Apple LaserWriter prototypes supplied in 1984 to Aldus, Adobe #history


Excerpts from The PC Pioneers

It was when Apple LaserWriter, Adobe Postscript and Aldus PageMaker were combined, desktop publishing became the killer application that saved the Macintosh – and Apple; initially only Apple could offer this full DTP solution.


By 1986 desktop publishing was available as a home computer application with packages released for all the home computer platforms.  Suddenly members of clubs and associations had the means to prepare professional bulletins, press releases, newsletters and brochures.


The first IBM PC package for DTP was Ventura Publisher, not released until 1986; it was later acquired by Corel in 1993.

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