Plug And Play Simplicity For Ibm Type Pcs

Fans of Apple Computer Inc.'s Macintosh computer have long lauded the machine's ease of use. While advances in software such as Microsoft Corp.'s Windows give IBM-compatible PCs the same point-and-click commands as the Macintosh, the hardware still leaves a lot to be desired. Adding a CD-ROM drive to an IBM-compatible PC, for example, usually means opening the cover, adding a circuit board, and fiddling with computer commands. Mac owners, however, merely plug in the drive.

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