IBM compatible

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Alternatively referred to as an IBM clone, IBM compatible is a term used to describe a computer, hardware, or software that is IBM/PC compatible. It originated in the early 1980s, when personal computers where manufactured with a specific BIOS that was reverse-engineered to be compatible with the IBM PC. Today, the majority of computers manufactured and used are either PC (IBM compatible) or Apple Macintosh compatible.

Clone, IBM 5100, Macintosh, PC