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Compression for Great Video and Audio, 2nd Edition by Ben Waggoner

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CHAPTER 28 QuickTime and Mac OS

Introduction to Mac

Although I’ve worked for Microsoft for nearly four years now, I spent the first couple decades of my computing life as primarily a Mac user and fan.

Apple nailed a GUI usable for creative long apps before anyone else, first winning the print market with PageMaker (on top of QuickDraw) and then video with Avid, Media 100, and Premiere (on top of QuickTime). So many of us who grew up in the early days of the industry grew up with the Mac, since it was the first platform to pioneer so many features. Apple and the Mac are in a resurgence today despite, or perhaps because of, the fact that the differences now are much smaller. Macs and Windows machines were long different ecosystems, with different ...

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