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How was it back then in 1984, when the Apple II had color, and the new Macintosh didn't?

Apple wanted to be taken seriously as a NON-gaming vendor, to combat up-and-coming IBM, which had a significant perceptual advantage in the deep-pocketed business market. THE killer business ...
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Is there a reason why Apple servers did not catch on?

I considered buying a few for software build-and-test (I produce libraries for quite a few platforms), but there was no real advantage over using Mac Minis.
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Is there a reason why Apple servers did not catch on?

In a word: Linux Why would anyone pay a premium for Apple’s proprietary hardware, when it is far cheaper — and more flexible — to get an Intel-based server and install some flavor of Linux on it? For ...
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Is there a reason why Apple servers did not catch on?

At least one Apple Xserve tester basically said that for them FiberChannel was required if a box would be deployed in the DC. They tried a Xserve, was impressed by the speed but the machine was a non-...
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Is there a reason why Apple servers did not catch on?

Apple servers were found where there was a lot of Apple clients. For example, a university IT department that hosted the Mac OS (faculty or labs) would often have Apple servers. But I think you're ...
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Is there a reason why Apple servers did not catch on?

I can tell you why it never caught on in my lab. We bought a Mac "Blue and White" to try out OSX server to add to our collection of Suns and (rather old) VAXes. While the hardware was nice, ...
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Who was responsible for the Apple business practice of taking back old hardware when selling the new stuff?

The practice goes back to the introduction of the Apple II. The Apple I was sufficiently expensive that Apple would have been expected to produce assistance to purchasers, but the only people at ...
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Apple II color monitor displays everything in green

From the moire at the first photo one can deduce that the tube does emit some blue in addition to the green. While cable or video signal path issues may be the reason, there is also pretty much a ...
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