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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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