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PC

abbreviation for PRIVY COUNCIL, Privy Counsellor, police constable.
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System Requirements Minimum system requirements for running Design Essentials Business Image include an IBM-compatible PC with a 486 processor or better (Pentium or higher recommended); Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows NT 4.0; CD-ROM drive for installation; minimum 16 MB RAM (32 MB recommended); 16 MB free hard-disk space (30 MB recommended), SVGA/256 color display (1024 X 768, 24-bit color recommended); and a mouse or other pointing device.
All of the banking services mentioned in the graphic above are PC-compatible, so we recommend an IBM-compatible PC running Windows 95.
Both were 486s, although the publishers assure us that the programme will run satisfactorily on 'any fully IBM-compatible PC from a 386 upwards'.
"With the possible exception of the IBM-compatible PC, no other development will put as much computing power in the hands of consumers than the Internet," says Howard Smith, president and CEO of Clarity Software in San Jose, California.
It has two component parts: the first, written in Visual Basic, runs on an IBM-compatible PC, while the second resides on the AS/400 and acts as an interface between the PC application and the BPCS application.
For hardware, Medlin uses an IBM-compatible PC with a Pentium chip, CD-ROM, a one gigabyte hard drive, and a high-speed modem.
Most users will want an IBM-compatible PC using Windows or a Macintosh.
Invention Machine Lab runs on a 386-based IBM-compatible PC (486 or higher is recommended).
(Telephone Enrollment and Scheduling System), from CRS, operates from a dedicated IBM-compatible PC and comes with a four-line telephone interface card; the program can handle up to 12 lines per computer.
(Included with the book is a floppy disk for IBM-compatible PC's that demonstrates the program.) Another chapter tells how Cypress developed its elaborate and apparently quite effective system for hiring people in an industry in which talent is the single most important resource.
Electronic filers must have an IBM-compatible PC with a modem as well as tax preparation, electronic filing and communications software.
Data are keyed into an IBM-compatible PC for analysis using statistical quality control software.