While also used as the name for a type of fruit, when used in reference to computers, the title apple is owned by Apple Computer, Inc. Apple computers have a fairly good reputation amongst computer users with an easy to use GUI, but this computer platform does not have as many software titles as windows. Apple software is less pirated because of its relatively high usage in professional environments.
Apple is regarded as a pioneer in computer development because of their innovation including early adoption of RISC chip processor structure and attractive hardware designs. Apple computers are more willing for their software products to be freely distributed by charities. Apple machines have had a safer power supply unit than those found in IBM-clone personal computers and generally higher re-sale value for their computers and accessories than comparable Windows-based systems.
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