machine dependent

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machine dependent

Applications that run in only one series of computers such as Intel x86 or IBM's System z mainframe. Also called "hardware dependent" and "platform dependent.

Not Dependent
In contrast, "machine," "hardware" or "platform independent" means that the application can run in a variety of different families of computers. See platform dependent and device dependent.
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HD capable -- Hardware dependent, Ubiety Room calls can scale to full 1080p 30fps at insanely high quality
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Such a marked shrinking of the sector has been attributed to the relative immaturity of the Middle Eastern market, which is strongly hardware dependent, rendering it much more vulnerable to shifts in the global economy.
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Likewise, with Windows, many of the CAD/CAM problems of being hardware dependent are no longer critical.
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Its flexibility and allowance for leveraging the price curves of computer industry hardware gives it distinct advantages over conventional hardware dependent solutions.
Hardware dependent solutions combine software with hardware, where the software is tied to the specific hardware piece.
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Sherwood is the only supplier to bridge the gap between hardware dependent and hardware independent clients like NCs.
The DWG recognizes that the gap between software and hardware design in SoC's needs to be bridged with specifications and standards to improve the reuse of Hardware dependent Software.
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