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Macintosh computer
Last modified: Monday, January 07, 2002 

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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Apple Desktop Computer Systems page 
Provides links to the various models of Apple's Macintosh, Power Macintosh, and Performa series. Each model provides a product data sheet listing features, technical specifications, and a description.

Offers a wealth of information for Macintosh users including daily news items, articles, resources, reviews, a mailing list, classifieds, and a special section devoted to the Mac OS 8.

Macintosh Human Interface Guidelines 
Online book that describes the way to create products that optimize the interaction between people and Macintosh computers. Includes many examples of good design and explains why one implementation is superior to another.

Macintosh resources sites 
Provides links to Macintosh hardware, software, online applications manuals, documentation, mailing lists, and newsgroups.

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.

Macworld UK 
Macworld Online is a UK publication providing product news and information on the Macintosh platform. Here, you'll find links to daily news, product reviews, features, opinions, a buyer's guide, and back issues.

The Macintosh Resource Page 
Offers timely news summaries relating to the Macintosh and MacOS, feature stories: extended coverage of important events, reviews of new software, "how-to" primers, and links to essential Macintosh software and information sites.

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.

Apple Macintosh FAQ
This FAQ contains sections on Macintosh virus information, printing, moving files between PCs and the Macintosh, and password protection.

Apple's FTP archive of unofficial A/UX patches
Apple's FTP archive of unofficial A/UX patches, which contains numerous ports of UNIX software for use with the A/UX operating system.

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.

Bottom Line Distribution Catalog
Contains a complete listing of Macintosh equipment, product information, publications, and discussions.

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.

Mac game product page
This page, from Sun Remarketing, provides photographs and descriptions of several mice, trackballs, MacALLY joystick, and que pads specifically for the Macintosh.

MacFixIt site
The MacFixIt site contains a collection of news and information regarding troubleshooting solutions for the Macintosh.
A Macintosh full-text web site search engine, with over 10,000 indexed page. Also offers daily news, articles, press releases from Apple, a chat area, and book resources.

Macintosh articles page
Contains links to various articles and information regarding Apple and Macintosh computers.

Macintosh FAQ
This FAQ for Macintosh site features sections on hardware, software, programming, and games.

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.

Macintosh performance tuning tips
Contains general tuning tips for Macintosh computers.

Macintosh resource information
Contains links to related Macintosh sites, news, and hardware and software.

Macintosh WWW FAQ
In addition to frequently asked questions, this site offers sections on Macintosh events, tools and software, related resources, and a glossary of terms.

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 Well Connected Macintosh
Contains online information and resources covering all aspects of the Apple Macintosh computer. There are links to news, mailing lists, FAQs, software, and vendors.

What the Pentium II means for the Mac - article
MacWorld article (May 7, 1997) on what new Intel CPU developments mean for the Mac. Includes links to related articles.

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

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.

ZDNet's Marketplace
Offers information on over 1,000 PC and Macintosh products and 100 vendors. Categories include: computer systems, memory, mass storage, hard drives, scanners, bar coding, software, CD-ROM drives, Internet/Web services, printers, and monitors.

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