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Old 05-17-2020, 08:41 PM   #1
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Talking IBM PC compatible: Who still uses this term?

An Analog Devices AD9833 datasheet from 2012 still makes use of the term "IBM PC compatible" which is no longer relevant considering that IBM sold its PC division to Lenovo in 2005.
Who else is still using this term as of today?
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Old 05-17-2020, 08:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: IBM PC compatible: Who still uses this term?

No very often unless your browsing on VOGONS and talking about the vintage machines and to what degree of compatibility the software required. I know depending on the manufacturer of the machine some computers failed to run many PC compatible software.
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Old 05-17-2020, 09:48 PM   #3
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I haven't used the term since I sold the service center. That was circa year 2000.
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Old 05-18-2020, 09:36 AM   #4
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Default Re: IBM PC compatible: Who still uses this term?

it's not a big deal anymore because M$ strongarms any potential machine that could run windows. If it could run windows they force that computer maker to sell a copy of windows with it and ensure that it runs properly...

Since it runs windows, there's no longer a "pc compatible" clause for computers. It's now "runs windows"...
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Old 05-18-2020, 04:17 PM   #5
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Since it runs windows, there's no longer a "pc compatible" clause for computers. It's now "runs windows"...
No, but there's effectively such a clause; you don't tend to see OEMs adopting beige boxes in their PC-based product offerings (e.g., look at the cash registers at your local markets).
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