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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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The 20-inch Cinema Display and the 23-inch Cinema HD Display are designed to work with DVI equipped Power Macs, PowerBooks and Windows-based computers.
"The stability, high performance and ease of use of Mac OS X and the groundbreaking Power Mac G5 are a perfect solution for creating 3D engineering applications," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations.
"The Power Mac G5 based cluster validated our belief in the large-scale cluster architecture, the radically different communications technology, the 64-bit G5 processor and Mac OS X as a large-scale scientific computing platform," said Erv Blythe, vice president of information technology at Virginia Tech.
Building on the engineering feats first introduced in the Power Mac G5, Xserve G5 squeezes the incredible performance of dual PowerPC G5 processors into an ultra-thin 1U enclosure.
(NASDAQ:MDEA), a developer of advanced media systems, today announced Media 100 i Version 8.2.1 software featuring support for the new Power Mac G5 platform from Apple, as well as the new Panther release of Mac OS X, also known as Mac OS X version 10.3.
As the second biggest market in the world for Apple, Japan is bound to get all excited about this one--the new Power Mac G5.
First up is the latest evolution of Mac hardware, the Power Mac G5 computer (www.apple.com/powermac).
She bought herself a Power Mac, but she didn't have it very long before the hard drive died.
Mac OS X is built upon a stable, open source, UNIX-based foundation called Darwin, and features true memory protection, preemptive multitasking and symmetric multiprocessing when running on the dual processor Power Mac G4.
Slim as a skinny brief case, this flat monitor works with the Power Mac G4 Cube or Power Mac G4 and boasts twice the sharpness, double the brightness and triple the contrast of ordinary displays (1,600 by 1,024 pixels).