Mac/IBM interface questions
Doug_Ee at um.cc.umich.edu
Thu Dec 9 13:58:18 EST 1993
In article <931208193047.20211aa1 at CSUSYS.CTSTATEU.EDU> Finally Graduating,
LETTIERE_DAJ at CSUSYS.CTSTATEU.EDU writes:
> Without starting a flame war, I would like to ask some advice. I
>presently own a Mac SE (dinosaur) and will be purchasing a new computer
>soon. Many of the biology and education software I use is soley for the Mac,
>but I have become quite dependant upon the IBM as well.
> If I was to get a Mac, I know Soft AT will run IBM programs, but does
>it also run Windows 3.1? How does the PC-Orange card stack up? Are there
>other options? If I was to get a PC, is there any decent Mac emulation
Sounds like you are a good candidate for the new Quadra 610 DOS Compatible
configuration, which recently won a "Best System" award from Byte magazine.
It simultaneously runs Windows/DOS and Mac software. I think it would
be somewhere in the vicinity of $2K for a "normal" configuration, but
don't quote me.
You might also be able to add the card containing a 25-MHz Intel 486SX to
a normal Quadra 610, but not advised for other Macs (projected to be < $500).
Only problem is I don't think it is out quite yet.
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