System Software - The Original Mac OS Operating System

This section provides a quick introduction of the original Macintosh, the first commercial personal computer with GUI (Graphical User Interface) developed by Apple Inc. in 1984.

System Software was the original name of the Mac OS operating system for original Macintosh computers produced in 1984 by Apple Inc..

System Software (Mac OS) was the first commercial operating system to allow users interacting with the computer entirely through a GUI (Graphical User Interface) instead of a command line interface. Other main features of the original System Software are:

Here is a picture of the original Mac OS (System Software) desktop (Source:

Macintosh Mac OS Desktop in 1984
Macintosh Mac OS Desktop in 1984

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 About This Book

 2002 - .NET Framework Developed by Microsoft

 1995 - PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor Created by Rasmus Lerdorf

 1995 - Java Language Developed by Sun Microsystems

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

 1991 - Gopher Protocol Created by a University of Minnesota Team

 1984 - X Window System Developed a MIT Team

1984 - Macintosh Developed by Apple Inc.

 Macintosh - The First GUI Based Personal Computer

System Software - The Original Mac OS Operating System

 Macintosh Models and Release Years

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

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

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

 1978 - The C Shell Developed by Bill Joy

 1977 - The Bourne Shell Developed by Stephen Bourne

 1977 - Apple II Designed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

 1976 - vi Text Editor Developed by Bill Joy

 1974 - Internet by Vinton Cerf

 1972 - C Language Developed by Dennis Ritchie

 1971 - FTP Protocol Created by Abhay Bhushan

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

 1957 - FORTRAN Language Developed by IBM


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