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PC 99

The fourth PC 9x specification, which defined the minimum system as a 300 MHz machine with 128KB of L2 cache and two USB ports. Consumer PCs needed 32MB of RAM, and office machines required 64MB. The ISA bus was eliminated. See PC 9x.
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* The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, pc99.detnews.com/aaec, is a more formal site, with cartoon news and history, member homepages, and online member portfolios.
The new PC99 3-in-1 extension cable combines the keyboard, monitor and mouse leads to enable users to extend the distance between their CPU and the monitor and input devices using a single cable.
Ensuring compatibility with Windows operating system, Motorola's SM56 PCI II software modem obtained Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certification for Windows 2000, Windows 98 and Windows NT based on the PC99 system guidelines.
Multi-monitor support is required for all new PC systems in compliance with the Intel/Microsoft PC99 specification.
If you want to get an accurate view of future PCs then a good place to start is the design guide known as PC99 which is co-written by Intel and Microsoft with input from more than 200 industry members.
PC99 is a collection of PC system definitions and bus and device design requirements and recommendations for 1999-2000.
There is not one PC99 specification, because wisely Intel and Microsoft have decided to classify machines into five variants: office, consumer, entertainment, workstation and mobile.
Some parts of PC99 will refer to all platforms, others just to one variant.
Wherever possible PC99 also encourages the removal of other legacy features.
(Nasdaq: PCTI) industry standard AC-Link based Modem Riser (MR) reference design has obtained Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) Logo qualifications for Windows 2000, Windows 98 and Windows NT based on the PC99 system design guidelines.
Networking solutions provider Madge Networks has launched Smart 16/4 PCI Ringnode WoL, its third generation Smart PCI Token Ring adapter card, which supports the proposed PC99 hardware guidelines.