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Power Macintosh

(computer)
Apple Computer's personal computer based on the PowerPC, introduced on 1994-03-14. Existing 680x0 code (both applications and device drivers) run on Power Macintosh systems without modification via a Motorola 68LC040 emulator. The performance of these unmodified applications is equivalent to a fast 68040-based Macintosh, e.g. a fast Macintosh Quadra. The Power Macintosh runs Macintosh operating system from System 7.5 to Mac OS 8.5.

Latest version, as of 2003-11-26: Power Mac G5.

Power Mac Home.
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