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Technically speaking, a Mac IS a PC, so why the hell's Apple got us all saying Mac and PC? amirite?

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i never understood Steve Jobs calling computers running windows 'PCs' too.

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But no-one's speaking technically when they talk about it, that's why we differentiate between the two. PC has become synonymous with Windows-based systems because of their dominance over the market throughout the 90s and beyond. It's either we say Mac or PC, or we start saying Windows PC and Mac PC - which do you think sounds better? Many things we say and agree on aren't technically true, it's just called convention. Deal with it.

Actually, PC stand for "IBM PC compatible", this should make it clearer : http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/...atible#Origins

@hugo Actually, PC stand for "IBM PC compatible", this should make it clearer :...

but that's not the convention now, so it's kind of meaningless to bring it up for the sakes of this argument.

@TommyUK1234 but that's not the convention now, so it's kind of meaningless to bring it up for the sakes of this argument.

It's not, at the time PCs were the direct concurrents of the Apple computers.

Until recently, nearly all the computers were either Apple computers or had a PC architecture (now Macintoshes are PCs too). I admit that current PCs are far from the original PC.

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