We Know You Love Your Mac
When your Mac is running at it’s best it’s easy to brag about it. But even Macs (iMac, MacBooks, etc.) run into problems.
Mac Repair takes specialized knowledge and training and in some cases special tools are required to get the job done right. That’s where Your Computer Guy comes in.
A Little Mac Repair TLC
As our resident Mac Genius, David Wright, would say,”Mac’s require a certain degree of love and finesse to get the most out of them.” Believe me, he really does love Mac’s and he can fix yours. Most Mac repair falls into one of the categories listed below.
Some of the more common Mac Repair Issues:
Did you know?
All versions of Mac OS X are named after big cats except for the latest OS X Mavericks. OS X Mavericks is named after a surfing location in Northern California known for it’s huge waves.
Versions of OS X:
Interesting History of Macintosh
The Macintosh project started in late 1979 with Jef Raskin, who envisioned an easy-to-use, low-cost computer for the average consumer. In September 1979, Raskin began looking for an engineer who could put together a prototype. Bill Atkinson, a member of the Apple Lisa team, introduced Raskin to Burrell Smith, a service technician who had been hired earlier that year.
In January 1981, Steve Jobs completely took over the Macintosh project. Jobs and a number of Apple engineers visited Xerox PARC in December 1979, three months after the Lisa and Macintosh projects had begun. After hearing about the pioneering GUI technology being developed at Xerox PARC from former Xerox employees like Raskin, Jobs negotiated a visit to see the Xerox Alto computer and Smalltalk development tools in exchange for Apple stock options. The final Lisa and Macintosh operating systems used concepts from the Xerox Alto, but many elements of the graphical user interface were created by Apple including the menu bar, pop-up menus, and the concepts of drag and drop and direct manipulation.
Unlike the IBM PC, which used 8 kB of system ROM for power-on self-test (POST) and basic input/output system (BIOS), the Mac ROM was significantly larger (64 kB) and held key OS code. Much of the original Mac ROM was coded by Andy Hertzfeld, a member of the original Macintosh team. He was able to conserve some of the precious ROM space by interleaving some of the assembly language code. In addition to the ROM, he also coded the kernel, the Macintosh Toolbox, and some of the desktop accessories (DAs). The icons of the operating system, which represented folders and application software, were designed by Susan Kare, who later designed the icons for Microsoft Windows 3.0. Bruce Horn and Steve Capps wrote the Macintosh Finder, as well as a number of Macintosh system utilities.
Apple was very strong in advertising their new machine. After it was created, the company bought all 39 pages of advertisement space in the 1984 November/December edition of Newsweek magazine. Apple was so successful in its marketing for the Macintosh that it quickly outsold its more sophisticated predecessor, the Lisa — so much so that Apple quickly developed a product called MacWorks, which allowed the Lisa to emulate Macintosh system software through System 3, by which time it had been discontinued as the re-branded Macintosh XL. Many of Lisa’s operating system advances would not appear in the Macintosh operating system until System 7 or later.
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