Apple II - The First Personal Computer

This section provides a quick introduction of Apple II, the world's first personal computer designed and built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

Apple II, the world's first personal computer, was designed and built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Apple II was mass produced and marketed in 1977 with a retail price of US$1290.

The picture below shows an Apple II computer with a color graphics monitor (Source: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/):
Apple II in 1977

Main features of Apple II:

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 1957 - FORTRAN Language Developed by IBM

 1970 - UNIX Operating System Developed by AT&T Bell Labs

 1971 - FTP Protocol Created by Abhay Bhushan

 1972 - C Language Developed by Dennis Ritchie

 1976 - vi Text Editor Developed by Bill Joy

1977 - Apple II Designed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

Apple II - The First Personal Computer

 Apple II Different Models

 VisiCalc - The First Spreadsheet Application

 Apple Writer - The Most Popular Word Processor

 ADT - Apple Disk Transfer

 1977 - The Bourne Shell Developed by Stephen Bourne

 1978 - The C Shell Developed by Bill Joy

 1978 - Bash (Bourne-Again Shell) Developed by Brian Fox

 1979 - The Tcsh (TENEX C Shell) Developed by Ken Greer

 1983 - "Sendmail" Mail Transfer Agent Developed by Eric Allman

 1984 - Macintosh Developed by Apple Inc.

 1984 - X Window System Developed a MIT Team

 1991 - WWW (World Wide Web) Developed by Tim Berners-Lee

 1991 - Gopher Protocol Created by a University of Minnesota Team

 1995 - Java Language Developed by Sun Microsystems

 1995 - PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor Created by Rasmus Lerdorf

 2002 - .NET Framework Developed by Microsoft

 References

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