Personal Computing

  • Micral N

    Micral N
    French company Micral releases the first commercially available, microproccessor-based personal computer. Image
  • Xerox Alto

    Xerox Alto
    Invented by American company Xerox, the Alto ws the first personal computer to use a computer mouse or the "desktop metaphor" Image Info
  • Altair 8800

    Altair 8800
    Based on the second generation of commerical Intel Microprocessors, the Intel 8080. Sparked creation of Microsoft programming language BASIC. Image Source Info Source
  • Apple II

    Apple II
    Coinvented by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, the Apple II was Apple Inc.'s first mass produced device. Wildly succesful, the Apple II sparked a new era of a home device personal computers and later introduced a standard of color screens. Image Source Info source
  • MS-DOS

    IBM first requests 86-DOS. Microsoft releases it's new disk operating system on which the Windows architecture is still based today. Image Source
  • iMac

    The iMac became the new standard for high-end home personal computers. It contained an all in one enclosure, full GUI and equipped with many creative and business utilities. Image Source Info Source