Apple II, II+, IIc,  IIe with 64Kb RAM  Disk 5.25 drive 

               OS: ProDOS           

System Software (SS:) Programming Language (PL:) BASIC and 6502 Assembler

Version:  1.0 1982



Platform : Apple II
Format : Disk 5.25
Publisher : Apple
Authors :
Date : 1982
Product Code :

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Color Demosoft / Little Brickout Apple Apple II Cassette 1979
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Penny Arcade / Finance 1 Apple Apple II Cassette 1979
Apple Post Mailing List System Apple Apple II Disk 5.25 1979
Hand-Holding BASIC Apple Apple II Disk 5.25 1980
Apple II DOS 3.3 BASICS Apple Apple II Disk 5.25 1980
Apple PILOT Apple Apple II Disk 5.25 1980
Apple II Application Software - Set of Disks Apple Apple II Disk 5.25 1981
Apple III Visicalc III Apple Apple III Disk 5.25 1981
Apple III Apple Business BASIC Apple Apple III Disk 5.25 1981
Apple III Universal Parallel Interface Card Driver Software Apple Apple III Disk 5.25 1981
Apple III Apple II Emulation Integer & Applesoft BASIC Apple Apple III Disk 5.25 1981
Apple III Visicalc III Apple Apple III Disk 5.25 1981
Apple III Apple Access III Apple Apple III Disk 5.25 1981
Apple III Mail List Manager Apple Apple III Disk 5.25 1981
Apple II DOS 3.3 Apple Apple II Disk 5.25 1982
Apple II Monitor ROM Listings Apple Apple II ROM 1982
Apple II ProDOS Apple Apple II Disk 5.25 1982
Apple III Apple Writer III Apple Apple III Disk 5.25 1982
Apple III Apple Writer III Apple Apple III Disk 5.25 1982
Apple III Quick File III Apple Apple III Disk 5.25 1982
Apple Lisa 7/7 Office System Apple Apple Lisa` Disk 3.5 1983
Apple II DOS User's Manual Apple Apple II Wire Bound Paperback 1983
Apple III System Software SOS Apple Apple III Disk 5.25 1983
Apple III Apple Writer III Apple Apple III Disk 5.25 1983
Apple III Backup III Apple Apple III Disk 5.25 1983
Apple II The Inside Story - An Introduction Apple Apple II Disk 5.25 1984
Appleworks IIe Apple Apple II Disk 5.25 1984
Apple II Applesoft Programmer's Kit Apple Apple II Disk 5.25 1984
Macintosh System MacWrite MacPaint Apple Apple Mac Compact Disk 3.5 1984
ProDOS BASIC Apple Apple II Disk 5.25 1984
Icon Art Master Pineapple Software BBC Micro 5.25 Inch Disk 1985
Macintosh XL MacWorks XL MacWrite MacPaint Apple Apple Mac Compact Disk 3.5 1985
Apple II MouseDesk 2.0 Apple Apple II Disk 3.5 1986
Macintosh Plus Apple Apple Mac Compact Disk 3.5 1986
P.C.B. Pineapple Software BBC Micro 5.25 Disk 1986
Apple II DOS 3.3 - Set of Disks Apple Apple II Disk 5.25 1987
Apple HyperCard Apple Apple Mac Compact Disk 3.5 1987
Macintosh HyperCard 1.0 Apple Apple Mac Compact Disk 3.5 1987
Diagram II Pineapple Software BBC Micro 5.25 Disk 1988
Learn To Use HyperCard 1: Beginning HyperCard Apple Apple Mac Compact Disk 3.5 1989
Learn To Use HyperCard 2: Scripting with HyperTalk Apple Apple Mac Compact Disk 3.5 1989
Macintosh System 7 Personal Upgrade Apple Apple Power Macintosh Disk 3.5 1991
Quicktime 1.5 Apple Apple Power Macintosh CD-ROM 1992
The Virtual Museum Apple Apple Macintosh Centris/Quadra CD-ROM 1992
Apple Media Tool Apple Apple Mac Compact CD-ROM 1993
SADE v. 1.3.3 Apple Apple Mac Compact Disk 3.5 1993
Multimedia in Action Apple Apple Mac Compact CD-ROM Nov 1993
Mac OS System 7.5 Apple Apple PowerBook Disk 3.5 1994
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Supplement, January 1994. (missing) Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM Jan 1994
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Partner Edition, April 1994. Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM Apr 1994
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Special Edition Power Macintosh, May 1994. Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM May 1994
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Partner Edition, July 1994. Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM Jul 1994
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Supplement, September 1994. Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM Sep 1994
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Provider Edition, October 1994. Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM Oct 1994
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Special Edition Power Macintosh Version 2.0, November 1994. Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM Nov 1994
Inside Macintosh Apple Apple Power Macintosh CD-ROM 1995
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Partner Edition, January 1995. Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM Jan 1995
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Supplement, February 1995. Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM Feb 1995
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Provider Supplement, March 1995. Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM Mar 1995
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Provider Edition, April 1995. (case only) Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM Apr 1995
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Provider Edition, May 1995. Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM May 1995
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Provider Edition, June 1995. Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM Jun 1995
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Provider Edition, July 1995. Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM Jul 1995
Apple Marketing MediaAlbum CD-ROM Collection Apple Apple Power Macintosh CD-ROM 1996
Apple Computer Europe Macintosh Performa In-store Demo Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM 1996
Mac OS System 7.6 Apple Apple Power Macintosh CD-ROM 1996
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Provider Edition, Sptember 1996. Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM Sep 1996
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Provider Edition, October 1996. Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM Oct 1996
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Provider Edition, November 1996 (case only) Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM Nov 1996
Apple Computer Europe Consumer In-store Demo Spring 1997 Apple Apple Power Macintosh CD-ROM 1997
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Provider Edition, January 1997. Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM Jan 1997
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Provider Edition, February 1997. Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM Feb 1997
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Provider Edition, March 1997. Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM Mar 1997
Apple Service Source CD 2.0 March 1997 Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM Mar 1997
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Provider Edition, May 1997. Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM May 1997
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Provider Edition, June 1997. Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM Jun 1997
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Provider Edition, July 1997. Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM Jul 1997
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Provider Edition, August 1997. Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM Aug 1997
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Provider Edition, October 1997. Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM Oct 1997
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Provider Edition, November 1997. Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM Nov 1997
Apple Dealer CDs and DVDs, 1990s Apple Apple Power Macintosh CD-ROM 1998
QuickTime Attract Loop Apple Apple Power Macintosh CD-ROM 1998
Apple Display Software Apple Apple Power Macintosh CD-ROM 1998
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Provider Edition, January 1998. Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM Jan 1998
Apple Reference, Performance & Learning Expert. Provider Edition, February 1998. Apple Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM Feb 1998
Apple iMac System Restore Apple Apple iMac CD-ROM 1999
Blank Apple Macintosh Software Apple Apple Macintosh CD-ROM 1999
Mac OS X Versions 10.1.3/10.2/10.3 Apple Apple Power Macintosh CD-ROM 2002
Mac OS X Version 10.2 Apple Apple Power Macintosh CD ROM 2002
AppleWorks 6 Apple Apple Power Macintosh CD-ROM 2003
Mac OS X Panther Version 10.3 Apple Apple Power Macintosh CD-ROM Oct 2003
Aperture Apple Apple Power Macintosh CD-ROM 2005
iLife '05 Apple Apple Power Macintosh CD-ROM, DVD-ROM 2005
Mac OS X Tiger Version 10.4 Apple Apple Power Macintosh DVD-ROM Sep 2005
Mac OS X Leopard Version 10.5 Apple Apple Power Macintosh DVD-ROM 2007
Mac Box Set (2009) Apple Apple Power Macintosh DVD-ROM 2009

Information About Apple:

Item Manufacturer Date
Apple Computer Inc. 1 Apr 1976

 

 

 

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