The source code for the Apple Lisa, the computer that pre-dated the Mac, it will be released, allowing anyone to play with an important fragment of history.
The Computer History Museum (CHM) announced that it had recovered the code, and that Apple was reviewing.
Once the code is cleared for launch, will be available sometime in 2018.
The team in general is considered to have been one of Apple’s biggest flops.
The mechanism of facilitation of software curator Al Kossow announced the news in a Lisa mail list for fans.
“I just wanted to let everyone know the sources for the operating system and applications were recovered… and they are with Apple for review,” he said.
Once the review has been completed, the Computer History Museum is going to publish a blog about “the historical importance of the software”, ahead of a version of the code later in the year.
Lisa, that is considered has been named after Steve Jobs ‘ daughter, was launched in 1983 and was notable for being one of the first to feature a graphical interface and support for a mouse.
Its $10,000 price tag – around $24,000 (Â£17,000) factoring in inflation contributed to the fact that they only sold 10,000 units.
The Mac, which was essentially a more affordable and improved version of Lisa, was released in 1984.
The operating system behind Lisa became the cause of one of the greatest gaps in the history of the technology, with Apple suing Microsoft over the first version of Windows, claiming that the company stole Lisa of the technology.
The news that the source code of the release was received with enthusiasm in the fan forum announced.
“Wow, that is fantastic news! A lot of questions about what is included in the source code, but I think I’m going to wait to see. Thank you to all involved,” wrote one of them.
It also welcomed on Twitter.
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