Influence of the IBM PC on the Personal Computer Market

Influence of the IBM PC on the Personal Computer Market

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Following the introduction of the IBM Personal Computer, or IBM PC, many other personal computer architectures became extinct within just a few years. Before the IBM PC was introduced, the personal computer market was dominated by systems using the 6502 and Z80 8-bit microprocessors, such as the TRS 80 and Apple II series, which used proprietary operating systems, and by computers running CP/M. Around 1978, several 16-bit CPUs became available. Examples included the Data General Mn601, Fairchild's 9440, the Ferranti F100-1, the General Instrument CP1600 and CP1610, the National Semiconductor INS8900, Panafacom's MN1610, Texas Instruments' TMS9900, and, most notably, the Intel 8086. These new processors were expensive to incorporate in personal computers, as they used a 16-bit data bus and needed rare 16-bit peripheral and support chips.show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136580306
  • 9786136580302