Macintosh System 6|
Desktop Publishing was practically born on the Macintosh. The earliest of the compact Macs could run ancient versions of Pagemaker (version 1.2 could actually run off a floppy!), Ready-Set-Go and even Adobe Illustrator. By the time the Macintosh Plus came along, many people bought these machines with a hard drive in order to run their favorite desktop publishing programs. Shown above is Pagemaker 3.0 running on a Mac Plus using System 6. Coupled with Apple's Laser Printer, anyone with some money, a Mac and Pagemaker could put out a decent publication with little cost. Desktop publishing and graphics were the killer apps that brought the Macintosh into prominance.
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