Apple (and Clones)

original Apple logo Apple was a great contributor of PCs during the '80s and '90s using Motorola and Apple/IBM/Motorola (AIM) CPUs. It helped that I was able to acquire exhibits when my wife retired her old m68k and PowerPC Mac OS desktops. During a brief period in the '90s, Apple even experimented with licensing motherboard designs to PowerMac clone manufacturers. This made them a good source of inexpensive computers that could run Unix. Unfortunately the clone era was also a time when hardware quality was at a low point and both my genuine Apple PowerMacs suffered motherboard failures due to, as I believe, mechanical failures between the CPU cards and moving parts of the plastic chassis.

My Apple and clone exhibits include: