Macintosh Clone

Macintosh Clone

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A Macintosh clone is a personal computer made by a manufacturer other than Apple, using Macintosh ROMs and system software. The Apple II and IBM PC computer lines were "cloned" by other manufacturers who had reverse-engineered the minimal amount of firmware in the computers' ROM chips and subsequently legally produced computers that would run the same software. These clones were seen by Apple as a threat, as Apple II sales had presumably suffered from the competition provided by Franklin Computer Corporation and other clone manufacturers, both legal and illegal. At IBM, the threat proved to be real: most of the market eventually went to cloners like Compaq, Leading Edge, Tandy, Kaypro, Packard Bell, and dozens of smaller companies, and in short order IBM found it had lost control over its own platform.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Ject Press
  • Saarbrucken, Germany
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136698668
  • 9786136698663