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> Okay, whaddaya call...
> a computer that runs DOS and/or Windows? "IBM/compatible
> computer" can become awfully cumbersome -- plus, so many *aren't*
> IBMs anymore; "personal computer," to me, also means Macintoshes;
> "DOS-based" leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
Why not just refer to the os or shell that is running the
show (ie, OS/2, DOS, Windows, Unix, Sys7, etc.)? Recently
I've seen the "PC compatible" phrase replaced with chip
description, as in "Intel compatible" or "xx86 compatible"
(xx = xx). The waters are likely to be muddied even further
with the introduction of the new generation of chips. JMHO.