Macintosh In 1984, Apple introduced a new and revolutionary computer called the Macintosh. This computer impacted many people and made an immense change in peoples’ lives. The Macintosh was a computer for the common person. It revolutionized personal computing by introducing the graphical user interface (GUI), allowing anyone to use a computer. It was a computer for the common person. “Macintosh, the computer for the rest of us.” The Macintosh was a computer that was perfect for everyone. It included many technological innovations. It was smaller in size and lighter in weight, which made it easier for people to carry around with them in a bag. It wasn’t huge like the IBM PC. Also, it was offered at a great price, $2495, which was a decent and reasonable price for many buyers. Some of the advantages that the Macintosh contained were: essential ease of use, windows, point-click, drop-down menus, icons, a mouse, and much more. It also had high-resolution graphics and a voice sound and speech built in. As Steve Jobs unveiled the Macintosh to the world, it was critical to have the computer speak to the audience so it would capture people’s attention and make an unforgettable first impression on the audience. Additionally. It would show the audience how advanced this product was. Macintosh became successful in a very short time. In just seventy-four days, after the introduction of the Macintosh, 50,000 units were sold throughout the world. It was successful for several reasons.
The introduction of the Macintosh computer to Apple's board of directors in January of 1984 forever changed the world of computers. The evolution of the original Macintosh and it's successor the iMac like many other technological achievements was built upon the shoulders of prior discoveries and advancements, some failures, and a dose of intellectual property theft. The company founded by college drop-outs Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs had produced and developed the Apple II computer in 1977. It was…
Apple history books.
Apple III FAQ All the little details you ever wanted to know about the Apple III in this 22 page PDF. Dated February, 2007.
Apple and the History of Computer Design Extensive design history focusing largely on Macintosh computers. Highly recommended.
Apple-at-a-Glance Short company profile.
Apple Computer History WebLog This site attempts to "capture your Apple experiences, anecdotes and stories about key events in Apple's history." It is filled…
today. In very beginning Steve Jobs and Steven Wozniak invented Apple I in 1976 and included the company in 1977.
The following products could be considered biggest success for Apple;
1. Macintosh: was a computer to use graphical user interface and was the first computer to make desktop publishing. The Macintosh was the foundation and evolution of the iMac, Mac Mini, Mac books, and more etc. (Top 10 Apple Innovations, 2013)
2. PowerBook 1000 series: was released in 1991. It was an innovative…
Animation Studios he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, when Disney acquired Pixar. Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential of xerox parcs-driven graphical user interface which led to the creation of the apple lisa and, one year later, the macintosh. He also played a role in introducing the laser writer one of the first widely available laser printers, to the market. After a power struggle with the board of directors in 1985, Jobs left Apple and…
Is Visual Basic? 3
VB.NET (Visual Basics.NET) 3
Triggers and Timer functions. 3
Three types of triggers. 3
User activated 3
State Triggers. 4
Operating systems and Event driven programming. 4
Operating systems that make use of GUI 4
Operating system that makes use of command line prompts 4
Evaluate the suitability of event driven programs for non-graphical applications. 6
Event Driven Programming
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significantly. In August 1981 Apple introduced IBM’s first personal computer the IBM-PC it became a great success even though it was slower than the Apple II (Foljanty, 2010). On January 24, 1984 the Macintosh is released. Foljanty (2010), “It was an easy to use, all-in-one desktop computer with graphical user interface.” (1976 - 1979: The Beginning, para.). On August 15, 1998 the iMac was released and become the fastest selling PC in history. With the release of the iMac it helped reintroduce Apple to the…
increasingly came with programs that could be used by issuing more easily understandable commands. In 1984 Apple introduced the Macintosh, the first mass-market computer with a graphical user interface and a mouse. Microsoft later caught on and produced Windows, and the historic competition between the two companies started, resulting in improvements to the graphical user interface to this day. The first portable computers which resemble modern laptops in features were Apple’s Powerbooks, which first introduced…
in late October. Those who remember
Jobs from the Macintosh computer
may have wondered why so many felt
this way, particularly in a persistently
Windows world. But whether one is an
Apple or PC user, it is undeniable that
Jobs’ foresight and innovation changed
the way we use computers, particularly
in the area of educational technology.
Although I am recording these thoughts
on a Macintosh laptop, I wasn’t always
an Apple user. I was one in that fortunate first generation of students who…
LO1 - Understand the components of computer systems
as many operating systems as you
at operating system software
◦ Develop knowledge of GUI and Command line
◦ Research the advantages and disadvantages of
popular operating systems.
operating system is the most important
software that runs on a computer.
manages the computer's memory,
processes, and all of its software and
also allows you…
Word is a word processor developed by Microsoft. It was first released in 1983 under the name Multi-Tool Word for Xenix systems. Subsequent versions were later written for several other platforms including IBM PCs running DOS (1983), Apple Macintosh running Mac OS (1985), AT&T Unix PC (1985), Atari ST (1988), SCO Unix (1994), OS/2 (1989), and Microsoft Windows (1989). Commercial versions of Word are licensed as a standalone product or as a component of Microsoft Office, Windows RT or the discontinued…