“Apple’s iconic iMac has had an interesting history. Its launch in August 1998 came some months after Mr. Steve Jobs returned to Apple’s helm. The first Bondi blue iMac was a big hit. And it saved Apple,” Yeong Ah Seng reports for The Straits Times. “The second generation of the iMac, introduced in January 2002, was a flat-panel model with the LCD supported by a pivoted arm attached to a semi-circular base housing the CPU. That too was a huge success.”
“The third generation of the iMac – a single panel housing the CPU, the monitor, the power supply and the drives – has just hit the stores. Chances are that it will emulate the success of its predecessors, if looks and features are anything to go by,” Yeong Ah Seng reports. “Who would buy such a machine? Professional users may prefer to stick with their juiced-up PowerMacs with expansion slots, but home users looking for a stylish-looking yet powerful machine are more likely to be its customers. The fact that Macs are seldom the target of virus attacks should persuade more to turn to the iMac… Whether it’s used for serious applications or just plain Web surfing, the iMac does the job efficiently and well.”
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MacDailyNews Take: “Seldom?” The fact that Mac OS X machines are never the target of virus attacks should persuade more to turn to the Mac.