Which is better, the Pentium or the PowerPC? For many people, including those who use common desktop productivity applications like Microsoft Word, the difference is academic. Both processors provide sufficient power and flexibility to accomplish the task. Of more importance are the differences in operating systems. Are you using the Apple Macintosh, Windows NT, one of the many variants of UNIX, or something else?

In this article, we take a close look at the facts and myths of microcomputer architectures and...

Lincoln D. Stein, lstein@genome.wi.mit.edu
Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research
Last modified: Mon Oct 20 10:58:56 EDT 1997