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IBM compatible

(computer)
A computer which can use hardware and software designed for the IBM PC (or, less often, IBM mainframes).

This was once a key phrase in marketing a new PC clone but now in 1998 is rarely used, the non-IBM wintel personal computer manufacturers such as Compaq, Dell and Gateway 2000 and OS vendor Microsoft having taken control of the market, marginalising IBM.
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IBM PC compatible with two disk drives, a monitor plus monochrome graphics driver, keyboard, and 256K RAM: $1,800 for an IBM, $1,200-$1,500 for other major brands, and $900 for a lesser known brand.
Technology has come a long way since 1982 when Atari debuted their data glove and Compaq released their IBM PC compatible Compaq Portable.
Meeks brings with him over 30 years of IBM PC compatible experience.
Guaranteed compatible with both IBM PC compatible laptops and the Apple(R) Macintosh(R) PowerBook(R), the GlobalNetworker 3410 supports 10Base-T wiring and the 3412 supports 10Base-2 wiring.
95, is the Top Ten Pak(TM), featuring 10 widely acclaimed PC games in their original format on one CD-ROM for the IBM PC compatible computer.
The CRW8824FXZ is designed for both IBM PC Compatible and Macintosh platforms.
In addition to the Ascent Capture system hardware requirements, FineReader OCR Full-Page Recognition Server and FineReader Zone Recognition Server require an IBM PC compatible computer with Intel Pentium II or higher processor, Windows 95(OSR2 with USB support)/98/ME/2000 operating system, 110 MB of free disk space, USB port for hardware protection key, and Kofax Ascent Capture 5.
The newly reorganized IMT intends to launch its first new product in March 1994, an easy-to-use, turnkey, Video Post Production solution using its IMTX 8000 as the controller and IMT's proprietary IBM PC compatible software as the user interface.
System requirements are: IBM PC compatible (Pentium(R) with Triton PCI chip set or better recommended); Windows(R) 2000/XP operating systems; 32 MB RAM; SVGA monitor 100 MB of free hard disk space; PCI interface slots required for frame grabber support; CD-ROM drive; Sound card (optional for multimedia online help); and Visual C/C++ 5.
System requirements include an IBM PC compatible (486 or better), 32MB RAM, and VGA graphics or better.
Not only is CheckIT PE operating system independent (it functions on any IBM PC or compatible regardless of the operating system present on the hard drive), but it is also able to thoroughly detect system hardware components on systems as old as the 386 IBM PC compatible PCs up to the latest Intel Pentium III and AMD Athlon-based machines.