The Apple vs. Microsoft GUI Lawsuit

Microsoft was deeply involved in the development of the Macintosh. Microsoft had been the first outside developer to get a Macintosh prototype. The prototype was promptly nicknamed SAND (Steve’s Amazing New Device) by Bill Gates and Charles Simonyi. Microsoft developed productivity software that the Macintosh desperately needed to make the Macintosh a contender in corporate […]

Writely, Google’s Free Word Processor: What’s the Catch?

I’d been away in New Hampshire with no Internet access, and I recently returned to the world of modern conveniences. One thing I noticed while I was offline was how much we depend on the Internet for access to many of the resources that we use on our Macs, such as games and photo management […]

Embed a Blogger Feed in Your Web Page

I have a small collection of web pages for my various projects. Some of them have an associated blog. Try as I might, I cannot get my students to click on a link on my class web page to take them to the blog. “I can’t find it,” or “There’s too much stuff on your […]

Welcome to Macintosh

Tommy Thomas lives in the Upstate of South Carolina. He says, “I’ll save the long version of my bio for another time, but I guess you’re wondering what it was I liked about the Mac, what drew me to it? Well, I’ve been using the Mac since 1999 and full time since 2000. I loved […]

Origin of the IBM PC

August 12, 1981 marks the birth of the IBM PC, the computer that single-handedly turned personal computing to the business market. IBM’s success forced Apple and others to change their focus, and most personal computer companies from the pre-IBM era have become historical footnotes. By 2006, even Apple Computer had followed IBM’s lead and adopted […]

Mac Pro (Mid 2006)

Apple introduced the Mac Pro as a fully customizable quad-core computer. The buyer can choose from two dual-core Intel Xeon Woodcrest at 2.0, 2.66, or 3.0 GHz. As little as 1 GB of RAM or as much as 16 GB. 160, 250, or 500 GB in drive bay one, and optionally 500 GB in bays 2-4.

Xserve Xeon (Late 2006)

Apple didn’t forget the Xserve in its move to Intel. The first Intel-based Xserve has a pair of dual-core Intel Xeon Woodcrest CPUs at speed as high as 3.0 GHz. Geekbench 2 results show the 2.0 GHz model has nearly twice the processing power of the dual 2.3 GHz Xserve G5, while the 3.0 GHz version is nearly […]