PowerPC success hinges on ports to operating systems

Duffy, Caroline A.
June 1993
PC Week;6/28/93, Vol. 10 Issue 25, p120
Trade Publication
Reports on Apple Computer Inc., IBM Corp. and Motorola Inc.'s PowerPC. 601, first PowerPC chip; Apple's initial PowerPC offerings; Key behind PowerPC's success; Macintosh operating system, System 7; Limited Unix applications; PowerOpen, IBM's operating system; AIX application binary interface; Capabilities of PowerOpen; Comments of industry analysts.


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