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:
- The Desktop - A graphical representation of the operating system with a menu of system commands located
on the top of the screen. Graphical icons representing different system resources are located on different places on the screen.
- The Finder - An application that manages files on disks. Directories and files are displayed as icons.
- Drag-and-Drop (DnD) - A mouse action used to manipulate files. For example, a user can press the mouse button
on a file icon, hold the mouse button down, drag the file icon to the trash can icon, and release the mouse button
to drop the file icon on the trash can to delete the file.
Here is a picture of the original Mac OS (System Software) desktop
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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
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.
Macintosh - The First GUI Based Personal Computer
►System Software - The Original Mac OS Operating System
Macintosh Models and Release Years
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
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