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Macintosh computer
Last modified: Thursday, July 31, 2003 

A popular model of computer made by Apple Computer. Introduced in 1984, the Macintosh features a graphical user interface (GUI) that utilizes windows, icons, and a mouse to make it relatively easy for novices to use the computer productively. Rather than learning a complex set of commands, you need only point to a selection on a menu and click a mouse button.

Moreover, the GUI is embedded into the operating system. This means that all applications that run on a Macintosh computer have a similar user interface. Once a user has become familiar with one application, he or she can learn new applications relatively easily. The success of the Macintosh GUI led heralded a new age of graphics-based applications and operating systems. The Windows interface copies many features from the Mac.

There are many different Macintosh models, with varying degrees of speed and power. All models are available in many different configurations. All models since 1994 are based on the PowerPC microprocessor.

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MacInTouch home page 
A site dedicated to providing current events about everything related to Macintosh computing, including press releases from Apple and software updates from third-party vendors.

Macworld Online 
Macworld Online is a comprehensive resource for Macintosh users containing daily news, Macworld Magazine and Newsletter articles and archives, hardware and software buyer's guides, a software collection, information on games and Internet utilities, and user group and community information.

The Ultimate Macintosh 
Comprehensive sets of links to a huge amount of information about the Mac, including periodicals, newsgroups, software applications, programming, utilities, shareware, books, resources, and the latest news.

Berkeley Macintosh Users Group (BMUG)
BMUG is the largest membership-based consumer advocacy Macintosh users group in the world. Their goal is to provide information and critical direction to users and developers, beginners and experts, alike. This home page offers links to their meetings, services, community center, and resources.

Champaign-Urbana Users Group for Commodore, Amiga and Macintosh
This user group supports Amiga, Macintosh and C64/128 computers. This home page offers a wealth of information on the group, along with many Web related links to related resources.

Everything Macintosh
Everything Macintosh offers extensive information on Apple and the Macintosh. There are links to documentation, games, user groups, vendors, and newsgroups.

Macintosh monitors
Provides notes on connecting and adjusting Macintosh monitors.The sections covered are: basic information, Macintosh sense pins, modifying a monitor, sync on green, cable information, and examples.

MacWeek Online
Daily news stories and tips for the Macintosh. Also includes links to archived articles, columns, and a buyer's guide.

The Heidsite TipFinder
Provides general information on the Apple Macintosh, including tips, news, downloadable software, product information, and numerous links to Macintosh related sites.

The Unix Influence on Mac OS X
Mac OS X offers a wide range of choices for network management and system administration. Learn how and when to use Unix-based commands like "sudo" and "su" in this Managing Mac Networks article.

Yahoo!'s Macintosh programming languages page
Yahoo!'s directory of Macintosh programming languages.

Yahoo!'s Macintosh software page
Yahoo!'s directory of Macintosh software.

ZDNet's Macintosh Catalog
Lists the detailed technical specs for every model of Macintosh and Macintosh-compatible computer, past and present.

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