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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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: For IBM compatible computers, Windows XP, Vista, or 7 operating system; Pentium 4+ or better processor; 512 megabytes (MB) or greater RAM; 700 MB or more of hard disk space.
The standard Model UR-2070 oscillating disk rheometer, highlighted in a two-page bulletin, consists of one main testing unit and one subunit of control and data analysis equipped with one IBM compatible PC, color monitor and one printer.
Totally engaging, constructively fun, inexpensive, and enthusiastically recommended, each of these self-run audio stories with text and music require Windows CD-ROM on an IBM compatible platform.
Ask a teenager today, do you have an IBM Compatible PC?
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Once authors have prepared final, revised versions of the manuscripts, they should send one hard copy and one IBM compatible high-density 1.44mb diskette.
US PC Households Q1 1996 to Q1 2000 Number of Households (000s) Households (000s) 1996 Q1 1997 Q1 1998 Q1 Total Households with PCs 35,388 39,558 43,667 IBM Compatible Windows 20,906 27,778 30,854 IBM Compatible Non-Windows 6,962 6,711 7,503 Apple Macintoshes 4,947 4,547 4,054 Others PCs 2,525 1,949 2,312 Households (000s) 1999 Q1 2000 Q1 Total Households with PCs 49,999 55,487 IBM Compatible Windows 36,614 41,628 IBM Compatible Non-Windows 7,339 7,207 Apple Macintoshes 4,096 3,837 Others PCs 3,009 3,396
Requires: IBM compatible PC or MAC, VGA card, TV or VCR with video inputs (RCA or S-VHS).
Real-Time Clocks first appeared in IBM compatible PCs in 1984.
EZcomm adapters can be attached to a 3174 or 3274 cluster controller or directly to an IBM mainframe or IBM compatible mainframe (PCM).
Thanks to Absolute Input, the national computer system suppliers, we've got a AI100M Complexions IBM compatible multi- media computer to give away.