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The Evolution of Mac OS, From 1984 to Mountain Lion

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#1 OFFLINE   securitybreach


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Posted 18 February 2012 - 04:42 PM

Since the release of System 1 in January 1984, Apple has played an integral role in designing and implementing the graphical user interface (GUI) as we know it.

With the announcement of OS X Mountain Lion this week, Apple is continuing the process it started with Lion by streamlining the connection between the Mac and iOS.

We wanted to take a look at some of the biggest changes in the history of the Mac Operating System over the last 28 years. Looking back, I canít help but be struck by how many elements of the original Macintosh OS are still there more than 30 years after the project started taking shape.

Itís a testament to the work of Bill Atkinson, Andy Hertzfeld, Bud Tribble and the other members of the original Macintosh team that so many aspects from System 1 have become integral to personal computing as we know it today.

A Timeline of Mac OS

For nearly 30 years, the Macintosh operating system has helped define desktop computing.

With the announcement of OS X Mountain Lion, Apple is readying for its next evolution and is getting closer than ever at merging the desktop with the mobile OS. Let's take a look back at 28 years of Mac OS history.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:37 PM

cool slide show!  thx for posting, securitybreach!
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