Three Utah County companies received top honors in PC/Computing magazine's 1993 most valuable products awards.

Folio Views 3.0, WordPerfect 6.0 for Windows and Novell's NetWare 4.0 are the best products in their categories, according to the magazine's editors. The editors also selected Salt Lake City-based Megahertz's XJack data/fax modem as a finalist in the communications hardware category.Three other WordPerfect products, Office 4.0, 6.0 for DOS, and Presentations 2.0, also placed as finalists in their product categories. Novell's DOS 7.0 also was a runner-up in the operating systems and environments category.

The editors judge the products on their technological innovation, usability, productivity and ability to "revolutionize the way we think about computing." Price and performance also are factors in the selections. PC/Computing's editors sift through dozens of products in 31 categories to come up with their list of best products.

The editors said WordPerfect 6.0 for Windows was "power and ease of use together." Word-Perfect's newest Windows product beat competitor Microsoft for the top spot in word processing.

Novell's NetWare 4.0 cinches the company's title as "king of the network operating systems." Folio Views 3.0, an information management program, is described as an "essential business program" - one that "slices, dices and splices information as if it were a bunch of carrots."

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PC/Computing announced the 100 best computer products for 1993 in its December issue.

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