The Macintosh computer began life as the Apple I in 1976 when two friends, Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs with the aid of some friends built the first of fifty computers for the Byte Shop for $500 each. This first Apple computer came equipped with a display screen (a rarity at the time), and was the first computer with a fully assembled circuit board. Eventually, the little group made and sold two hundred Apple I for $666.66 each. With loan of $250,000 Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs and Armas Clifford ‘Mike’ Markkula joined forces to form Apple Computer on April 1, 1976. By mid-1977, they had improved upon the design of the Apple I and the Apple II was made available to the public.Ever wondered why the Company was named, Apple Computer? Simply because the trio realized that “Apple” would come before the most famous name in computers at the time, Atari. Over the years, Apple Computers continued to improve, becoming cheaper thereby making it easier for many homes to … [Read more...] about History Of Apple Computers
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Despite losing ground to Microsoft and clone PCs, Macs still have a strong following, especially since an Apple Computer rarely becomes affected by viruses. Also, Mac enthusiasts, especially those in the design and journalism fields will attest to the power of the Macintosh in these environments.Apple Computer is still adding new lines to the brand. Also, they once more revolutionized the computing industry a few years ago when they came out the the iPod.iMac This is the Company's leading desktop computer, and the popular iPod was developed along with it. The introduction of the iMac in 1998 was directly responsible for Apple Computer's rising profit margins.Power Mac This is Apple's high end personal computer; it is also referred to as a Power Macintosh.MacBook The current Apple MacBook laptops come in three models, 1.83GHz, and two 2.0GHz, one white and one black; all using Intel Core Duo processors and equipped with 13-inch monitors. These replaced the previous PowerBook … [Read more...] about The New Generation Of Apple Computers
In the early days there was little compatibility between Apple applications and Microsoft Windows applications. However, much has changed over the years, and many applications can be seamlessly shared between the two operating systems. This is especially true of the Max OS X Tiger which enables not only the sharing of files, but can co-exist peacefully on the same network. Sharing printers, scanners and other peripheral devices between Macs and PCs is now almost a non-issue, while there are still the occasional user who has problems sharing files between PCs and Macs, the difficulties have mostly be resolved. It is expected that within the next few years, there should be problems at all.Best of all, in today's highly wired world, where electronic mail is a way of life, now even email can be shared across Mac and PC platforms with minimal fuss. Apple started on the road to compatibility in 2003 when they resumed installing PC Compatible Cards into their systems. This was done in … [Read more...] about Apple Computers – Compatibility With Windows Applications
Many detractors of Microsoft cling to Apple like it is some sort of religion. That is fine and as a Technology Buff who runs a think tank, well, I have no problem with Apple Computers at all. I enjoy the technology "next new thing" type exploits there. I think Apple and their Marketing Hype Roll-outs help all personal tech innovative start-up companies in the way they make it glamorous and exciting they do all technology a favor in this way.Apple has done a good job marketing their products and I have watched their marketing strategies. In particular, I enjoyed their education strategies, giving away free computers to schools to hook a new generation on their products - smart thinking indeed.Still many software programmers have a sever disdain for Microsoft and a lot of pent up hostility too. But I ask them - How can you have hostility against an inanimate object like a created person or corporation? A corporation's job is to grow, make money. They are doing that, and delivering to the … [Read more...] about Apple Computer and Microsoft
If Microsoft moves towards web based software applications, then so too will Google and others. Yet in doing so this might get many people to ditch their computers for newer versions. This worries some environmentalists and perhaps you might recall the environmental groups attacked Apple Computers in the media recently calling them evil.If computers become inexpensive will they become disposable, some say yes? If so will they fill up the junk yards? I guess now that Apple settled with the angry ELF, Sierra Club, Green Peace environmental hypocrites (that was opinion - duly noted), that might be a play against Google and Microsoft. Although remember that Microsoft is partnered with companies like Dell and HP and remember both those companies are hot on the environmental trail too.Besides, Microsoft does not make computers, they make software and think of all the CD ROM Jewel Cases that will not be thrown out, or all the Computer Manuals also online? Think of all the Trees that are no … [Read more...] about Will Green Peace Go After Microsoft Like they Attacked Apple Computers?
With the introduction of Windows 95, Apple's market share which was around 5% further declined to between 3 - 4%. That placed the company on near bankruptcy prompting Apple's board to bring back Steve Jobs, one of the co-founders of the company in 1997. And with Jobs' introduction of the candy-colored I-Mac, Apple's fortunes turned around, and the rest is history up to the present. We are not going to talk about what Jobs did to save the beleaguered company. We will dwell on why loyal customers are extremely in love with their Apple products.I myself was a PC user way back and was aching to get my hands on an Apple Powerbook. Why Apple? How do they stack up against their PC counterparts.Apple Computers - Price; more expensive, Applications Available; limited, Compatible Peripherals; limited, Product Support; very good, Ease of use; very easy. Windows/PC - Reasonable price, Applications Available; infinite, Compatible Peripherals; 100%, Product Support; very good, Ease of Use; clunky … [Read more...] about The Immortal Myth of Apple Computers