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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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Play Incorporated, creator of Snappy Video Snapshot and Gizmos98 products, has unveiled a real-time 3D sculpting and painting tool for PC and Macintosh computers. This new software, Amorphium, brings 3D graphics creation to a whole new audience by allowing users to create 3D models in real- time as easily as sculpting clay.
Apple's Macintosh computers and the new iMac do not run the Microsoft Windows and DOS programs that operate on PCs, the type of computers that most users own.
Flex is available in internal and external versions for both Windows 95/98/NT and Macintosh computers. The drives are shipping now at a suggested retail price of $699 for the internal model, and $799 for the external model.
Apple's proud boast that, "since their introduction in 1984, Macintosh computers have had the ability to make the transition to the year 2000" rings increasingly hollow in the wake of Canada-based Pedagoguery Software's discovery that Macintosh software is as susceptible to the Millennium date change as the rest of the industry.
The latest version of the company's free Software Showcase CD for Windows NT/95/3.1 and Macintosh computers is available.
Power Macintosh computers offer the high-performance advantage of the RISC-based (reduced instruction set computing) PowerPC processor.
It supports both PCs and Macintosh computers. Eight CD-ROMs are available separately for use with the ComfyKeyboard; retail pricing for the software ranges from $24 to $35 per title.
Manufacturers Note: Operating systems for all IBM and Macintosh computers, as well as Microsoft's Windows 95 and Windows NT software, incorporate some features designed to improve access for people with disabilities.
But be careful, not all the Magic School Bus titles will run on Macintosh computers, some require a PC or compatible system.
Apple's Macintosh computers never seized more than a niche in the personal computer market even though their basic design is far more user-friendly than the IBM-compatible DOS design.
For specifics on system requirements for Windows, Macintosh and Power Macintosh computers, contact Daryl Wise, Fractal Design Corp.
While his computer runs under DOS, some other marketing personnel use Windows or have Macintosh computers. Daily News delivers ASCII text to any brand of hardware connected to the network.