A very controversial platform introduced by Apple back in '85. Some love it, most hate it. The general consensus is that you can't do ANYTHING with them. I'll admit outright that a factory shipped apple computer lacks the ability to run games. But for those who don't play games, it's not a loss. And the platforms secure Unix core and lack of popularity make it a rare target for hackers and viruses. Not to mention that the previous PowerPC based generations were true monsters. The RISC based computers were oh so easy to program. And reached real world results that are hard to achieve on the x86 platform. Needless to say, my respect for that platform dropped exponentially since the advent of Intel based Macs. But the simple intuitive GUI makes up for the hardware drawback. It's Unix roots hold several advantages over other Os's on the market. If anything, the lack of a registry and no Dll's are the Unix system's biggest forte. All I can say, is that I've been using my 68k based Mac Plus, PowerPC based Powerbook 1400c, Power Mac G4 and Powerbook G4 happily for years. I do own a PC, but it's pretty pokey sometimes and has to be whiped clean every year. When I need a huge library of programs, than i'll whip out my Hp Mini, for something zippy and simple, my Macintoshs reign supreme. It's all a matter of what you want to do.
PowerPC Macintosh computers= Fast, simple.
x86= Far more common, overly complex, once used Netburst, and that's bad enough.
Prices shown in USD.
Type your email address below to get our free Urban Word of the Day every morning!
Emails are sent from firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll never spam you.