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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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3 Revision 2 provides several system reliability improvements for customers of these specific Macintosh models.
Our new Power Macintosh models continue that tradition by combining the leading-edge technologies that educators value most, with the ease-of-use students and teachers have come to expect from Apple.
A PlainTalk Microphone, which is included with most of the above Macintosh and Power Macintosh models, is also needed.
5 is the only drawing product offering special optimizations for today's newest Power Macintosh models, such as the 9500s.
5 running on PCI will provide Media 100 users with the same broadcast-caliber digital video currently available on top-of-the-line NuBus Macintosh models.
As with all Power Macintosh models, the new Power Macs read Macintosh, Windows, MS-DOS, OS/2 and ProDOS floppy disk formats.
o PCI bus, which the AsanteFAST adapter card supports, is an industry-standard technology and the next-generation bus architecture after ISA and EISA buses found in many PCs and the NuBus and PDS architectures found in Macintosh models prior to the Power Macintosh 9500.
On July 18th, Apple announced two new Macintosh models intended for first-time and home office buyers.
The PDS version supports the Quadra 650, 700, 800, 900 and 950 machines, while the NuBus 90 version works with the Quadra 840 AV as well as all Power Macintosh models including the 6100, 7100, 8100, 8150, 9100, 9150.