Remember when, in January of 2000 at Macworld Jobs unveiled the Aqua interface for the first time? I thought he was insane. Took me until 10.1.2 shipped on my flat panel iMac I bought in 2002 to accept OS X. <br><br>
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Cut my teeth on an Apple II's right out of college in 1984. The small company I worked for had just bought two Apple II's and this software suite...<br><br> Raxis, a vertical market systems integrator, specialized in computerized management services for the manufactured housing, RV and marine industries. From 1979 through 1986, Raxis sold over 850 computer systems (approximately $10,000,000 in systems sales and services) based on the Apple II product line. It also provided system-level software, notably a database manager, a rewrite of Apple's basic language (Applesoft), and a high-performance extension to Apple's disk operating system. <br><br> and said..here, you should know about these things, you're in charge of learning and implementing this for our business. We used that software and two dutiful Apple II's until 1994. <br><br>The math just caught my eye. Ten million dollars in sales for 850 units is $11,764 a system. I don't think we paid much over $20,000 for our initial set-up. <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by mojo_jojo on 01/27/06 08:54 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
From my blog at the time as I hyped buttons on my site I stole from Apple. I still use them:<br><br><hr>Friday, February 11,2000<br>Everyone like the new buttons? They are the superficial top layer of Apple's new OsX. The more important features are hidden such as true multiprocessing and protected memory. These are the last vestiges of things that unix people had that the proletariat did without. You can even run Red Hat without emulation if you really want unix.<br><hr><br><br>So yeah, I liked the aqua right out of the gate. It took forever to wake up a laptop running OSX at the time but the protected memory was the cat's meow. I was running programs which would crash everything but unix. Having the program crash in OSX but never have to restart the system was amazing. It took me a while to get out of the habit of restarting thinking that I was helping things. <br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>(__*__)
Yeah..I came to realize 7/8/9 are just antiquated pieces of crap now. <br><br>I remember for the longest time.....printing...burning a CD....many things hogged the entire computer. And it would freeze all the time. In the middle of a song. Anything. Had a hearty supply of straightened-out paperclips next to the iMac. <br><br>
I think I can beat you. I bought one of the first Apple II's from Ferranti-Dege in Boston. They were the only Apple reseller at the time. Cassette tape drive soon to be replaced by a 5 and 1/4 drive and I had a friend write a program I used to measure DNA in electron micrographs. <br><br>The problem I had was we had to write a grant to get the money to up the memory to 64KB. A little pricey but it kept me from having to save to floppy disk every ten seconds.<br><br><br><br><br>(__*__)
i had a 7300 clone at that time (i think that time). it was made by M*Power -- i think it was a rare clone. but it worked well and it still works well for me when i turn it on from time to time. <br><br>--<br>"I am mindful that diversity is one of the strengths of the country" --president bush on 9/27/05
WoW Mojo you had a 630 - ya was hopping<br><br>My first Mac was a Performa 600 CD super killer fast 32 mhz 030 with 5 megs hardwired Ram and a 160 mb HD <-- shiit I was flying so fast I could not spell check - LOL - well non was available <br><br>Brought home on "Sears" credit 3,500 buckaroos <br>600 CD - 14 inch color Apple display - Apple Style Writer II - Apple 3 year customer care. Later got some need for speed and some big balls upgraded the ram to 16 megs for the tune of 649 bucks and that was on sale<br><br>How times have changed <br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> It took forever to wake up a laptop running OSX at the time but the protected memory was the cat's meow. <p><hr></blockquote><p>Huh, that's weird. It was just the opposite for me. Waking from sleep was (and still is) nearly instantaneous in even the first versions of OSX, but was a slow process in OS9 and before.<br><br>
I cut my Mac teeth on a Mac Plus in '85. Just before I left Brooklyn, I found one on the curb amongst trash waiting for pickup. I scooped it up and brought it home. Power supply is good, but it needs a video card and input devices. Right now it's a paper weight, but one of these days I'm gonna try to fix it up.<br><br>
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