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pcx

(filename extension)
A filename extension for images created with the IBM PC Paintbrush tool.

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PCX

(1) See PCI-X.

(2) The native bitmapped graphics file format in the earlier PC Paintbrush application. PCX supported monochrome, 2-, 4-, 8- and 24-bit color and uses RLE to achieve compression ratios of approximately 1.1:1 to 1.5:1. Images with large blocks of solid colors compress best under the RLE method. See PC Paintbrush.

(3) (PC to the power of X) In 2001, this was Intel's slogan for the digital home in which the PC was at the center, synchronizing with PDAs and cellphones. The name did not take off in the marketplace.
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