nOObie questions: mouse and ethernet and ISA

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1. mouse: the DB9 apple II mouse is not compatible with a
"generic" DB9 mouse? does it need an adapter?
2. is the ISA slots compatible with a generic ISA card, so that its just a ____ question of drivers to make any ISA card work?
3. follow up to question 2 - are there any drivers for common ISA ethernet
____ cards like the 3c509 or the NE2000 ?

thx, capybara Smile

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Re: nOObie questions: mouse and ethernet and ISA

capybara wrote:

1. mouse: the DB9 apple II mouse is not compatible with a "generic" DB9 mouse? does it need an adapter?

I've not tried one, but it's unlikely to be compatible. I see old Apple DB9 mice on eBay regularly.

capybara wrote:

2. is the ISA slots compatible with a generic ISA card,

They aren't ISA slots. They are specific to the Apple II line.

capybara wrote:

3. follow up to question 2 - are there any drivers for common ISA ethernet cards like the 3c509 or the NE2000 ?

No, not at all. Neither the cards nor the software would run on an Apple II.

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The Apple II slot predates IS

The Apple II slot predates ISA by about 4 to 5 years.

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Considering how simple 8 bit

Considering how simple 8 bit ISA is one wonders if an adapter could be hacked up. I mean you can use ISA cards with PICs and other microcontrollers

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