Apple Lisa computer

I have an original Lisa, which is rare because Apple offered a free upgrade to the Lisa 2.

I also have several Lisa 2s, which were later known as the Macintosh XL.

The original Lisa contained two Apple-proprietary Twiggy 5.25 inch floppy disk drives, with a storage capacity of 880 Kbytes each. However, these drives were found to be somewhat unreliable in practice, so the Lisa 2 used a single Sony 3.5 inch floppy drive instead.


There are not yet any Lisa simulators, but several people are working on them:

Hardware emulation:

Tom Stepleton is working on a hardware interface to allow a PC to act as a ProFile Emulator.

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