IBM-compatible PC


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IBM-compatible PC

A PC that is compatible with the IBM PC and PS/2 standards; essentially, every Windows PC on the market. This term is rarely heard anymore, but it was widely used in the early days when PC vendors were trying to copy the IBM PC, and many PCs were not compatible. Today's PCs conform to standards set by Intel, Microsoft and the PC industry at large. See IBM PC and PC.
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A mere 12 percent only have an IBM or IBM-compatible PC while just 7 percent have only a Macintosh and just 1 percent has only a mainframe terminal.
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The following year it launched the first mass market word processor and the year after that the first mass market IBM-compatible PC - which sold at less than a quarter of the price of the market leaders.
The CD-ROM requires an IBM-compatible PC running Windows 3.0 or higher, 4 MB of RAM, a CD-ROM drive, an SVGA monitor, a mouse, and a Windowscompatible sound card and speakers.
Using software from Webasto and an IBM-compatible PC with data link, a number of functions can be performed including: component testing; accessing the heater's control unit to monitor parameters such as voltage, temperature and heat output; determining the cause of a disruption in service; and reviewing the unit's diagnostic history.
Ultima SPC consists of a plug-in card to collect data and SPC software running under Windows on an IBM-compatible PC. Price is about $2500.
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Hardware: IBM-compatible PC with Windows 95, 98, 2000, or NT, and with Excel 97 or 2000.
Phone Fundamentals is designed to run on any IBM-compatible PC with the following specifications: a 486DX 66 MHz or faster processor; Microsoft Windows 3.1, 3.11, or 95; at least 8 MB RAM; at least 10 MB free hard disk space; a Windows-compatible sound card; a Windows-compatible CD-ROM drive; a Super VGA Monitor; and an optional Videologic or Realmagic MPEG card.
For most consumers, the question becomes, What attributes must my IBM-compatible PC have to perform a wide variety of household, business, entertainment, educational and multimedia activities?