25 Years of the Mac

I don’t really like the Mac, but to its credit, it helped popularize the GUI with the average person. It wasn’t totally configurable, which in a way, was probably a good thing for the typical user, but for me, or other power user geeks, it just won’t cut it. We’d prefer editing our conf files with vi, ed, or edit.com (MS-DOS editor), but never Emacs. We’d prefer having the ability to modify the registry to how we see fit. But, however, for the normal user, who just wanted to get stuff done, it was a good thing. So, tomorrow, January 24, 2009, is the 25th anniversary of the Apple Macintosh. It’s seen a lot of changes. Originally using 68k based CPU’s, then changing to PowerPC’s in the early 90’s, and finally switching to Intel chips in late 2006. And, if I had the time, I would have linked to the famous Apple Macintosh commercial, as famous, or maybe even more than, the Windows 95 one.

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