September 9, 2009 in Services (F)
[prMac.com] Springfield, Illinois - Mac GUI, a web site originally focused on Mac interface customization, is proud to announce the availability of Mac GUI Vault, a comprehensive resource for retro Apple II and Macintosh computing spanning from 1978 to 1998. Mac GUI Vault includes software for, photos of, and text files on most every facet of vintage Apple computers.
D. Finnigan, the owner of Mac GUI says, "Retro computing is really becoming quite a hot topic these days, and it seemed as though there weren't any comprehensive sources for the Apple. Mac GUI Vault contains roughly 29,000 files gathered over a period of 12 months. These files came from many different sources and part of the fun was tracking down the rarer ones. Now they're all available in one place."
Mac GUI Vault offers the following advantages over similar sites: a modern design, fully cataloged and searchable listings, in-depth archive, and a growing collection of Usenet discussions. "I felt it important to start archiving the Apple II Usenet groups and I'm glad that I did. They're just another handy resource for the Apple user," said Finnigan. "It's great to have all of this information at one's fingertips."
Contributions to Mac GUI Vault are welcome in the form of photos for the museum, text files for the library, and software for the collection. Contributors and collectors alike may participate in Mac GUI's discussion forums where anyone may ask questions and give advice on all manner of Apple II and Macintosh computers. Both novice and experienced users will find suitable material for whatever interests them.
The complete Vault collection may be obtained on DVD, free of charge, and those with servers who wish to mirror the collection are also welcomed. There is no fee or any sort of limit on downloading from Vault. Everyone is welcome to use and redistribute the files. For further information, please see the Vault FAQ page or contact D. Finnigan.
Headquartered in central Illinois, Mac GUI was started in February of 2004 as resource for Mac user interface customization, but has since grown over the past 5 years to provide information on nearly every aspect of Apple and Macintosh computing. Mac GUI's free membership includes a 1 GB email address, 200 MB of web space, forum, photo gallery, blog and much more. Mac GUI was showcased in the January 2007 issue of Practical Web Design Magazine, a UK publication.