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Macintosh

Apple’s seminal product that revolutionised the computing industry by incorporating a GUI interface in the operating system. The first primitive Mac, produced in 1984, had the same basic elements now considered standard for all PCs—e.g., software formats like “pull-down” menus, “point-and-shoot” commands, and icons to represent files, programs and landmarks on the desktop, as well as hardware elements such as a mouse to navigate through the software and straightforward screen displays. Macs and modern PCs are “user friendly”, designed so that technologically unsophisticated consumers are able to use computers without the need to understand their internal workings.
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Through the late 1980s, Interplay - like many software companies - hired a few Macintosh programmers to "port," or translate, existing PC games to the Apple platform.
NOTE: Apple, the Apple logo, and Macintosh are registered trademarks and Power Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
We have worked with Apple to enable PC users to run Power Macintosh applications as well as Microsoft Windows applications on the Power Mac 6100 and Performa 6100 series," said Joachim Kempin, senior vice president of OEM sales at Microsoft.
Apple currently ships a range of logic board and processor card upgrades based on the PowerPC 601 chip for the Macintosh Quadra 950, 900, 840AV, 800, 700, 660AV, 650 and 610 models; and the Macintosh Centris 660AV, and 650.
MODE32 is a system extension that enables Macintosh II, IIx, IIcx and SE/30 systems to use standard System 7 32-bit addressing.
The ease of use of Macintosh, its rock-solid reliability and the gorgeous Aqua interface truly enrich the user experience," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of developer relations.
2 represents a major shift in the way that Macintosh users experience what used to be standalone business productivity applications," said Pete Higgins, senior vice president of the desktop applications division at Microsoft.
Symantec introduced its line of Power Macintosh native products with the announcement last week of ACT
0 for Macintosh, the world's most complete Internet security solution for the Macintosh platform.
1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aldus Prepress Division today released the first native trapping application for the Power Macintosh.