IBM-compatible PC


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IBM-compatible PC

A PC that is compatible with the IBM PC and PS/2 standards; essentially, every Windows PC on the market. This term is rarely heard anymore, but it was widely used in the early days when PC vendors were trying to copy the IBM PC, and many PCs were not compatible. Today's PCs conform to standards set by Intel, Microsoft and the PC industry at large. See IBM PC and PC.
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The minimum system requirements include an IBM-compatible PC with a Pentium(R) 60 processor and 32 MB of RAM; SuperVGA graphics; Windows 95, 98 or NT; a CD-ROM; and a Windows-compatible mouse.
The minimum system requirements for "NBT for Lotus Notes 5 -- What's New in Notes 5" are an IBM-compatible PC with a Pentium(R) 60 processor and 32 MB of RAM; SuperVGA graphics; Windows 95, 98 or NT; and a Windows-compatible mouse.
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Minimum system requirements for running OfficeReady include an IBM-compatible PC with a 486 processor or better (Pentium processor or higher recommended); Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows NT 4.