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PC clone

Today, a PC clone is a Windows computer that is not made by one of the major PC vendors such as HP, Dell or Lenovo. In the 1980s, a PC clone was a PC not made by IBM. After Compaq Computer achieved 100% compatibility with the IBM PC in 1983, Compaq and all the other PC clone companies running Microsoft's MS-DOS operating system caused the personal computer industry to become mainstream within a few years. See white box, PC compatible and Compaq.
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We could use a better IBM PC clone, despite the large number on the market.
I ran the package on a Toshiba 5200 PC clone with a 100 megabyte (MB) hard disk and 2 MB of RAM.
I'm not dumping the PC clone that I use every day, for it has capabilities that I cannot yet find on a Mac, but MultiFinder was a revelation as to what DOS should do.
It plays like it has been knocked up by two guys in a Moscow flat, armed with a Taiwanese PC clone and a case of cheap vodka.
I ran the programs on a Mac IIcx with 4MB of memory and on three PC compatibles, a 16MHz AST 386-SX with 4MB of memory, a 20MHz PS/2 with 6MB of memory, and a PC clone with a 25MHz 386 and 4MB of memory.
Make sure you select the appropriate hardware to meet the demands of the applications you plan to use.[sup.2-4] For most purposes, a PC clone is still the best choice.