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January 29, 1987


By CBR Staff Writer

Apple Computer Inc yesterday unveiled its first major steps towards co-existence with the IBM Personal standard, and also introduced the long-awaited AppleShare software that turns a Macintosh with a hard disk into a file server able to support up to 25 other Macs, or, later, MS-DOS machines; out now in the US, it costs $800. The AppleTalk PC Card enables an MS-DOS computer to use an Apple LaswerWriter, and with additional software will enable file exchange with Macs; it costs $400, now. Apple DCA Filter Software is a free program set for the second quarter supporting document exchange between MacWrite and MS-DOS word processors supporting IBM’s Document Content Architecture. AppleLine 3270 is a $100 file transfer program set for the second quarter; LaserShare is a spooling program for shared LaserWriters; set for second quarter, it is $300.

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