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Power Macintosh 7300: 1997
By the late 90s, Macs began to have the horsepower they needed to really make their programs sing. Well-known technology writer and editor Esther Schindler recalled, "Although I wanted a Mac for a long time, I didn't NEED one. Besides, I was best known for OS/2 so it behooved me to to buy more systems that'd run that OS. But then OpenDoc was announced. We pitched a book about OpenDoc to our publisher, who loved it. That meant we needed a Mac, so we bought one. And now our office, the BitRanch, is nothing but Mac and a few Linux servers, and a Mac server as well."
iMac G3: 1998
The Macs of the late 90s weren't just for graphic designers and power users. The iconic , colorful tear-drop iMacs made Macs cool again.
Mac mini: 2006
Cool and powerful wasn't enough though by the mid-2000s, so Jobs introduced the first truly low-end Macs: the Mac mini. Still sold today, I've used Mac minis ever since day one as an affordable way to test Mac software and to serve as great little media servers.