Mac vs. IBM

2252 Words Apr 30th, 2005 10 Pages
Big Blue vs Big Red
For decades the digital war between Macintoshes (Macs) and Personal Computers (PCs) has been a never ending struggle to see who ranks the better competition. Because Microsoft has dominated the software field, more and more businesses use PCs rather than Macs. But does that make the PC better than the Mac. Let 's take a trip back in time and review the evolution of a computer company. It 's not IBM or Microsoft. This company is Apple Computers, Incorporated.
In the year 1976, before most people even thought about buying a computer for their homes. "Back then the computer community added up to a few brainy hobbyist. So when Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs sold a van and two programmable calculators for thirteen hundred
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It retails for $5,069. In May of 1992 IBM, Motorola and Apple formally dedicate a new facility that will serve as the focal point of design and development efforts for the PowerPC family of single-chip, reduced instruction set computing (RISC) microprocessors. In 1993, during the annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple demonstrates a prototype Macintosh computer running on an 80 MHz PowerPC 601 processor, achieving a new performance level in the industry. The company also demonstrates PowerPC-compatibility with existing Macintosh applications software. "Today the Power Mac G5 offers 2.0GHz, 2.3GHz and 2.7GHz dual-processor models with a speed boost at the top of the line. The dual 2.7GHz model packs so much power into tight quarters that Apple designed a liquid cooling system for it, resulting in a cool tower that runs Photoshop nearly two times faster than a Pentium 4-based system. In fact, for most creative endeavors, the Power Mac G5 simply has no competition in its class(apple.com)." As sophisiticated as Macintoshes may be not everyone uses them. Still and most likely for a while, businesses tend to use PCs because of their easy-to-use programming. The Pc has come quite a long way from the very first Personal Computer. In factthe Pc is the most advanced technological computer in the world. And it does have some history to its origin. In the late 1930s punched-card machine techniques had become so well

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