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/// AR Confidential                    We heard it through the grapevine!
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 - Austin, Texas                       WHO'S THE MOST SATISFYING?
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 According to market researcher J.D. Power and Associates, it's Dell
 Computer Corp.   Based on J.D. Power's 1993 Desktop Personal Computer
 Satisfaction Index, Dell ranked highest in customer satisfaction with
 an index score of 121. Compaq was second at 118 and Gateway third at 103.
    
 Some well-known names - Apple, AST, CompuAdd, Hewlett-Packard, IBM 
 and Packard Bell - ranked below the industry average of 100.
  
 The rapid acceptance of Microsoft Windows has changed the user dyna-
 mics of satisfaction. In 1992, "Ease of Use" represented 45% of the end 
 user's overall satisfaction, in 1993 "Ease of Use" had dropped to only 
 18%.  "User Support" has displaced "Ease of Use" as the key area of 
 differentiation among business users' overall satisfaction with their PC.


 - Sunnyvale, CA                JAGUAR TO BE DELAYED 'TILL AFTER CHRISTMAS?
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 Our ever vigilant observers have reported the Jaguar is now expected to
 ship shortly AFTER Christmas 1993.  This is in direct contradiction to the
 plans announced detailing a drive to ship to New York City and Los Angeles
 in time for Christmas.  While some observers where somewhat disturbed by
 this news others shrugged it off with the comments; "So what else is new
 with Atari?  They're running true to form!"


 - Sunnyvale, CA    ATARI RUMORED TO BE WORKING ON ITS VERSION OF POWER PC!
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 The Power PC, the future of computing according some highly informed
 individuals in the computing community, is reported to be in Atari's
 future.  Our "super snoop" comes out of the Sunnyvale "conclave" with
 information pointing toward the Power PC as being the top contender in the
 way to go for the future.  At this time however, since the reports of the
 Jaguar delay, the whole "ball of wax" is up in the air.