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  • n. The original version and progenitor of the IBM PC compatible hardware platform.
  • n. A microcomputer compatible with IBM's specification.


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  • IBM de Mexico S.A. had presented to the Board of Foreign Investments a proposal to manufacture their system 56 the IBM PC XT in Mexico and a study of the potential market demand for it.

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  • His program, Lotus 1-2-3, worked as well on the IBM PC as the original VisiCalc had on the AppleII (the ports of VisiCalc to other machines had never been quite as good as the original), and Lotus eventually captured the spreadsheet market on the IBM.

    The Apple II History, by Steven Weyhrich : Software


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