IBM compatible

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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Manufacturers are continuing to roll out software that will fix your IBM compatible with the click of a mouse button.
The M2x is the first LCD presentation panel to incorporate the ability to playback and record Windows digital WAV files from any IBM compatible PC.
These new capabilities provide customers with a highly flexible alternative for attaching low-cost storage, including serial-ATA disks, to their IBM compatible mainframes; drastically reducing the costs associated with second tier storage.
In addition, the M2x incorporates the ability to playback and record Windows digital WAV files from any IBM compatible PC.
He was involved with the then-emerging IBM compatible PC technology.
The ChanlComm(R) 7790 is a communications controller that attaches directly to IBM and IBM compatible mainframes providing full communications capability from the mainframe to the remote network.
The company has already successfully executed an IBM compatible product strategy, making Perle the number one worldwide supplier of IBM compatible AS/400 network controllers.
The workstation selected -- Lee Data's IS-372C Displaywindow -- is fully IBM compatible and offers superior ergonomics, expanded printer support, ALICE desktop accessories, and extended Vital Product Data support for efficient network management.
Requires: IBM compatible PC or MAC, VGA card, TV or VCR with video inputs (RCA or S-VHS).
The DataBlaster products fill the need for high-speed bulk file transfer from IBM and IBM compatible mainframes to open client/server systems such as the Compaq ProLiant or Alpha.
Cambex has been the premier manufacturer of IBM compatible mainframe memory for 27 years.
eChannel Networking will allow support for high-speed channel attached IBM compatible devices without limitation on distance.