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National Macintosh Computer Day
Brendan Murphy

Happy National Macintosh Computer Day!

From Dress up your Pet Day to Squirrel Appreciation Day, the list of creative holidays never ceases to amaze. Today, in case you didn’t know is Macintosh Computer day so we get to spend a moment to appreciate Apple Macintosh computers.

The History of Macintosh and Personal Computing

The Mac was originally created with the goal of bringing personal computers into the home. At the time, the computer was not a household item; it was perplexing and impractical for the everyday user. Apple computers was founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak who believed the personal computer was the future.

Early computers were extremely expensive and massive in size, requiring a dedicated full room for a single computer. One of the first computers, the ENIAC, occupied a space of 1,800 square feet and weighed almost 50 tons. Jobs and Wozniak saw the impracticality of these computers and asked why they couldn't make it smaller and more mainstream. They did exactly that. In 1984 the first ever Macintosh computer was released with a price tag of $2,500 (that’s equivalent to $5,000 today). Apple sold over 70,000 units in the first few months on the market; the idea was a hit!

first macintosh computer and keyboard on desk Photo by Changhee Kim via Pexels

This brings us to today where Apple sells nearly 20 million Mac computers a year. We have all experienced a Mac in one way or another. Whether in the library, at school or work, or at home, Apple has made its mark on computer and technology world and has become a household name.

Apple Mac desktop computer on table Photo by Pixabay via Pexels

Engineering Tools with Mac Support

The engineering world hasn’t always been inclusive to the Mac side of the world. With most programming and technical applications designed only to work in Windows.  This can be pretty frustrating for those preferred Mac users. At Total Phase we appreciate all operating systems, including Mac. That is why we have made it a core competency to provide support for all major platforms on the market. Total Phase software supports the latest versions of Windows, Linux, and of course, Mac OS.  The award-winning Data Center Software for protocol analysis and the Control Center Serial Software for master and slave emulation are both cross platform compatible, making it easy for users of any OS preference.

With Total Phase you will never have to worry what platform you’re using in order to work with our tools. We believe in easy-to-use, plug-and-play solutions for the market. That includes using your operating system of choice any time you want to use the Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapters or Beagle I2C/SPI Protocol Analyzers.

Request a demo to learn more about how Total Phase tools support working in a Mac environment.