ABC NewsLinks (PC and Mac, CD-ROM) Electronic Arts - 1996 USA, Canada Release

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ABC NewsLinks
Product ID 07209-11020
Product UPC 707209110201
Platform(s) PC and Mac
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1996
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Label Creative Wonders
Category(s) Reference, Historical Reference
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Linking current events to historical context.

Explore 3D globes to better understand the world.

  • Understand the people, places, and events behind the news.
  • Track global hot spots and follow world trends.
  • Link daily online news stories to related information.
  • View video documentaries on important global issues.
  • Explore bibliographies of influential personalities.
  • View time-lapse sequences of changing regional borders.

A valuable resource for home and school.

The current events resource.
Trying to better understand today's world? ABC NewsLinks not only gives you today's headlines, it also puts them into historical and geographic context. How did the Middle East become such a hot spot? What caused the rise and fall of Communism? How has technology affected today's world? Combining daily online news updates with relevant social, political and historical information, ABC NewsLinks helps you understand the background leading up to today's current events. Video documentaries specially produced by ABC News highlight global issues, such as education, health & medicine, and military affairs. Explore biographies of influential news-making personalities. Discover thousands of statistics and in-depth information about every country in the world. ABC NewsLinks keeps you better informed by providing context to today's news.

3D Political Globe.
Explore every country in the world- their people, economies, political systems, and issues. Thousands of photographs highlight important events and the people behind them.

Full-Screen Video Documentaries.
Investigate global issues and trends, such as technology, human rights, economics and more.

Time-Lapse Simulations.
Watch the rise and fall of Communism, or the spread of AIDS over time.

Interactive Timelines.
Scroll through history using dynamic timelines that highlight past and current events. Select key dates or images on the timeline to learn about important events and their relevance to today's global issues.

Changing Borders Over Time.
Explore changing borders to understand disputed territories in such regions as the Balkans and Middle East.

Get the day's top news stories from ABC News using WonderLink.
WonderLink lets you download each day's top stories from America Online in seconds, exclusively for ABC NewsLinks users. Each story instantly links to relevant information on the CD-ROM, providing valuable context.

America Online software is available on this CD-ROM with an average of 6 months Free daily downloads for new subscribers.

System Requirements

PC Windows 3.1
Required CPU 486-25
Required RAM 8MB
Required CD Speed 2X
Required Audio SoundBlaster
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color
Supported Network Internet
PC Windows 95
Required CPU 486-25
Required RAM 8MB
Required CD Speed 2X
Required Audio SoundBlaster
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color
Supported Network Internet
Mac System 7.0
Required CPU Mac LC III
Required RAM 8MB
Required CD Speed 2X
Supported Video 13" 256 Color
Supported Network Internet

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