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commodity machine

An off-the-shelf device that is readily available for purchase. Commodity PCs and servers often refer to x86 machines, which are the world's largest desktop, laptop and server platform. See x86-based system, COTS and commodity product.
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In a follow of IBM's PC business sale to a Chinese manufacturer, Big Blue agreed to shed its commodity PC business for $2.
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By promoting COO Mike Capellas to CEO, Compaq's board has decided against major change - a decision that severely limits the value of the Digital and Tandem acquisitions and will doom Compaq to focusing on bloody commodity PC wars," asserts Forrester Research's Matthew Nordan.
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In addition, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board, one of the largest pension funds in Canada, also announced that it would vote against the merger citing the merger's "lack of strategic merit," increased "exposure to a troubled commodity PC hardware business" and that the "merger will significantly dilute Hewlett-Packard's shareholder's interests in a profitable Imaging & Printing business.
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