System 7 Finally Arrives And Many Mac Users Are Smitten

For more than two years, Apple Computer Inc. has been telling customers and software developers that a new version of its operating system was on the way. After numerous delays, System 7 is finally ready--six months behind schedule. Now that it's here, it may inspire a great debate among Macintosh devotees: What is its coolest feature? Novices are likely to vote for "balloon help." With it, a cartoon-like blurb containing concise instructions will instantly flash on the screen whenever the mouse points to a command or an icon. That can be scads easier than switching back and forth between specific help screens.

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