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Battle Of The Bytes: Macintosh Vs. Windows 95

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Battle of the Bytes: Macintosh vs. Windows 95

It used to be that the choice between a Mac and a PC was pretty clear.
If you wanted to go for the more expensive, easier to use, and better graphics and sound, you went to buy a Macintosh, for the cheaper price, it was the PC.
Now it is a much different show. With the release of Windows 95 and the dynamics of the hardware market have changed the equation.

On the other hand, Apple has made great price reductions on many of their computers last October. You can now buy a reasonably equipped Power
Macintosh at about the same price as a PC that has about the same things. This makes the competition much harder.

Windows 3.x have been great improvements over the earlier versions of
Windows, and of course over DOS, but it still didn't compete against the ease of use on a Mac. The Windows 95 interface is much better than Windows 3.x. It borrows some from the Macintosh interface and has improved on it.

Some improvements are the ability to work with folder icons that represent directories and subdirectories in DOS. Windows 95, unlike the Mac, logically groups data and resources. A Taskbar menu lets you call up and switch between any software application at any time. Thus feature is better than the
Mac's because its use is more obvious. It clearly shows what is running and allows you to switch programs with a single click of the mouse. Control panels have been added so you can configure your hardware. There is easy access to frequently used files. You can make very long file names on Windows 95 instead of short and strange names that leave you wondering about, such as on Windows
3.x I could not name a folder This is stuff for school it must be a lot shorter.
The Help system helps you implement its suggestions. A multilevel Undo command for all file operations safeguards your work, something Macintosh does not have.
Something that Windows 95 has, similar to the Macintosh Alias function, is shortcut icons. It calls up a program very easily, instead of searching through your hard drive. The Windows 95 shortcuts go beyond the Mac's, they can refer to data inside documents as well as to files and folders, and can also call up information on a local area network server or Internet site. Windows 95's plug
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.... You will have a bigger choice of programs and may be able to do more things with other people that have a computer. It comes down to this choice. Most of the choosing will go to schools because of the many using Macintosh computers, which most of Apple's money comes from. It is only recently companies that made software for PC's that got interested in making programs for educational purposes.

So if you are deciding a computer. I leave you to decide this. Windows
95 or Macintosh, the choice is yours.

I feel that this is the best journal entry I have ever written. It informs the reader a great deal about the subject and it helps you make a decision that is very important if you decide to buy a computer for work or home use. It is very helpful because it can educate people in the world that are not computer literate in a world that is being taken over by computers. Things such as the internet are used by many people, and it would certainly help if you needed to know what kind to buy so your would be compatible with someone else's.
This entry tells that I am one that is around computers a lot and have an interest in them.
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