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Table: How They Stack Up


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TABLE: How They Stack Up

FEATURE WINDOWS 95 WINDOWS 3.1

Latest version/price* Preview/under $100 Windows for Work-

(upgrade) groups 3.11/$48

Minimum configura- 386SX processor, 386SX processor,

tion (Published) 4-MB RAM 4-MB RAM

Minimum configura- 486DX2 processor, 486DX2 processor,

tion (Satisfactory) 8-MB RAM 8-MB RAM

Plug-and-play support Yes, for hardware com- No, except for some

of hardware add-ons pliant with plug-and- PC-card devices used

play standard, some in laptops

older devices

Combined file and Yes No

program manager

Desktop shortcuts Yes No

Built-in network Yes No

connection

FEATURE OS/2 MAC OS

Latest version/price* 3.0 Warp/$100 System 7.5/$100

(upgrade)

Minimum configura- 386SX processor, 68030 processor,

tion (Published) 4-MB RAM 4-MB RAM

Minimum configura- 486DX2 processor, 68040 processor,

tion (Satisfactory) 8-MB RAM 8-MB RAM

Plug-and-play support No, except for PC Yes

of hardware add-ons cards

Combined file and Yes Yes

program manager

Desktop shortcuts Yes Yes

Built-in network No Yes

connection

*estimated retail price


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