Linked by umad on Thu 25th Aug 2011 22:51 UTC
Apple I thought OSNews would be a good forum to talk about a matter that has been weighing on my mind lately primarily because the site has been so focused on Apple's patents and litigation as of late. The news that HP, the largest PC manufacturer in the world is spinning off or getting out of this business is what really prompted me to write this article.
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Soulbender
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2005-08-18

The first time I saw a Mac in person was in the early 1990's ('91 or '92 probably). The 80's was all about the home computer, primarily the C64 and the ZX Spectrum and in the later half the Amiga (at least in Sweden). You also saw people with TI-99, Atati ST and on a rare occasion something like a Dragon or Oric. Our school had, for God knows what reason, Microbee. You could play some kind of cave adventure game and an educational game called Kepler.
PC's were huge, ugly and expensive office monsters with either dull monochrome display or the brain damaged CGA palette. Why you'd ever want one of those were a mystery to us.
Apple? Who? They make computers? Really? Lisa? The girl from school? Macintosh? Is he scottish? Oh, a computer. Never heard of it.

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

My experience in Australia was virtually identical.

C64, TRS80 or Amiga at home. PC for word processing at work. A mainframe if you needed grunt.

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