Mac history can be traced back to the very beginning, right after the Apple corporation was formed in 1977. During this time period, Macintosh was considered a crude form of computers as it still used a microprocessor with a keyboard and mouse. It was not until the 1980’s that Apple made their move into the personal computer arena with the release of the Apple Lisa. Apple later went on to release the Macintosh Plus and Macintosh Mini in the latter part of the decade. With each new generation of computer that Apple releases the Mac becomes more capable than the previous one.
The Mac has always been one of the most compatible computers that has been manufactured. In fact, there are many people today who still use the Mac as their main computer. However, despite this history, the Mac is slowly losing ground to other computer systems such as the Windows based PC. This can be attributed to the fact that Apple has produced good quality hardware since the release of the Apple IIgs. However, it seems that they have hit a roadblock when it comes to software. The major issue with the Mac being unable to keep up with the competition comes from the fact that they have not developed software that has the capability to run on top of other software.
Over the years, the Mac has seen many versions that have come and gone. The first generation of Macs were relatively primitive for the time as it featured an Apple IIc that lacked a built in memory card. The Mac was successful because it was able to provide users with an affordable solution. In the years that have passed, however, changes have been made that have reduced the price of the Mac, but it is not as inexpensive as the PC.
The primary problem that the Mac has had over the years is that it has been unable to incorporate advanced technologies that have come out in the past few years. It was not until the late 1990’s that the Mac finally got around to implementing a virtual memory card with its Mac IIgs. Virtual memory cards have enabled the Mac to expand the amount of memory that is available to it at any given time without having to go through the use of a bulky external drive. In the years since, the Mac has once again attempted to improve upon its ability to handle larger applications and programs.
The Mac used to be limited to a basic curses programming language that did not allow for very much sophistication in use cases. At one point, the Mac was even limited to a text-based DOS like environment. Things have changed dramatically in recent years. Up until fairly recently, the Mac was lagging far behind the more advanced computers when it came to basic office use, web browsing, music and video enjoyment and gaming.