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Battle of the BytesMacintosh vs Windows 95 It used to be that the choice between a Mac and a PC was pretty clearIfyou wanted to go for the more expensive easier to use and better graphics andsound you went to buy a Macintosh for the cheaper price it was the PC Now itis a much different show With the release of Windows 95 and the dynamics ofthe hardware market have changed the equation On the other hand Apple has made great price reductions on many oftheir computers last October You can now buy a reasonably equipped PowerMacintosh at about the same price as a PC that has about the same things Thismakes the competition much harder Windows 3x have been great improvements over the earlier versions ofWindows and of course over DOS but it still didnt compete against the ease ofuse on a Mac The Windows 95 interface is much better than Windows 3x Itborrows some from the Macintosh interface and has improved on it Some improvements are the ability to work with folder icons thatrepresentdirectories and subdirectories in DOS Windows 95 unlike the Mac logicallygroups data and resources A Taskbar menu lets you call up and switch betweenany software application at any time Thus feature is better than the Macsbecause its use is more obvious It clearly shows what is running and allows youto switch programs with a single click of the mouse Control panels have beenadded so you can configure your hardware There is easy access to frequentlyused files You can make very long file names on Windows 95 instead of shortand strange names that leave you wondering about such as on Windows 3x Icould not name a folder This is stuff for school it must be a lot shorter The Helpsystem helps you implement its suggestions A multilevel Undo command for allfile operations safeguards your work something Macintosh does not haveSomething that Windows 95 has similar to the Macintosh Alias function isshortcut
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