JANUARY 9, 1996

Power Computing Corporation Release
"The DISC II" at Macworld Expo San Francisco '96

JANUARY 9, 1996

(Austin, Texas) - Back by popular demand, Power Computing today introduced and began free distribution of "The DISC II" at Macworld Expo '96 in San Francisco this week.

Power Computing's CD-ROM – a sampler of cool applications, the hottest playable game demos as well as industry and company information – made headlines at Boston Macworld last August when more than 50,000 copies were snapped up within the first two days of the Expo. The DISC I featured an exclusive first-look at the eagerly awaited Marathon II: Durandal. This year's CD, created by Human Code and CD Technologies, promises to be equally popular.

Of special note, The DISC II features a Power Computing sneak preview of the Common Hardware Reference Platform (CHRP, now called The PowerPC Platform) as well as a very special version of the best-selling, now released Marathon II: Durandal featuring Power Computing Evangelist Bob LeVitus.

The DISC II also features a 60-day trail of Insignia Solutions' SoftWindows 2.0, a guided tour of Iomega's new Jaz removable hard disk and playable game demos including Interplay's Descent, Parasoft's A-10 Attack, Diamonds 3D and PegLeg among others. Also included is software from Federal Express that allows MacOS users to ship, track and receive detailed package information from their desktops.

The DISC II: This Disc Bytes! features:

About Power Computing
Chosen by Apple as the first licensed manufacturer of MacOS compatibles, Power Computing was created in 1993 with a single focus: To increase the overall size of the MacOS market by providing more choices, more service and more affordability. Power Computing manufactures and markets a full line of personal computer systems. In addition to superior product performance, the company implements an extensive service and support program which offers customers a prompt, professional and personal dialogue with Power Computing.

Power Computing is the source for 100 percent compatible Mac computing for business, education, and consumer customers. The company's President and CEO, Stephen Kahng, is a noted figure in the PC-clone industry. His innovative design of the best-selling Leading Edge Model D computer helped launch the PC clone industry as did his work as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Chips and Technologies Design Services Group. Power Computing is a privately-held corporation. For more information, contact Power Computing Corporation, 2555 North Interstate 35, Round Rock, Texas 78664, (800) 999-7279, (512) 388-6868, Fax (512) 388-6898,, World Wide Web:

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