Multiple Macs, proliferating PCs

Flynn, Mary Kathleen
February 1994
U.S. News & World Report;2/28/94, Vol. 116 Issue 8, p68
Discusses how Apple Computer is expected to introduce the successor to the Macintosh. Use of new chip called the PowerPC; Apple's strategy to make the Macintosh more like a PC; Difficult choices for computer buyers; Why the Mac may soon lose the ease of use ground it has always held; Pricing; More.


Related Articles

  • The Mac turns 10, and turns to PowerPC. Rubin, Charles; O'Malley, Chris // Popular Science;Mar94, Vol. 244 Issue 3, p47 

    Discusses how Apple is betting it can reinvent the Macintosh's magic with a revamped family of computers built around the PowerPC microprocessor. Development of the PowerPC chip; RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) design; Expected software; When the first PowerPC Macintosh desktop models...

  • PowerPC hits chip market. Clark, Tim; Johnson, Bradley // Advertising Age's Business Marketing;Mar1994, Vol. 79 Issue 3, p4 

    Reports on Apple Computer Inc.'s launching of its PowerPC Macintosh line of computers on March 14, 1994. PowerPC chip as a threat to Intel's near monopoly of the microchip market; Intel's marketing campaign for the Pentium chip; Other developments which pose as threats to Intel.

  • Three generations of PowerPC Macs. Mello, Adrian // Macworld;Mar94, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p21 

    Discusses the development of the second and third generations of the PowerPC Macintosh computer. Power upgrade for the same machines; Software and hardware design retention; Graphics and sound software development.

  • PowerPC to the people. Levy, Steven // Macworld;Jun94, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p173 

    Traces the inception of the PowerPC Macintosh. Two groups at Apple working to develop a powerful RISC machine in 1990; First meeting between Apple and IBM engineers; Arrival of the PowerPc 601 chip in september 1992; Engineer Jack McHenry's group's design of its Macintosh with an expandable...

  • Apple smoothens road for PowerPC platform's trek. Whitmer, Clair // Electronic News;1/10/94, Vol. 40 Issue 1996, p26 

    Reports on Apple Computer's development of logic board and processor upgrades based on the PowerPC 601 chip along with a Macintosh on RISC Software Developer's Kit. Role of RS/6000-based architecture co-developed by IBM in Apple profits; Shipment of RS/6000-specific versions.

  • PowerPC predux. Kawasaki, Guy // Macworld;Apr94, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p268 

    Opinion. Discusses Apple Computer Inc.'s of the introduction of the PowerPC Macintosh computer. Apple Computer Inc.'s inability to manufacture adequate supply; Software incompatibilities; Kinds of people who will buy the computer.

  • PowerPC chip earns qualified praise. Quinlan, Tom; Borzo, Jeanette // InfoWorld;2/14/94, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p6 

    Reports on the result of testing of Apple Computer Inc.'s PowerPC microprocessor and operating system. Praise for stability and performance; Planned enhancements for System 7.x; Application failures; Emulation.

  • Moving your Mac to the PowerPC. O'Malley, Chris // Popular Science;Jun94, Vol. 244 Issue 6, p49 

    Looks at two types of PowerPC upgrades that Apple Computer will offer to Macintosh owners. Entire logic boards; Plug-in accelerator cards; Model information; Costs.

  • Emulation woes force Apple to rethink 603.  // PC Week;5/23/94, Vol. 11 Issue 20, p3 

    Reports the cancellation of Apple Computer Inc.'s plans to include its version of PowerPC 603 chip in any Macintosh following failures with its emulation tests. Alternative move made by Apple to develop a faster version of the chip; Testing of two versions of the 680X0 emulator on the 603 chip;...

  • PowerBooks may face delay. Gruman, Galen // Macworld;Sep94, Vol. 11 Issue 9, p41 

    Reports on Apple Computer Inc.'s decision not to use the PowerPC 603 microprocessor for its next-generation PowerBooks. Reason for dropping the microprocessor; Motorola Inc.'s development of the 603+; Preliminary tests on 603+'s performance.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics