FEATURE                   WINDOWS 95                WINDOWS 3.1
      
      Latest version/price*     Preview/under $100        Windows for Work-
                                (upgrade)                 groups 3.11/$48
      Minimum configura-        386SX processor,          386SX processor, 
      tion (Published)          4-MB RAM                  4-MB RAM
      Minimum configura-        486DX2 processor,         486DX2 processor, 
      tion (Satisfactory)       8-MB RAM                  8-MB RAM
      Plug-and-play support     Yes, for hardware com-    No, except for some
      of hardware add-ons       pliant with plug-and-     PC-card devices used
                                play standard, some       in laptops
                                older devices
      Combined file and         Yes                       No
      program manager
      Desktop shortcuts         Yes                       No
      Built-in network          Yes                       No
      connection
      
      FEATURE                   OS/2                      MAC OS
      
      Latest version/price*     3.0 Warp/$100             System 7.5/$100
                                                          (upgrade)
      Minimum configura-        386SX processor,          68030 processor,
      tion (Published)          4-MB RAM                  4-MB RAM
      Minimum configura-        486DX2 processor,         68040 processor, 
      tion (Satisfactory)       8-MB RAM                  8-MB RAM
      Plug-and-play support     No, except for PC         Yes
      of hardware add-ons       cards
      
      Combined file and         Yes                       Yes
      program manager
      Desktop shortcuts         Yes                       Yes
      Built-in network          No                        Yes
      connection
      
      *estimated retail price
      
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