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I believe "PC" has historically meant (or often been used to imply) "IBM PC compatible" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_PC_compatible) which Apple/Mac was not, until they switched to x86.



The problem is that viruses don't relate to the architecture - otherwise linux and *bsd (on the x86 platform) would have also been windows-like with their malware.

I know I'm playing semantic games here, but so is Apple with this slogan :)


In the context of Apple's "Mac vs PC" campaign, does anyone seriously have doubt about what they mean by a PC?


I know I'm playing semantic games here, but so is Apple with this slogan :)


Not really - in context it's perfectly clear what they meant.




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