PC99

11/29/98

PC99: "PC99" is officially designated as Microsoft's 1999-2000 Windows Logo program. It is the minimum standard that a PC must meet in order to display a "Designed for Microsoft Windows" sticker.

The specification recognizes a number of categories of PC with somewhat different characteristics -- servers, workstations, office, consumer, entertainment, and mobile PCs: [I think these categories are not mutually exclusive. For example, 'Office' seems to overlap 'workstations' and 'servers' ... sort of.]

There are many other requirements and recommendations. The full specification (about a megabyte) is available in several formats on the Intel and Microsoft web sites

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