Week 5 Pos 355
UNIX/Linux versus Mac versus Windows
Really, I’m not out to destroy Microsoft. That will just be a completely unintentional side effect.
I wish him the best, I really do. I just think he and Microsoft are a bit narrow. He’d be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger.
- Steve Jobs
Microsoft has had clear competitors in the past. It’s a good thing we have museums to document that.
- Bill Gates (Torvalds, Gates, & Jobs, 2013)
Operating systems were not in existence before the 1960s. The definition of operating systems is a program designed to run other programs on the computer and is the most important …show more content…
Much enthusiasm ensue the commercial, but it did not go on very long. The very fact that Mac OS relied on the graphical user interface was too drastic for some computer enthusiasts. Many programmers did not feel up to the test of rewriting existing command prompts in order to become attuned with the Macintosh. Plus, it was priced steeply at $2,495, which was much more than comparable IBM compatibles. Thus, the Macintosh did not sell as well as was hoped.
In the upcoming years, from 1985 to 1989, Apple tried to piece up and progress the Macintosh. This did not really entail changes to Mac OS, but rather to the hardware. More memory was inserted and newer, smaller versions released. These versions contained the Macintosh II and the Macintosh SE, the Macintosh IIx, the Macintosh CE/30, the Macintosh IIci, the Macintosh Portable, and the Macintosh IIfx. Ultimately though, these new versions did little to cut into Microsoft's incredible hold on the software market, or IBM's and IBM compatibles hold on the hardware market.
For the next ten years little progress was made. Apple continued its stream of Macintosh computers, which grew sturdy in memory and processing speed. At the same time Mac OS was upgraded as well. Like Windows, it was re-released and upgraded just about every year. It was called "System" from versions 1 to 7. During the later development of 7 lead to the name changed to Mac OS, and has been called that