Reply 20 of 29, by Jo22
Oh, it's you again, sir. By coincidence, I'm also a registered user over there.
Anyway, I didn't mean to criticize the forum people over there at any time.
It's just that the categories, to my understanding, give a false impression.
Of course, I understand the idea behind these groups, though.
They were put together like that because they were both 16-Bit and both made by IBM.
Compaq, a clone maker, started making 386 AT PCs first.
On the other hand, it's pretty inconsequent. IBM also had its PS/2 line, with 8086-286-386-486 CPUs, which wasn't exactly AT compatible.
The usual 286 PCs were AT compatibles, just like 386/486. And, to some extent, the early 586 PCs too that predate ATX.
For newbies, that didn't were PC users back then, this must look like a 286 PC is just a fast IBM PC.
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