Macintosh System 2-kun (Sinclair-Speccy)

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General Information
Full NameFuji McIntosh
Universe/OriginThe Mainframe
PersonifiesMacintosh System 2.0
DeveloperApple Inc.
Height127 cm (4'2")
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorGrey
Other Information
AffiliationRetrograde Conglomerate (Member), The Infinite Loop (Past Member)

Operating System

The second significant improvement to the Macintosh system software was launched with System 2 (System Software 0.3 and 0.5). Version 2.0 was released on April 1985, and it included the System 2.0 upgrade, which was quickly followed by System 2.1.

System 2.0 added the usage of AppleTalk and the newly released LaserWriter. Apple also eliminated the Put Back and Close All Finder menu commands. New Folder (which finally put an end to the Empty Folder saga), Print Catalogue (which printed the index of disc contents to the default printer), Use MiniFinder (which launched a simple At Ease-like launcher window instead of the memory-hungry Finder), and Shut Down were among the newly added Finder commands. System 2 was the first to provide dragging a disk icon to the Trash (Wastebasket) to eject the disk.

Nevertheless, while rebuilding the Desktop, System 2.0 inherited a problem from System 1.1. Because HFS was not yet available, rebuilding the desktop involved removing all folders and placing all data directly in the disk's root. MFS (Macintosh File System) did not allow nested folders, and all folder data was saved in the Finder's Desktop database.

The Hierarchical File System (HFS) was introduced in System 2.1 (Finder 5.0), and it features a real directory structure at the file system level. This version was designed particularly for the Hard Disk 20 and only supports HFS in RAM; startup and most floppy drives remain MFS 400 K volumes.