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What is a Macintosh?

What is a Macintosh?

An opening from the Macintosh 512Ke manual:

" You're about to learn a new way to use a computer. If this is your first experience with a computer, you're starting at a great time. If you've used "traditional" computers, you'll really appreciate the Macintosh difference. No more guessing what the computer wants. No more memorizing long commands with names only a programmer could love. With Macintosh, you're in charge.

Macintosh removes a lot of the mystery about using computers. Every action you take has an effect you can see - so you're always in control of what happens. And you don't have to keep tedious details in your head, because Macintosh keeps track of them for you. You're free to think about what you want to do rather than how to get your computer to do it. "

Simply - Macintosh is simple yet powerful.
Macintosh saying hello

Welcome to Macintosh screen
The Macintosh startup screen - "Welcome to Macintosh"

The "classic" Macs:
Macintosh/Macintosh 128K
Macintosh 512K
Macintosh 512K Upgrade - turns your Macintosh 128K into a Mac 512K.
Macintosh XL
Macintosh Plus
Macintosh Plus Upgrade Kits - turns your Macintosh 128K or 512K into a Plus.
Macintosh 512Ke
Macintosh 512K ED

The expanded "classic" Macs:
Macintosh SE
Macintosh SE FDHD
Macintosh SE/30
Macintosh Classic
Macintosh Classic II (Performa 200)
Macintosh Color Classic (Performa 250)
Macintosh Color Classic II (Performa 275)

iMac (the new classic Macs):
iMac (Including iMac DV and iMac DV SE)

Other Macintoshes covered by The Mac 512 User Group newsletters archive
• Macintosh II
• Macintosh IIvx/IIvi
• Macintosh Centris 650
• Power Macintosh 9500
• PowerBook Duo 210/230

If you need other Macintosh model information - please see AppleSpec (Apple's specification pages).

* The sound you heard was a Mac 512K startup sound and the sound of a disk going into the disk drive... (If you didn't hear any sound click here, 141 KB ) See a Macintosh 512K boot up, click here (1.2MB Quicktime movie)

Here is the inside of the Macintosh:
Inside of a Macintosh
You see the back of the monitor, and the analog board on the right side. The floppy drive is under the monitor, and the logic board under the floppy drive. Be careful in there!

If this Macintosh had a hard drive, it would of been placed over the floppy drive.

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