Apple Computers of Yesterday and Today
Apple computers are known for their robust performance and tight security. These computers are exclusively designed to run only on Apple's own platform including several versions of Mac operating systems. Innovative, portable, secure, elegant, durable, and powerful are among the impressive characteristics of Apple computers that enticed millions of computer user world wide.
From basic functionality such as document processing to hard end network servers, these machines are proven to outpace others. These machines are capable of connecting to other machines running on a different platform through simple configuration on the software side. Its optional Airport devices allow apple computers to connect to a network wirelessly, but securely.
During the first release of the first Apple computer in 1976, users were doubtful about its features. As more and more designs and features were added on every release, people are getting more and more interested with these computers. The release of Lisa in 1983 gave the world a different view in computing. The prototype was designed with a GUI which created a user friendly environment. Further releases including the Macintosh and other advanced computers were among those that gave Apple the pride in the industry.
As a company, Apple experienced some downfalls in terms of sales and management. However, with good people and loyal members around the company was able to recover and made it to the road again. And today, the company does not only focus in manufacturing computers. They have several lined up gadgets including the famous iPod and iPhones which hit the market with phenomenal sales.
Modern Apple computers are now running with Apple's latest operating system, the Mac OS X or simply referred to as Leopard. The operating system offers portability, security, connectivity, entertainment, and other features that enhanced the capacity of Apple computers.
MacBook Pro and iMac, released in 2006, were among the first Apple computers to use the Core Duo CPU manufactured by Intel Corporation. This was after the partnership between Apple and Intel Corp. The later partnership resulted to some succeeding generation of Apple computers including Mac Pro and Macbook.
Because of the popularity and security offered by Apple computers, many avid Windows users were encouraged to try these computers. Shifting from Windows to Mac environment was difficult due to the differences in commands and interface. To address the issue, Apple introduced Boot Camp – utility software shipped with Mac OS X v10.5- to aid users wanting to use Apple computers while maintaining Windows XP's interface. The software allows a user to install Windows XP or Windows Vista on an Intel-based Mac computer.
At present Apple manufactured computers are among the most sought after computers all over the world. Surpassing well known computers manufactured by other companies such as Dell. Though a little bit expensive compared to other brands, these computers are known to last longer because of the refined engineering applied.