CNET Readers Reminisce About Macs Gone By

It’s been some days since the Mac celebrated it’s 25th anniversary. Read the stories of the readers of CNET.com writing about their memories of the best computer ever, The Macintosh.

Also by CNET, a gallery of photos of Mac through the years.

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  • Introduction to Ruby for Mac OS X

    Introduction to Ruby for Mac OS X The Principle of Least Surprise by Jim Menard

    Leopard In Action

    These are some screen-shots from the OS X Leopard in action on my Mac. Click each picture for a larger view.

    Desktop

    Desktop - OS X Leopard

     

    iTunes

    iTunes for music

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  • Why Developers Prefer Macs

    An article from InfoWorld, not just blatant fanboyism but an analysis supported by solid ground. Read “Why developers prefer Macs“.

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  • Displaying Path Bar In Mac OS X Leopard

    Its been two weeks now since I have been using OS X and I find it an extremely stable and interactive operating system to use.

    One of my gripes while using it was that in Finder window, there was no displaying of the path from the root to the current folder or file, something I find useful sometimes.

    Turns out, you have to write the following command in Terminal to activate the display of the path in the top of the Finder window:

    defaults write com.apple.finder _FXShowPosixPathInTitle -bool YES

    pathOSX 

    Press return after typing the above line, hold down the ‘option’ key and right click on the Finder in Dock and click relaunch. To undo the change just replace the YES with NO in the above line and do the whole procedure again.

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  • A Report On Three Classic Personal Computers

    While browsing through some old backups yesterday, I found an illustrated report titled ‘A Report on Three Classic Personal Computers‘ which I had submitted under my “Small Computer Systems: Organization and Architecture” subject.

    If you are curious about the ancestors of the machine you are reading this post on, then this report really makes an interesting read. The content requirement for the report was as under:

    The classic systems must have been made within the years 1972 to 1990 and be non-IBM-PC compatible (i.e. not running MS-DOS). The systems must also be predominantly consumer products, not systems that were intended for use as dedicated computers for the military or business or terminals that connected to mainframes.

    Structure of the Report:

    • Summary
    • Table of Contents
    • Introduction
    • Main Body
    • Conclusion
    • References

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