It is 25 years since Apple introduced its iconic Macintosh line of computers, bringing the graphical user interface and mouse to the world.
While the Mac has polarised opinion between those who adore it and those who despise it, few would deny its long-lasting influence on today's computer systems.
In this special report we look back at the impact of the original Mac, examine how the Mac line has evolved over the years to the systems seen on sale today, and analyse how its impact has affected the development of other computing platforms.
10 best and worst Macs of all time
Apple computers from the sweetest to the rottenest
at 25: Apple Mac timeline
All the key dates and events in the history of Apple's flagship computer
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Growing up with the Mac
How the Mac changed personal computing
Apple's Mac drove adoption of the graphical user interface and other technologies
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