Dec 28, 2017

Apple to release source code for pre-Mac computer Lisa

The source code for Apple's Lisa, the computer that pre-dated the Mac, is to be released, allowing anyone to tinker with an important slice of IT history. The Computer History Museum announced that it had recovered the code and that Apple was reviewing it. The operating system behind Lisa became the cause of one of the biggest rifts in technology history, with Apple suing Microsoft over the first version of Windows, claiming the firm stole Lisa's technology. The news of the source code's release was greeted with enthusiasm on the fan forum it was announced on. "Wow, what fantastic news! Many questions about what's included in the source code but I guess I'll just wait to see. Thanks to everyone involved," wrote one.

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