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Library Systems Newsletter [April 1988]

A number of new products were announced at the recent Microsoft Third International Conference on CD-ROM in Seattle. Apple now has a CD-ROM drive that connects directly to a Macintosh hard disk port or to an Apple II with an add-in card. The price is $1,199. With the present software the Apple CD-ROM drive is limited; search results can be displayed on the PC, but they cannot be manipulated and reformatted. Atari will begin marketing a $599 drive in June for its Atari ST and Mega computers. Tandy will also have a CD-ROM drive available for IBM PCs and clones by late spring.

According to Microsoft's Bill Gates, there are now 50,000 CD-ROM drives in use. He believes the number will pass One million by 1991, with a CD-ROM becoming a popular option for most PCs.

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Publication Year:1988
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 8 Number 04
Issue:April 1988
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Subject: CD-ROM hardware
Record Number:4434
Last Update:2024-02-26 04:36:03
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00