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IBM, Apple, Motorola Unveil Multisystem Compatible PC

IBM, Apple Computer and Motorola have unveiled a new hardware platform for the PowerPC chip. IBM also announced that it will license Apple's operating system for the new machines. Under the agreement, Macintosh systems will be put on PowerPC machines in mid-1996.

The new platform will enable companies to buy PowerPC machines that run the Macintosh OS, IBM's OS/2, Microsoft's Windows, and other operating systems, according to company officials. The new system will be available sometime late next year.

The three companies jointly developed the PowerPC chip, which is being manufactured by Motorola and IBM.