The Next Generation of Personal Computers

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Science  28 Feb 1986:
Vol. 231, Issue 4741, pp. 935-943
DOI: 10.1126/science.231.4741.935


Surprisingly affordable workstations with powerful graphics and computational capabilities will be on the desks of students and professionals within the next 2 years. Leading computer manufacturers and universities are creating a UNIX-based systems software regime that allows for portable applications software that can run on a wide range of workstations and that exploits emerging technologies.