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The Computer Jungle
Though you can make _1___ decision on purely economic grounds, buying __2__ computer is often more like joining __3__ religious cult. Buy __4__ Apple, for example, and almost by default you join Apple chairman Steve Jobs in his crusade against IBM. Every machine has its "users' groups" and __5__ band of loyal enthusiasts who tout its merits. That makes it all __6__ more difficult for __7__ uninitiated to decide what machine to buy. Students have __8__ huge advantage, however. The computer companies are so eager for students' business (it builds "brand loyalty") that many offer huge discounts.
In the past six months, IBM, Apple, and others have brought out new computers, and __9__ fierce competition has forced prices down. Also, time is on your side: next year at this time you'll have even more choice and more computing power and features for __10__ same price. On __11__ other hand, this will probably be true for many years. So for those who need or want __12__ computer, now is a great time to buy one.