Apple released three computers bearing the Centris name: the Centris 610 (replacing the Macintosh IIsi) and Centris 650 (replacing the Macintosh IIci in form and the Quadra 700 in function), both of which were introduced in March 1993, and the Centris 660AV which followed in July. Apple also considered the Macintosh IIvx to be part of the Centris line. The IIvx was released in October of the previous year, but, according to Apple, their lawyers were unable to complete the trademark check on the "Centris" name in time for the IIvx's release.
"Homes are selling faster and faster in the Montréal area, as the average selling time, for all property categories combined, was 80 days in November, which is seven days less than one year ago," said Nathalie Bégin, President of the GMREB board of directors. "Single-family homes and plexes sold the fastest – in an average of 72 days – while it took an average of 94 days for a condominium to sell," she added.
« DuProprio ne donne pas l'encadrement complet de protection du consommateur, a soutenu Carole Poirier, candidate du PQ dans Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. La Loi sur le courtage a mis en place un encadrement. Mais certains ont réussi à se faufiler à l'extérieur des mailles de cette loi. Il va falloir faire en sorte de protéger le consommateur, l'acheteur et aussi le vendeur. La révision de cette loi est absolument nécessaire. »
Founded in 1993 and holding a permit from the ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur (MEES), the Collège de l’immobilier du Québec is the largest real estate college in Quebec. For over the past 20 years, it has welcomed future residential real estate, commercial real estate and mortgage brokerage professionals and also offers continuing education training. In addition, all the Collège's basic training programs are recognized by the Organisme d'autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ).
The Centris 610 uses a 20 MHz 68LC040 CPU, which has no math coprocessor functions. It used a new "pizza box" case that was intended to be placed under the user's computer monitor. This case was later used again in the Quadra 610 and Power Macintosh 6100 lines of computers and, when these later computers were introduced, Apple offered consumers a product upgrade path by letting them buy a new motherboard. Apple's motherboard upgrades of this type were considered expensive, however, and were not a popular option. The Centris 610 also provided the base for the Workgroup Server 60.
En entrevue après le débat, la députée sortante a dit ne pas vouloir interdire les activités de DuProprio. Questionnée pour savoir quelles mesures concrètes un gouvernement du PQ mettrait en place à cet égard, Mme Poirier a parlé d'une campagne de publicité expliquant clairement les différentes protections offertes aux consommateurs quand ceux-ci font affaire tantôt avec un courtier, tantôt avec DuProprio.