In “Alerts” for December 1989, under the title “A Multimedia Record!” I reviewed the CD‐ROM disc The Guinness Disc of Records, 1990, produced by Pergamon Compact Solutions. At that time its use was limited to Apple Macintosh computers with a CD‐ROM drive. Now Mirrorsoft, Irwin House, 118 Southwark Street, London SE1 0SW (071–928–1454) has taken over the “edu‐tainment” side of Pergamon Compact Solutions business and, further, is launching a PC version of the Guinness Disc in June 1990, priced at £100. It is designed to work under Microsoft Windows 3.0 and offers greater user‐friendliness, better graphics, and faster searching than the Macintosh and has been given on‐screen prompts for cross‐referencing and browsing. The minimum hard‐ware requirement is Microsoft Windows 2.x (a run‐time version of 2.03 being supplied with the disc), IBM‐PC PS/2 or 100 per cent compatible with 640K RAM and a CD‐ROM player with external audio output socket, but ideally a 286 or 386 computer with VGA card, more RAM, and a mouse will give the best results.
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