NMUG History

This page has links to several segments of interest to NMUG members and all Apple Mac owners

    Naples MacFriends User Group (NMUG) had its genesis in 1984 when a Macintosh computer was received in the Collier County headquarters facility (At that time located at 650 Central Ave in Naples.)

    The first link covers the years from 1984 until around 2002

Click Here to Read about the Start of NMUG

    The OS for Mac computers was changed to OS X in 2000.  Just as the OS has changed significantly, NMUG has changed appreciably in the same time frame.  The following link reports upon many of these changes.

Click Here to Read about NMUG after OS X

    It is 1984.  This was the year that Apple stunned the world with the introduction of the Macintosh computer.  Relive the emotion of Apple’s 1984 Super Bowl commercial.

Click Here to view the Super Bowl Commercial

    On September 16, 1985, seven years after he had started the company with his friend Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs resigned as chairman of Apple Computer. Twelve years later to the day, the company announced that he was back. Read about the interval between 1985 and 1997.

Click Here to read about the 1985 to 1997 period

    Steve Jobs returned to Apple on September 16, 1997 as interim CEO.  One of his most challenging issues was to rebuild the spirit of the Apple employees.  View this video that was for Apple employees about the Think Different campaign.

Click Here to view Steve Job’s talk to Apple Employees

    On September 13, 2000 Apple released its Mac OS X Public Beta trial of the ultra-modern, ground breaking operating system that would replace the older Mac OS systems like OS 9  The fortunes of the Mac platform drastically with the release of a simple CD.

Click Here to review the origins of OS X


    When Apple took the wraps off Mac OS X a decade ago, it clearly marked a big leap forward from the old Mac operating system. But as Mac users installed that first beta disk, it wasn’t exactly clear how big a leap OS X would turn out to be. What are OS X’s ten most innovative features?

Click Here for one listing of the 10 most innovative features

    How far has OS X come in ten years?  Here are 11 major changes since the release of the Public beta in September 2000.  With ten years of updates, innovations, and enhancements under our belt, we can now see how far we’ve come since.

Click Here for 11 major changes 2000-2010

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