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Apple Technical Information Source CD's

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Technical_Support_Information_Source_1.0_1990.iso_.zip (161.33 MB)
For System 1 - 5 - System 7.0 - 7.6
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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
macintosh-is-21.zip (264.18 MB)
For System 1 - 5 - System 7.0 - 7.6
Emulation
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

These are software compilations made by Apple in the very early 1990's, consisting of software presentations, support, tech info, system software and utilities. Much of the informational presentations are made with HyperCard. These CD's were internal distributions and intended only for Apple Employees who were support providers.

[Top DL]: This is the Apple Technical Information Source CD-ROM version 1.0, dated April 1990.
For a list of the included US & International System Software on this ROM, view the 5th screenshot above.

Note: All disk images contained in CD 1.0 are in DiskMaker 1.3 format (included on the ROM). If you don't have the hardware to support using this software, Disk Copy 6.1 or newer can mount DiskMaker image files by dragging them over onto Disk Copy's application icon & releasing the mouse button.

[2nd DL]: Apple Information Source CD-ROM version 2.1, Oct 1991. - This ROM contains a wealth of information and software, including fully working copies of some of the popular office titles of the period, such as FileMaker Pro 1 & HyperCard 2.1, etc. It also includes Macintosh System Software releases from the earliest and up to SSW 7.0.1, but on this ROM these are only for US systems, the International version releases were not included.

MD5 checksum & filename: 3d6622444eaf5e7f7d79537ecd50c304 *macintosh-is-21.zip

If expanding this .zip file on a classic Mac system, use MacZip to ensure a complete extraction. Also, have the Virtual CD/DVD Utility installed. The expanded ".iso" is double-clickable to mount on the desktop, if the utility is also installed & MacZip was used for the extraction.

Note: All disk images contained in CD 2.1 are in DART 1.5 format (included on the ROM). If you don't have the hardware to support using this software, Disk Copy 6.1 or newer can mount DART image files by dragging them over onto Disk Copy's application icon & releasing the mouse button.

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k

There were other releases of the Information Source CD's and I would like to see them archived here. For example: "Apple, Technical Information Source, Version 3.0. (1992)". Anyone?

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24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2014, July 6 - 8:29pm

Nice finding! Thanks for sharing this gem, especially for the meanwhile rare localized System versions.
I think someone was looking for a Spanish System6 just recently...

One Brain Cell's picture
by One Brain Cell - 2014, July 6 - 12:18pm
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Thank you so much for making these available. I've been coming to the Mac Garden since 2002 I think, never registered until now. You are a fantastic resource, so happy people are cataloging and saving all this information.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2014, June 4 - 4:06am

@Fortuna Wave: I was about to ask if it would be OK to remove yours (as you have uploaded so many fantastic uploads already), then I spotted the remove notice by you Smile

Fortuna Wave's picture
by Fortuna Wave - 2014, June 4 - 3:59am

I have compared both discs. Both of them are same.
BTW, this page were created first (24th May) before I created them (27th May).

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2014, June 4 - 3:34am

Thanks Fortuna, I hadn't noticed that one. Are they the same file?

This one has (when mounted locked):
Creation: Sat Mar 31, 1990, 3:36 PM
Modified: Mon Apr 02, 1990, 11:16 AM

Fortuna Wave's picture
by Fortuna Wave - 2014, June 4 - 3:24am

There is also a similar thing that I have uploaded a week ago:
Apple Technical Information Source CD-ROM (April 1990)

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2014, June 4 - 3:14am
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An excellent source of old demo's too, especially HyperCard stacks demoing software of the period.

A software CD from 1990! I think this is the earliest example of software on CD-ROM that I've seen to date. Thank you for archiving it here.