I recently scored a used Apple IIgs ROM-1 and while I am waiting for it to arrive, I'm learning about what this machine actually is.
The use of a 2.8 MHz clock was a marketing decision intended to limit the IIGS's performance to a level lower than that of the Macintosh, a decision that had a critical effect on the IIGS's success; the 65C816 processor is capable of running at a much higher clock rate.
So has anyone figured out if it's possible to actually get a better / faster clock or performance into one of these?
I have also happily learned that much of the Apple II software line is backwards compatible, and it's got me thinking that I would like to try and get back into programming on this machine. I have two Apple IIe machines (one original, one enhanced) and maybe it's the holidays, but I'm feeling darned nostalgic these days, and feel a need to get into some BASIC commands of my youth!!