Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 1st Apr 2006 16:48 UTC
Apple Today, 1st April 30 years ago, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple Computer, one of the most influential (whether you like it or not) and recognizable (oh yes) companies in the tech industry. Various websites have articles in celebration of this landmark, here, here, here, and here. Happy 30th birthday, Apple. Now, chop chop, get us that Intel iBook.
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Happy Birthday!
by shanecoughlan on Sat 1st Apr 2006 17:44 UTC
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2006-01-26

Ah! Apple! You broke computers out from business and geek land, and made them into something every designer wanted. It's a pity you had that hiccup from 1987-1997...but now it looks like you will take over the world. Maybe. Perhaps.

I wonder what you will announce for your birthday? Video iPod? Intel iBook? Whether we like it or not, we're all curious to find out...

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Low Key
by bucho on Sat 1st Apr 2006 18:02 UTC
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2005-09-01

With such an important milestone it is odd that Apple has no mention of it on their site.

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RE: Low Key
by TechniCookie on Sat 1st Apr 2006 18:27 UTC in reply to "Low Key"
TechniCookie Member since:
2005-11-09

Yes, the silence is deafening. Very suspicious. I hope they have something up their sleeve.

Edited 2006-04-01 18:28

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RE: Low Key
by PowerMacX on Sat 1st Apr 2006 22:18 UTC in reply to "Low Key"
PowerMacX Member since:
2005-11-06

Really strange.

Where is my i(ntel)Book?! ;)

Anyway, here's for another 30 years! Cheers!

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RE: Low Key
by moorewierdos on Sun 2nd Apr 2006 03:11 UTC in reply to "Low Key"
moorewierdos Member since:
2005-07-06

I think the silence may be Apple's april fools joke. I hope so anyway; I was really looking forward to something coming out today.

Edited 2006-04-02 03:12

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Ah, memories.
by binarycrusader on Sat 1st Apr 2006 18:06 UTC
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2005-07-06

My first personal computer was an Apple //C+. I learned to program on it at the age of almost nine years old. Little did I know that my tappings on that keyboard would lead to a good paying job and a career later on in life writing software. All those hours spent using peek and poke were valuable after all it seems ;)

Hurrah for Apple! I hope that they will be around for many years to come. I will never forget this company or how their computers affected my life.

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Happy Birthday
by ghostdawg on Sat 1st Apr 2006 19:32 UTC
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2005-12-31

Happy birthday, Apple. What do we get for a present this year!

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Never been an Apple user but ...
by chiwaw on Sat 1st Apr 2006 20:20 UTC
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2006-02-05

... I have tremendous respect for the company, what they accomplished, and how they changed the (my) world. Happy Birthday to you, dreammaker!

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Whaaa?
by JustAnotherMacUser on Sat 1st Apr 2006 20:52 UTC
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2006-01-08

Apple Computer Turns 30

On Aprils fools day? Nice try there buster!

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RE: Whaaa?
by Zoidberg on Sat 1st Apr 2006 21:33 UTC in reply to "Whaaa?"
Zoidberg Member since:
2006-02-11

It's not a joke. Apple was founded April 1, 1976.

Edited 2006-04-01 21:33

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RE[2]: Whaaa?
by GregV on Sun 2nd Apr 2006 03:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Whaaa?"
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2005-07-06

I wonder if it all started as an April Fools Day joke...

It would be kinda funny, one of the most innovative companies started as a joke... ;)

But yes, he's to another 30 years of "fruitful" computing ;)

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Here's to 30 more years...
by BWhaler on Sat 1st Apr 2006 22:59 UTC
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2005-07-06

Happy birthday Apple.

And thanks for helping turn around the high tech industry. (not by your efforts alone, but you have definitely been on the side of good and innovation...)

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Happy Birthday Apple!
by mgenaro on Sat 1st Apr 2006 23:01 UTC
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2005-07-23

Thank you Woz and Jobs. Live long and prosper!

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Apple.com
by ronaldst on Sat 1st Apr 2006 23:40 UTC
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2005-06-29

first page changed a little.

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Apple again?
by Zeras on Sun 2nd Apr 2006 00:37 UTC
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2006-04-02

Steve Jobs
http://images.forbes.com/images/2001/12/13/steve_jobs.gif
and
Steve Wozniak
http://www.thetech.org/revolutionaries/wozniak/images/RevWozniakLg....
notice the names they forgot to
add
Steve Urkel
http://chronicle.augusta.com/images/headlines/072397/fea_urkel.jpg
, Just kidding! joking Joking!
I seriously think Wozniak was better,
no offese Jobs, yes really
I've done reseach and watched
when nerds rules the world ;)

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congrads
by sp29 on Sun 2nd Apr 2006 02:30 UTC
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2006-01-04

I learned how to edit video with Apple. First tape to tape, then non-linear with Macintosh.

Thanks Apple!

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v apple
by happycamper on Sun 2nd Apr 2006 11:47 UTC
RE: apple
by Simba on Sun 2nd Apr 2006 17:35 UTC in reply to "apple"
Simba Member since:
2005-10-08

Unfortunately, I have to agree.

I almost bought a PowerMac recently because I like OS X so much. (I need to run dual monitors, so their other systems are not an option).

However, after thinking about it for awhile, once again, I passed. When you look at what you are getting for $1,999, it's not very impressive. For $1,999 they are only giving you 512 Mb of RAM, a 128 Mb video card, and a 160 Gb hard disk. For that kind of money, you can do a hell of a lot better with a dual core Athlon 64. You could easily quadruple the RAM, double the video memory, and double the hard disk space, and still have money left over.

It's really sad to see Apple running the Mac into the ground. But unfortunately, that's what they are doing. Because even people who really love OS X like me, simply can't justify paying $1,999 for a system that is not even that impressive when we can get dual core Athlon 64 systems for half the price.

Edited 2006-04-02 17:47

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RE[2]: apple
by TomB7 on Sun 2nd Apr 2006 18:19 UTC in reply to "RE: apple"
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2006-01-03

You are comparing to a $1000 white box PC. If you compare the cost to a SUN or HP-UX workstation, the 1999 doesn't seem so bad.

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RE[3]: apple
by Simba on Sun 2nd Apr 2006 18:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: apple"
Simba Member since:
2005-10-08

> You are comparing to a $1000 white box PC.

I'm comparing to a system I could build myself, or have someone build for me. Such a system would leave the $1,999 PowerMac in the dust.

Unfortunately Apple chose not to give me the option of building my own system using just what I need and want.

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Birth day
by aaronb on Sun 2nd Apr 2006 13:07 UTC
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2005-07-06

Apples 1337 th birthday will be special. <-;

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mac mini
by sp29 on Sun 2nd Apr 2006 18:10 UTC
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2006-01-04

Buy a mac mini than, have you even heard of it? Upgrade it when you need too!

Edited 2006-04-02 18:10

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RE: mac mini
by Simba on Sun 2nd Apr 2006 18:26 UTC in reply to "mac mini"
Simba Member since:
2005-10-08

> Buy a mac mini than, have you even heard of it?
> Upgrade it when you need too!

Mac mini can't run dual monitors. Otherwise I would.

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RE[2]: mac mini
by Tyr. on Sun 2nd Apr 2006 21:02 UTC in reply to "RE: mac mini"
Tyr. Member since:
2005-07-06

> Buy a mac mini than, have you even heard of it?
> Upgrade it when you need too!

Mac mini can't run dual monitors. Otherwise I would.


It can, with some help according to an article featured on http://byodkm.net/ a while back :

Mac mini dual monitors using DualHead2Go ( http://voice.firefallpro.com/2006/02/mac-mini-dual-monitors-using.h... )
Mini w/ dual monitors part deux ( http://voice.firefallpro.com/2006/02/mini-w-dual-monitors-part-deux... )

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RE[3]: mac mini
by Simba on Sun 2nd Apr 2006 21:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: mac mini"
Simba Member since:
2005-10-08

> It can, with some help according to an article
> featured on http://byodkm.net/ a while back"

Cool ;) Thanks. That definitely looks interesting. I will have to look into that more. ;)

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Mac OS X and generic hardware
by leech on Sun 2nd Apr 2006 18:20 UTC
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2006-01-10

I still think it'd be in Apple's best interest to sell Mac OS X as an OS for generic x86 hardware, especially if it used 64bit extensions. Sure, people would pirate it, but people are pirating the hacked version now anyway, they may as well release it for the honest people out there as well!

If you think about it, that's how Windows got so big, it was pretty much the only choice for a very long time, especially since Microsoft wedged it's way into the OEM market. I can bet that Dell would distribute Mac OS X based systems in a heartbeat. This would gather more developers and with more software being developed, would gather more users.

Of course it'd more or less kill their hardware sales, but from what I understand right now they make more money on their iPods than they do on selling their Computers.

Just some thoughts. A very happy birthday to them! Though I always prefered the Atari and Amiga computers... ;)

Leech

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digitaleon Member since:
2006-01-22

From: leech
I still think it'd be in Apple's best interest to sell Mac OS X as an OS for generic x86 hardware [...] Of course it'd more or less kill their hardware sales, but from what I understand right now they make more money on their iPods than they do on selling their Computers.

It's close, but Macintosh sales still outshine iPod sales; $6.275b in net Macintosh sales, $4.540b in net iPod sales in FY2005. This doesn't tell the entire story, of course, but even grouping the other categories as appropriate, Macintosh is still in the #1 spot.

No, I'm not an Apple investor.

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