In Pictures: The debt we all owe the Macintosh

The computers we use today derive their core experience from Apple's Mac, but the Mac also popularized other tech that's now standard today

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The CD-ROM drive Apple's Mac was the first personal computer to come with a CD-ROM drive for use with both data and music. Apple long had a love affair with music, supporting the MIDI protocol as far back as the Apple II Plus, and musicians took to the Mac because it both supported MIDI and could display music graphically. But the CD-ROM's inclusion in a Mac (1992's Mac IIvx) was the first step to marry music and computing for the masses.

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