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Applications '90: PCs and workstations

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1 Author(s)
Voelcker, J. ; IEEE Spectrum, New York, NY, USA

Significant developments during 1989 are described. Among them are: the introduction of several RISC (reduced-instruction-set computer) workstations at personal-computer (PC) prices; the arrival in 1989 of personal computers built around Intel's 80486 processor; a multiprocessing PC that competes head on with minicomputers; a variety of PC systems built around Intel's 16-MHz 386SX processor, an 80386 in a smaller package; four new Macintosh computers; growing interest in multimedia desktop computers; and growing use of X window display terminals.<>

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Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:27 ,  Issue: 2 )