Until a few years ago Motorola made the CPU (Central Processing Unit) for all the Macintosh computers. Apple computer (the Mac's ancestor) took the educational market by storm through-out the 80's by giving, loaning, and granting schools systems for no cost or very low costs. Then Apple transformed its image and focus to the graphics world in the mid to late 80's. A market which Apple-Macintosh basically "owned," until Microsoft released Windows 3.1 and large companies began jumping on the ban-wagon, pushing the Microsoft train.
Now, whether people like it or not, MS (Microsoft) owns and controls the computer market and the industry. With few exceptions, Microsoft is the market leader, trend setter, and establisher of the directions this industry will go in the present and at least the near future. Internet, email, voice conferancing, and wide area networks are terms that have become popular within the last couple years. What do the next few years hold? How will the growth, changes, and trends affect you, your business, your children, and your life? This is our job, our specialty, and what we do best. We help define your computing needs. We help guide you in the direction that will give you the most flexibility and a solid position with your computer hardware and software, to take advantage of the current technology and future enhancements.
Understanding what you want to do with your computer NOW, a year from now, and five years from now will help make the best use of your money, and give you an opportunity to get "the biggest bang for the buck." Most people purchase a computer to accomplish what they want now... without regard to their future use, the future software, or advancements in technology. Purchasing a computer in this fashion is like rolling the dice, sometimes you get lucky and get a good "deal" and other times you get something that won't do what you need six months from the time you buy it.
There are basically two types of non-portable computers, a person can get. They are
"Canned" and "Custom." I have given a basic describtion of both below.
We generally don't follow the different makes and models of "canned" systems. We
specialize in custom systems. If you have any questions regarding components please check
our hardware section. If you want the latest information from our internet web site, click
the following address: www.helpus.com.
Copyright 1998 T.E. Mercer, all rights reserved. This page was last updated 1-5-98