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  IBM PC compatible - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term "IBM PC Compatible" is on the wane.
Although the IBM PC was designed for expandability, the designers could not anticipate the hardware developments of the '80s.
The original IBM PC is long forgotten and the term PC compatible is not used.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/IBM_PC_compatible   (4588 words)

  
 IBM PC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The original 1981 IBM PC's keyboard was severely criticised by typists for its non-standard placement of the return and left shift keys.
If a hard disk was added that was not compatible with the existing disk controller, a new controller board had to be plugged in; some disks were integrated with their controller in a single expansion board.
In 1988 IBM introduced a drive for 2.88 megabyte "DSED" diskettes in its top-of-the-line models; it was an instant failure and is all but forgotten today (but survives as a possible "size" choice in disk-formatting utilities).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/IBM_PC   (2050 words)

  
 IBM PC compatible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
And IBM damaged their own franchise by failing to appreciate the important of "IBM compatibility," when they introduced products such as the IBM Portable, and later the PCJr, which had significant incompatibilities with the mainline PCs.
Since 1984, IBM PC compatibles have conquered both the home and business markets of commodity computers so that the only notable remaining competition comes from Apple Macintosh computers with a market share of only a few per cent.
Meanwhile, IBM has lost ground in the market for IBM PC compatibles; currently (as of 2003) major market players besides IBM include Dell and Hewlett-Packard (market leader).
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/ibm_pc_compatible   (1137 words)

  
 IBM PC compatible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
IBM PC compatible The declining influence of IBM
Meanwhile, IBM has long since lost its leadership role in the market for IBM PC compatibles (this may have had to do with the failure of other manufacturers to adopt the new features of the IBM PS/2); currently the leading players include Dell ComputerDell and Hewlett-Packard.
This was partly to do with the way IBM mapped the memory of the ''PC'', and the memory-managment of DOS (which was the most widely used operating system) had a way of dealing with it that made things worse.
www.infothis.com /find/IBM_PC_compatible   (4633 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: IBM PC compatible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
IBM PC (IBM 5150) with keyboard and green screen monochrome monitor (IBM 5151), running MS-DOS 5.
Maybe the most important push to IBM compatibles over all other computers was because Albert Clark, an Air Force program manager who was faced with a growing government user base, sharing mainframe time, who were purchasing the various non-compatible home computers to replace their VT-100 dumb terminals.
The original IBM PC used the 7 bit ASCII alphabet as the basis, but in addition this was extended to an 8 bit somewhat haphazardly collected set of characters unique for the IBM PC.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/IBM-PC-compatible   (659 words)

  
 Encyclopedia article on IBM PC compatible [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Compaq Computer Corp. produced an early IBM PC compatible (which was also the first sewing machine-sized portable PC) a few months later in 1982 — the Compaq Portable.
Meanwhile, IBM has long since lost its leadership role in the market for IBM PC compatibles (this may have had to do with the failiure of other manufacturers to adopt the new features of the IBM PS/2); currently the leading players include Dell and Hewlett-Packard.
IBM had already released OS/2 in 1987; which seemed to be a superior software product to Windows.
encyclozine.com /PC_compatible   (3959 words)

  
 Apple Macintosh: IBM PC compatible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
They are based on the original IBM PC, use the Intel x86 architecture and are capabable of using interchangable commodity hardware.
The origins of this platform came with the decision by IBM in 1981 to market a personal computer as quickly as possible.
Meanwhile, IBM has lost ground in the market for IBM PC compatibles; currently (as of 2003) major market players include Dell, HP, and IBM.
www.theparentingsearch.com /Apple_Macintosh/IBM_PC_compatible.shtml   (254 words)

  
 Panasonic Sr. Partner; the newest contender in the IBM PC compatible portable competition.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sadly, Panasonic chose to preserve the layout of the IBM PC keyboard down to the misplaced backslash, the cryptic arrow labels, and the lack of LED lights on the Caps Lock and Num Lock keys.
The floppy drives are very loud, far louder than their counterparts in the IBM PC on my desk.
Also, the keyboard has the same idiosyncracies as the IBM PC, and the test display leaves something to be desired.
www.atarimagazines.com /creative/v10n12/52_Panasonic_Sr_Partner_th.php   (1414 words)

  
 How to communicate with an IBM-PC/compatible in parallel:
Incorrect parallel port assignment on the PC 3.
If your PC has two parallel ports, you must confirm which port the parallel cable is connected to (is it LPT1 or LPT2?).
Ports on the back of a PC are usually marked as to what they are.
www.calgraphinc.com /Support/notes/819.htm   (1682 words)

  
 IBM PC-Compatible CGA Video Reference
An upgrade using the IBM Computer Graphics Adapter (CGA) allowed the use of 16 fixed colors for text and four colors (white, fl, purple and cyan) for 320x200 color graphics.
As was common with external monitors for other computers on the market at that time (such as the Tandy Radio Shack Model I), the horizontal and vertical sync information was kept separate and provided to the monitor on their own conductors.
EGA continued to use the same connector that was used for CGA, but the signals that are sent to the monitor are different and not compatible with CGA-only monitors.
nemesis.lonestar.org /reference/video/cga.html   (735 words)

  
 IBM PC compatible - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
They use the Intel x86 architecture and are capabable of using interchangable commodity hardware.
In licensing an operating system from Microsoft, IBM's agreements allowed Microsoft to sell MSDOS for non-IBM platforms (the IBM version was called PC-DOS).
Columbia Data Products] produced the first IBM PC compatible in 1982.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/IBM_PC_compatible   (337 words)

  
 Acorn Gaming: Emulation - IBM PC compatible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Not strictly an emulator at all, this is the (complex, clever) frontend software which allows the PC card that can be fitted to Risc PC computers to be run in a window on RISC OS - or in fact, at all.
It does do quite a lot of emulation, however, since the hardware the PC expects isn't actually present and so this program has to pretend.
A range of PC cards with different processors were available, but new Risc PC cards are no longer sold.
www.acorn-gaming.org.uk /index.php3?p=Emulation/PC   (303 words)

  
 OLD-COMPUTERS.COM : The Museum
The IBM PC XT is the successor of the IBM PC.
This made old PC's totally worthless because you couldn't buy an XT clone board and drop it into a PC case.
The 5160 was replaced with the PC XT S (20 MB Hard disk, slim size floppy disk unit, 640 KB RAM), then with the PC XT 286.
www.old-computers.com /museum/computer.asp?c=286   (437 words)

  
 How to communicate with an IBM-PC/compatible in serial:
If there are TSR's on your system, unload them from memory (either all of them or one-by-one) and reboot the system clean (a clean reboot implies that the system is reset but the TSR s are not loaded).
They are especially common now that most people have standardized on Windows and are trying to get the most out of their 486/586 PC's.
The reason these I/O conflicts occur is simple; someone configured the PC for I/O devices which share the same interrupts.
www.calgraphinc.com /Support/notes/820.htm   (2119 words)

  
 IBM PC compatible ISA BUS Synchro, resolver, LVDT Digital Converter Input Cards - Computer Conversions Corporation - ...
These cards are ideally suited to many serious: test, simulation, ATE, motion control, process control and data acquisition type applications for both industrial and military concerns using any IBM PC/AT compatible computer.
are used to populate the same standard PC boards.
Maximum versatility has been employed on all "IB" products to assure the universal compatibility in addressing, timing, system, and specific computer hardware, software, and backplane independence.
www.computerconversions.com /html/ibm.html   (339 words)

  
 IBM PC-Compatible EGA Video Reference
In 1984, IBM introduced the Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA) for the IBM Personal Computer, which was designed to recover some of the market share lost to Hercules and other manufacturers of video cards.
Although not all of that color depth was actually available at all video resolution modes that IBM provided, EGA was generally an improvement over the CGA system, as CGA supported only two-color (white/fl) graphics at 640x200 and four-color graphics (white, fl, magenta and cyan) in 320x200 mode.
Dual mode monitors were produced that could accept CGA or EGA signals, telling the two systems apart by the fact that EGA used an inverted (negative polarity) vertical sync signal.
nemesis.lonestar.org /reference/video/ega.html   (901 words)

  
 Micro ATX All-In-One Custom Built Computer under $1000. is built to order IBM PC compatible personal computer and ...
A MS "Windows 2000" operating system based custom built computer under $1000 and built to order as an IBM PC compatible personal computer about the size of a notebook and being just as portable is almost impossible to find.
It is fully IBM PC compatible running Windows 2000 Operating System and weighs under 10 lbs and best of all is campus lan ready, cable modem ready and DSL ready; comes with a lighted keyboard!
This IBM PC compatible personal computer is the size of a portable notebook but has has the power of a desktop computer.
www.datacity.us /intermedia_computer/intermedia.html   (1407 words)

  
 Optoma EP759 IBM PC Compatible DLP Projector with 3,200 Lumens - Projectors at AVToyBox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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Optoma EP758 IBM PC Compatible DLP Projector with 2,500 Lumens
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 Foggy's Argonet IBM PC Compatible FAQ - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This newsgroup is for all binary attachments that are of interest to Argo Family Members using IBM compatible Machines.
It is a newsgroup where you may attach binary files, archived into a single compressed file no larger than 50K.
This is the only PC Argonet news group that you should post binaries to.
www.foggy.co.uk /pcfaq/news.html   (1468 words)

  
 EVS8:1993 - Code table for IBM PC-compatible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The IBM PC-compatible microcomputers are the most widely spread computer family.
On them, the code page or code table can be changed.
The table closest to the needs of the Estonian language is table IBM CP 850, on which most European countries are oriented.
www.ciesin.ee /ITR/ERS8_1993_3.2.html   (63 words)

  
 Douglas Electronics: IBM PC Compatible Boards
Liberal space for IC's of various sizes, I/O access at top and side of board, all holes plated-thru, 4.2"H x 6.5"W
ISA Compatible - Large tab: 62 contacts (31/side), Small tab: 36 contacts (18/side), both on.100" centers
Please direct any questions or comments regarding this site to the Webmaster.
www.douglas.com /hardware/pcbs/breadboards/ibmpc.html   (112 words)

  
 IBM PC Compatible Networking   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
IBM PC Compatible computers may only connect to Yale's network via Ethernet.
Select the type of IBM PC Compatible you own:
MCSC for help in determining the hardware you need.
www.yale.edu /intro96/pc_choice.html   (62 words)

  
 I/O Applications/Experiments
I/O Applications/Experiments for the MTS-8088 and/or IBM PC and Compatible
Available add-on I/O devices (optional) for control applications for the MTS-8088 Microengineer and/or IBM PC or compatible are listed below.
These options give schools flexibility in designing and expanding their curriculums.
www.sunequipco.com /Microprocessor/P2.HTM   (106 words)

  
 Foggy's Argonet IBM PC Compatible FAQ - Fax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
There are viruses on the net, but it's nothing to lose sleep over.
Below is a little explanation of the message, and what it would do to your PC if you were to read the message.
Return to the IBM PC FAQ contents page
www.foggy.co.uk /pcfaq/virus.html   (1742 words)

  
 Information Relevant to PC Computers
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www.cs.unb.ca /profs/dedourek/pc.html   (417 words)

  
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