zmatt wrote:Well sorta, if it has the native ability to run windows then yes. ...A Mac is not, and unless they adopt BIOS never will be. PC is a specification, not a "hard" one, where it is published on a regular basis, but a loose one. You know it when you see it.
Well Microsoft does publish the minimum system requirements for running Windows:
- http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows7/products/system-requirementsMicrosoft Windows 7 minimum system requirements wrote:
- 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
- 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
- 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
- DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
According to those requirements, and the idea that a PC must be able to run Windows, the original IBM PC is not a PC!
By that criteria, the "Made for Windows 95" computers are no longer PCs either. Nor are the original EEE PCs that popularized subnotebooks again.
The problem with a PC definition that includes the ability to run Windows is that it changes over time. How obsolete is a PC allowed to be before it is no longer a PC?