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Due to the competition between Mac and PC inventions of computers has been more rapid than at any other period of time Microsofts Windows has monopolized the entire personal computer industry with their operating system and that goes same for the Mac OS 85 Since Mac couldnt attract customers to buy their computer systems through their optimum operating system they just put out another computer named iMac to help improve their sales performance in the computer industry Lets state the obvious the iMac looks incredibly cool is mindlessly easy to set up and at 1299 doesnt cost an arm and leg But whats not obvious about Apples futuristic design is that it leaves the past behind said my friend Illysa You get no floppy drive no parallel port no serial port and no internal card slots older types of connections used to connect external peripherals What you do get is a built-in K56flex modem two USB universal serial bus ports a 10100BaseT network connection and an infrared port A universal serial bus is a new input connection that is trying to get rid off all the other older connections A 10100BaseT network connection is a type of modem capable of downloading up to 100 times faster then a regular modem So for all the hype about the iMac being the next big thing for home PC users people are left wondering how in the heck is someone going to print a page or swap a file with another computer Youll have to take your files to the Net or else build a home-based network to share data with other Macs and PCs--unless you have a PowerBook since most models can interact with the iMac via its infrared port As for peripherals such as printers its USB or nothing which keeps your options to a minimum although there will probably be adapters for certain traditional peripheral devices soon And since there are no internal slots
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