The Apple Lisa will return in 2018, at least its software - NewCydiaTweaks


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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The Apple Lisa will return in 2018, at least its software

35 years later, the Apple Lisa software will return in open source format thanks to Computer History Museum, where they plan to launch it in 2018.
Thanks to an intensive work, the operating system that gave birth to the second Mac with a graphical user interface, can be used by any user for free .
Lisa had the initials of Local Integrated System Architecture, although she shared the same name as Steve Jobs's first daughter . Jobs himself confirmed it several years later.

Lisa, a necessary failure

Lisa was oriented to a common user where it offered an intuitive graphical interface and a mouse , although later it was oriented to companies. This set had an exorbitant price, about 10,000 dollars at the time and was very few years in commercialization (causing great havoc to companies such as NASA).
Steve Jobs was on the development team, but was removed from it in 1982 for having some discrepancies with the project manager, John Crouch. After a time of postponements, it was finally released in 1983 without much success.
Thanks to the insistence of Steve Jobs , Lisa's software was more fluid and more natural than its direct competitor, the Xero Star. The latter was a commercial failure, a perfect moment to launch an alternative to Apple users. It went on sale and practically suffered the same fate.
It is said that Apple buried about 2,700 Lisa computers  in a Utah land. Yes, similar to the legendary Atari ET game where he was also a real failure. Today, both the Lisa and the ET game are considered collectible teams with great value .
With the death and burial of this computer, Apple evolved into Macintosh adopting many concepts of this mythical computer that took inspiration from Xerox, including the mouse.
If everything goes according to plan, by 2018 we will have the opportunity to use the same Lisa software with open source thanks to Computer History Museum and a group of fans that have asked for it.

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