iMac

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An iMac. It has the computer housed behind the screen, unlike most computers.

The iMac is an all-in-one personal computer that was first released in 1998. It is made by Apple Inc.. It has been the main part of Apple's consumer desktop offerings since its debut in August 1998, and has evolved through six distinct forms.[1]

Apple adopted Intel processors which post-2006 Apple Computers now run on. Because Mac OS X was written for Power PC, MAC OS X ran in a emulation environment called ROSETTA. Programs and applications received 'Universal Binary' updates to make them run reliably and use less resources of the Rosetta environment, instead hardware accelerating themselves.

iMac Models after 2001 were shipped with Mac OS X.

The Latest Mac OS X incarnation, El Capitan, is Intel Processor dependent. No PowerPC based computer can run or install it meaning most of the iMac line are not 10.11 compatible.

Some of the newest iMac models don't have CD or disc drives.

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Power Mac G3 Intel iMac Intel iMac Intel iMac Intel iMac Intel iMac Intel iMac Intel iMac Intel iMac Intel iMac Intel iMac Intel iMac Intel iMac Intel iMac iMac G5 iMac G5 eMac iMac G4 iMac G4 iMac G4 iMac G3 iMac G3


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