Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

compatibleCompatibility is an indication that a product meets some or all of the specifications for a particular standard. For example, if a program is IBM compatible, it can run on any Dell, IBM, Hewlett Packard, or other computer with that same set of Windows-compliant components. Apple computers that utilize the macOS X operating systems are not IBM compatible.

Note: Although macOS is not IBM compatible, Bootcamp can be installed that will allow it to run many IBM compatible programs.

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