What computer is the fastest? What computer is the easiest to use? What
computer is number one in education, and multimedia? That's right, the Macintosh
line of computers. A strong competitor in the realm of computing for a number of
years, the Macintosh is still going strong. The reasons are apparent, and
For starters, who wants a computer with no power? Macintosh sure doesn't!
Independent tests prove that today's Power Macintosh computers, based on the
PowerPC processor, outperform comparable machines based on the Intel Pentium
processor. In a benchmark test, conducted in June 1995, using 10 applications
available for both Macintosh, and Windows 3.1 systems, the 120-megahertz Power
Macintosh 9500/120 was, on average, 51 percent faster than a 120-megahertz
Pentium processor based PC. The 132-megahertz Power Macintosh 9500/132 was 80
percent faster when running scientific and engineering applications, and 102
percent faster when running graphics and publishing applications. You can
understand why the education market is almost entirely apple based.
Recent surveys confirm that from kindergarten through college, Apple has
cornered the market in education, and remains number one in this U.S. market.
Apple Macintosh computers account for 60% of the 5.9 million machines in U.S.
schools for the 1995-96 school year. Only 29% of schools use the Microsoft/Intel
platform, and DOS only accounts for a measly 11%. Also it was reported that
18.4% of 4 year college students own the Macintosh. 55% of college students own
a computer, and Apple's in the lead for that market too! The reason Apple says
for this continued success is the Mac's ease of use.
There is no doubt that the Macintosh is the easiest computer around. The
scrolling menu bar is the first example. If a Macintosh menu is too long to fit
on the screen, you can scroll down to see all of the items. Windows 95 menus, by
contrast, don't scroll up or down. So if you... [continues]
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