PC Buyer’s Guide

July 30, 2001

Computers are faster and smarter than ever. But the purchase decision has become more complicated.

The choices are particularly tough this year, with Microsoft and Apple Computer releasing Windows XP and OS X, major revisions to the most popular personal-computer operating systems in the world. The new software will place fresh demands on your system, pushing us into an age where the personal computer becomes more like a server for the home.