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Macintosh computer
Apple Computer
graphical user interface

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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Outstanding Page MacAddict
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. Updated on Aug 5, 1998

Outstanding Page 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. Updated on May 13, 1998

Outstanding Page 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. Updated on Aug 5, 1998

Outstanding Page 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. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

Outstanding Page 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.

Outstanding Page 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. Updated on Aug 5, 1998

  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. Updated on Aug 5, 1998

  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. Updated on Aug 27, 1997

  Everything Macintosh
Everything Macintosh offers extensive information on Apple and the Macintosh. There are links to documentation, games, user groups, vendors, and newsgroups. Updated on Jul 9, 1997

  MacFixIt site
The MacFixIt site contains a collection of news and information regarding troubleshooting solutions for the Macintosh. Updated on Aug 5, 1998
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. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  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. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  MacWeek Online
Daily news stories and tips for the Macintosh. Also includes links to archived articles, columns, and a buyer's guide. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  TechWeb's Apple News Page
Collection of recent news stories about Apple as well as discussions and links to freeware, related sites, and event information. Updated on Aug 1, 1998

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

  Yahoo!'s Macintosh hardware page
Yahoo!'s directory of Macintosh hardware. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  Yahoo!'s Macintosh shareware page
Yahoo!'s directory of shareware for Macintosh computers. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  Yahoo!'s Macintosh software page
Yahoo!'s directory of Macintosh software. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  ZD Net Apple Macintosh articles
This page hosts a collection of news articles related to the Apple Macintosh. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  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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