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  1. 1. Compare the differences between IBM & Apple Computers.<br />Done By: <br />Afifah, Safrina, Fatin, Misha, Amalina<br />
  2. 2. Operating System<br />A PC typically runs on Microsoft Windows, although Linux and Solaris are other PC-compatible operating systems.<br />A Mac runs Mac-OS, the Macintosh Operating System. These operating systems were different enough to make Mac-OS incompatible with Windows, and software designed for either had to be run specific to the OS.<br />In 2000, Apple redesigned its operating system around UNIX, a root directory with many branches, all converging around a central source.<br />Main difference:<br />
  3. 3. <ul><li>The roots of IBM date back the 1880s.
  4. 4. The company was formed through a merger of four different companies: </li></ul> -The Tabulating Machine Company <br /> -The International Time Recording Company <br /> -The Computing Scale Corporation<br /> -The Bundy Manufacturing Company <br /><ul><li>The merger was engineered by noted financier CarlesFlint, and the new company was called the Computing Tabulating Recording (CTR) Corporation.</li></ul>History Of IBM Computers:<br />
  5. 5. The first Macintosh was introduced on 24th January 1984.<br />It was the first commercially successful personal computer to feature a mouse and a graphical user interface rather than a command-line interface.<br />The Macintosh project started in the late 1970s with JefRaskin, an Apple employee.<br />He wanted to name the computer after his favourite type of apple, the McIntosh, but the name had to be changed for legal reasons.<br />Steve Jobs requested a release of the name so that Apple could use it, but was denied, forcing Apple to eventually buy the rights to use the name. <br />History Of Macintosh:<br />
  6. 6. There are FIVE differences in IBM & Apple Computers:<br />Price<br />Design<br />Hardware<br />Market Share<br />Problems<br />The Differences:<br />
  7. 7. Macs are competitive in price, Apple just doesn't sell lower quality products. To trick out the Dell to the same level may cost more than the Mac Book Pro. Software for the Macintosh is typically more expensive. But you don't need things like virus protection or disk utilities and the slew of other products required to protect your PC.<br />Price ($$$)<br />$$$<br />
  8. 8.  <br />Dell Inspiron Laptop $849 dropped to $799<br />15" Screen<br />CPU: (upgrade to) 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo<br />Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100<br />Memory: 3GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM<br />Hard Drive: 320GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm<br />Optical Drive: Blu-ray Disc Combo (DVD+/-RW + BD-ROM) - WRITES DVDS,CDS, READS Blue-Ray Disks<br /> <br />Macbook $1349 just dropped to $1224<br />13" Screen (SMALLER)<br />CPU: 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (SAME)<br />Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 (SAME)<br />Memory: (upgrade to) 2GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (LESS RAM)<br />Hard Drive (upgrade to) 250GBSerial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm (SMALLER HARD DRIVE)<br />Optical Drive: (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) - (Writes CDs, DVDs, cannot read Blue-Ray) (WORSE AND 1/2 SPEED)<br />
  9. 9. Dell: (Right Now) Specs Below costs $809<br />CPU: 2.4 GHZ Dell Inspiron QUAD (4 Processor) CORE<br />SCREEN: 20inch Screen<br />MEMORY: 3GB Ram<br />HARD DRIVE: 500 GB hard Drive<br />OPTICAL DRIVE: 16x DVD/CD Read/Writer<br />GRAPHICS: (upgrade to ) ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO 128MB<br />  <br />IMac ($1400)<br />CPU: 2.4 GHZ DUAL (2 Processor) CORE (SLOWER CPU)<br />SCREEN: 20inch Screen<br />MEMORY: (upgrade to) 2GB Ram (LESS RAM)<br />HARD DRIVE: (upgrade to ) 500 GB hard Drive<br />OPTICAL DRIVE: 8x DVD Reader/Writer (1/2 speed)<br />GRAPHICS: ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO 128MB<br />
  10. 10. Apple has long enjoyed the reputation of solid, user-friendly design.<br />There are many great features on a Mac absent on a PC. Until Microsoft Vista, the customizable widgets that a Mac runs at the click of a button, and the hot corners allowing you to readily change between applications, were only on Mac OS. Macintosh computers typically have only one button on the mouse---although a two button mouse can be purchased for a Mac. To right-click, as on a PC, the user holds down the "Ctrl" key and clicks the mouse button. Apple has always been a fan of streamlined design, while minimizing repetitive action stress on the hands.<br /> There are many different places to go to, and all these windows that keep asking you questions or informing you of things. To close something down can take three or four clicks of a mouse button as you verify that, yes, you would really like to execute the command. Also, sometimes finding things can be a bit tricky on a PC.<br />Design<br />
  11. 11. While on a Mac, everything is laid out the same way. You simply go to Preferences to customize programs or select options. Even better, programs are isolated.<br />If one freezes up, you can close it down without affecting everything else. Macs have built-in security for virus protection, so you don't need to keep paying for virus protection and updates, nor leak RAM with programs constantly running in the background. Apple has always been the popular choice for graphics professionals, writers and media professionals. This is primarily due to the Mac graphics cards, their innovative screens and design software. <br />
  12. 12. PC stands for personal computer, a nomination made by IBM when creating the first computers for the household. PCs use IBM-compatible chips, such as the Intel or AMD processor. Common brands of PC include Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Gateway, Toshiba and IBM.<br />Mac is short for Macintosh, a designation of Apple Computers. Apple is its own brand, and does not have any immediate competitors, other than PCs. Macs used to be based on the PowerPC architecture, one separate from the IBM architecture built around the IBM or Intel microprocessor. In 2006, Macintosh switched over to Intel dual-core microprocessors. This makes a Macintosh able to run the Windows operating system.<br />Hardware<br />
  13. 13. In 2008, Mac market share grew 50 percent. It was the fastest growth in the industry, thanks primarily to the successes of the iPod and the iPhone, as well as a popular Mac ad campaign.<br />The Tiger Mac OS was a massive success, combining new elements in design, like the scrolling mouse. Leopard OS, the most recent version, and the Intel chips have boosted sales, too.<br />However, PC dominates total sales. In 2008, HP commanded the largest market share, at 19.1 percent. Dell is second, at 15.7 percent. Apple is down at the bottom, with 3.3 percent.<br />Market Share<br />
  14. 14. <ul><li>Macintosh are far from bug free.
  15. 15. Sample of problems:</li></ul> - Overheating Macbooks, <br /> - OS X- not responding to keyboard, <br /> - Some units with 16bit screens.<br /><ul><li>Apple statistics are misleading since Mac users with problem machines are more likely to go out and buy a new computer than PC users. Apple is lowering prices which means you can expect lower quality than in the past. Apple had switched the manufacturers producing parts.
  16. 16. OS X also has problems slowing down.</li></ul>Problems<br />