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Two-page Mac OS 8.5 advertisement from Wired 1/99.

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The world’s most advanced search tool isn’t on the Web. It’s on your Macintosh.

How in the world do you find what you need on an Internet that gets more complex every second? Well, if you have a PowerPC™-based Macintosh®, the answer is easy: Upgrade to Mac OS® 8.5 with Sherlock,™ the Internet search detective. Just type in your request – in plain English – and Sherlock unleashes a cadre of the Internet’s most powerful search engines simultaneously. In just seconds, the results begin to stream onto your screen, dynamically ranked by relevance. Then, all you have to do is click on any item and off you go. Sherlock starts out powerful, then gets even more powerful – because you can download free “plug-ins” that expand Sherlock’s reach to other search engines and all kinds of Internet content, from news centers to retailers. And it doesn’t stop with the Internet. Sherlock is so clever in the way it searches, it can also find files that are hidden within your hard disk, by title or by content. Which makes it easy to locate documents even if you can only remember a key word or phrase. If you’re searching for faster and more intelligent ways to use your Macintosh computer, stop by and pick up your copy of the new Mac OS 8.5 at an authorized Apple reseller (call 1-800-538-9696 for locations) or visit the Apple Store™ at For $99,* it’s like putting a powerful new Macintosh inside the Mac you already own.

Think different.®

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What in the world are you looking for? Sherlock understands plain, simple English – no need to type in strange symbols.

You can expand Sherlock’s reach with over a hundred free Sherlock plug-ins now available on the Internet for news, music, sports, you name it.

Sherlock unleashes the power of several search engines at once and reports back in seconds – dynamically ranking results by relevance.

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*Estimated retail price. Tax not included. Requires Mac OS-based Apple computer with PowerPC processor and 16MB of physical RAM, with virtual memory set to at least 24MB. Apple PC Compatibility Cards not supported. Internet access requires ISP. © 1998 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Macintosh and Think different are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. The Apple Store and Sherlock are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. PowerPC is a trademark of IBM Corp., used under license therefrom. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. Mention of third party products if for reference only and constitutes neither recommendation nor endorsement.

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