Young Macintosh Days

By David Morgenstern  |  Posted 2006-03-30 Print this article Print

Young Macintosh Days Question 4. What was Carl Sagan?
A. The code name for the Power Macintosh 8500.
B. The code name for Apples planetarium software. C. The code name for the Power Macintosh 7100. D. The code name for the PowerPC Macs SCSI controller. Question 5. According to Mac users in 1997, Mac OS 8: A. Offered the first multithreaded version of the Mac Finder. B. Provided easier Web integration with a new Internet Config control panel. C. Sucked. D. All of the above. Apples Intel move is still riling Mac developers. Click here to read more. Question 6. Mac vs. Windows: The last round? In the summer of 1997, Steve Jobs took the stage at the Macworld Expo Boston keynote and told the crowd that Apple was down but not beaten. During part of the address, Jobs warned that Apple must work better with its partners. To cat-calls and boos from the audience, he said that Apple and Microsoft were burying the hatchet. Microsoft and Windows 95 had won. Bill Gates then appeared on a screen above the stage, exchanged greetings with Jobs and pledged support for the Macintosh platform, including future versions of the classic Mac operating system as well as the nascent, Mach-based Rhapsody OS that would become Mac OS X. Is this account true or false? Next Page: Apple Hardware Trivia

David Morgenstern is Executive Editor/Special Projects of eWEEK. Previously, he served as the news editor of Ziff Davis Internet and editor for Ziff Davis' Storage Supersite.

In 'the days,' he was an award-winning editor with the heralded MacWEEK newsweekly as well as eMediaweekly, a trade publication for managers of professional digital content creation.

David has also worked on the vendor side of the industry, including companies offering professional displays and color-calibration technology, and Internet video.

He can be reached here.


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