Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Oct 2012 16:13 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Windows "I've been writing about Windows for almost 20 years, and I feel like I've kind of seen it all. But for the past several days, I've been struggling under the weight of the most brutal email onslaught I've ever endured over these two decades. And if my email is any indication, and I believe it is, the majority of people out there have absolutely no idea what Windows RT is. This is a problem." When even Paul Thurrot is worried, you can be sure it is, actually, a problem. We're going to see and hear about a lot of frustrated customer who can't load up their 1997 copy of Awesome Garden Designer 2.0 Deluxe.
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Laurence
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2007-03-26

Well, "PC" was what IBMs original IBM PC was called. It was the first device to use the term. So, home computers with non-IBM PC compatible architecture are not really PCs. They are home computers.

The term "Personal Computer" was commonly used for home or microcomputers.

In fact my Amstrad CPC 464, Locomotive BASIC + Zilog Z80 CPU, physically had "Personal Computer" branded on it in metallic lettering.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I checked my C=64 (kinda dead, probably its failing PSU killed it a long time ago; but it doesn't take much space in the closet), and it also has "personal computer" on its case.

But the best term was probably Volkscomputer ;> ( http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vic-20-cassette-game-Luftkam... & the box of VC-20 - yes, without "i")

PS. Nicely visible on http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:C64-IMG_5318.jpg (though it seems only the "post-PC" C64C has it, not the original form)

Edited 2012-10-28 04:00 UTC

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