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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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"That should get even more folks thinking of switching." Apple has shipped more than five million copies of its new Leopard operating system for Macintosh computers since
Gaver of the University of California at San Diego, on the other hand, has deliberately programmed his Macintosh computer to be noisy.
This program cannot be used on a Macintosh computer.
In other news, Alps Electric Inc., a manufacturer of PC and Macintosh computer peripherals, has disclosed the first products in a family of photo-realistic color printers, including an integrated color printer/scanner.
For class projects, JMU students produce flyers, leaflets, brochures and magazines in the department's Macintosh computer labs; they have access to computer labs elsewhere on campus with IBM equipment.
Macintosh developer Apple Computer Corp has revealed its Safari web browser product for the Apple Macintosh computer.
Virtual PC for Mac delivers PC compatibility by enabling users to run multiple Windows operating systems directly on a Macintosh computer.
We eventually chose the Macintosh computer and MacWrite as our word processor."
The Macintosh computer has become our computer of choice with English classes because of its transparency to both the teacher and the student.
LibraryDisc may be operated on any Macintosh computer with 2MB of RAM, using system 6.0.7 or later, and an AppleCD SC, AppleCD SC Plus, or compatible CD-ROM drive.
Retrospect Server backs up one local Macintosh computer together with 100 networked clients while Retrospect Workgroup backs up one Macintosh computer and 20 networked desktop or notebook clients.
Retrospect Server backs up a local Macintosh computer and 100 networked clients for GBP499, Retrospect Workgroup backs up a local Macintosh computer and 20 networked clients for GBP311 and Retrospect Desktop backs up one local Macintosh desktop and two networked clients for GBP80.