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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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All this has created a promising opportunity for Macintosh clones.
Sales of Apple branded computers, including the new iMac, grew 51% in revenue and 97% in units, partially offsetting the decline in sales of other Macintosh-related products and the virtual elimination of Macintosh clones from the marketplace.
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Although Macintosh sales were down 22% from the same quarter a year ago, a good portion of the decrease was due to the elimination of the major Macintosh clones (in addition to a drop of catalog circulation).
The prior year quarter included Macintosh clones that are no longer available.
UMAX Computer Corporation will offer Connectix Virtual PC, PC DOS Version as a standard feature on the majority of its Macintosh clones sold in the U.
emergence and acceptance of Macintosh clones from Motorola, Power
This gives Media 100 owners the flexibility to adapt to new Macintoshes and new Macintosh clones as they become available, all with the same Vincent hardware-circumventing the common problem of obsolescence of video equipment.