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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Manufacturers are continuing to roll out software that will fix your IBM compatible with the click of a mouse button.
I selected the TI, an IBM compatible system of sorts, in that it used an Intel 8088 processor, but with a proprietary graphics card from TI to give it better resolution than the CGA graphics of the IBM PC could produce.
a leading supplier of data center connectivity products announced the availability of the Mainframe Data Library, a revolutionary tape-on-disk control system for IBM compatible mainframes.
These new capabilities provide customers with a highly flexible alternative for attaching low-cost storage, including serial-ATA disks, to their IBM compatible mainframes; drastically reducing the costs associated with second tier storage.
The NCI 3270 Coax/PCI Adapter is an industry standard plug-and-play PCI Bus adapter that provides a 3270 coax communication interface from an IBM compatible PC to an IBM mainframe.
He was involved with the then-emerging IBM compatible PC technology.
The ChanlComm(R) 7790 is a communications controller that attaches directly to IBM and IBM compatible mainframes providing full communications capability from the mainframe to the remote network.
The company has already successfully executed an IBM compatible product strategy, making Perle the number one worldwide supplier of IBM compatible AS/400 network controllers.
Perle Affinity 5250 TCP/IP software is designed for use with the full range of Perle Affinity Twinax Adapters, IBM Enhanced 5250 Twinax adapters, or any other IBM compatible Enhanced 5250 Twinax adapter.
Requires: IBM compatible PC or MAC, VGA card, TV or VCR with video inputs (RCA or S-VHS).
The DataBlaster products fill the need for high-speed bulk file transfer from IBM and IBM compatible mainframes to open client/server systems such as the Compaq ProLiant or Alpha.
Cambex has been the premier manufacturer of IBM compatible mainframe memory for 27 years.