Apple did allow clone Macs for awhile, which is what I bought back in 1994 or so, a Radius 81/110. It was a great machine that got my foot in the door, so to speak.
HeliBum said:When I hired into my current job in 1992, we had a single Mac for our entire software group. Needless to say, we weren't developing Mac software.
My first Mac, a IIci, came with System 7. When I hear people complain about the cost of Apple computers and devices today, I have to laugh. The cost of entry to become a desktop publisher in 1991:Mac IIci: $4,095 (5MB RAM, 200MB hard drive)Keytronic keyboard: $139Microtek 600ZS color scanner: $1,469Apple Laserwriter: $1,799Ikegami 20" color monitor: $1,990Cables: $18NET INVOICE $9,570TAX $737TOTAL $10,307Now, keep in mind those were 1991 dollars…
System 7 worked well. It’s just too bad Apple didn’t allow PowerComputing to continue.
versions ago and my iMac (9 years younger) is a superior machine.
When I hired into my current job in 1992, we had a single Mac for our entire software group. Needless to say, we weren't developing Mac software.
By the time i upgraded machines, it had 128 MB of RAM & a RasterOps video card with maxed out memory.
Photoshop flew, especially when the RAMDisk was working well.
I believe that was also the machine i had my slide printer on.
Yes, turning digital images (typically graphics/text) into 35 mm slides for presentations.
Sounds utterly backwards in 2021
You realize Apple was on its way to bankruptcy and PowerComputing (and the other clones) were one of the primary reasons? Apple would have gone out of business if they hadn’t nixed the clones.
Happy memories for me include upgrading from Mac SE to LC, playing with Hypercard with my then 9 y.o. son (among other stacks that we made, I remember a "radar screen"), discovering AppleTalk and, as a result, converting my department to Mac and then connecting the Mac network to the corporate mainframe with an SNAps 52/50 card (or something like that, it was a while ago), implementing MapGrafix mapping, and getting a PowerBook 100 - wow! I used to do the staff training myself. I'd show them how to move, point and click the mouse and then I'd bring up the training module (there was an on-screen cartoon guy) and that was that! Productivity and innovation jumped massively and we had a lot of fun too!