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Thread: How do Lisas connect to a Widget drive?

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    From a business sense it made sense to automatically and (almost) permanently bind the OS and software suite to one computer for licensing reasons. Companies like Autodesk and Oracle still use the technique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeXT View Post
    It's straight-through so that means in theory a Widget will act exactly like a ProFile on a Lisa 1 or 2/5 if you connected it to the parallel port
    Wrong. The Widget is a superset of the ProFile command set. The drivers are also incompatible. You cannot, for example, do an image copy
    of the contents of one to the other and have it work. I posted a great deal of information on both kinds of drives on bitsavers under apple/lisa

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    Crap, I forgot about bitsavers again...

    Immediately I am not finding any documents on either the ProFile or Widget. Are they separate documents or are they within another document?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeXT View Post
    Crap, I forgot about bitsavers again...

    Immediately I am not finding any documents on either the ProFile or Widget. Are they separate documents or are they within another document?
    http://bitsavers.org/pdf/apple/disk

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    Oh, it wasn't in /lisa at all.
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