Change PC to Win or Windows

Antoon Pardon apardon at forel.vub.ac.be
Wed Jul 30 11:49:16 CEST 2008


On 2008-07-21, Derek Martin <code at pizzashack.org> wrote:
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> On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 02:56:07AM -0700, Lie wrote:
>> On Jul 19, 6:14=A0am, Derek Martin <c... at pizzashack.org> wrote:
>> > On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 03:46:13PM -0700, Joel Teichroeb wrote:
>> > Much like the English word "bank" (and numerous others), the term "PC"
>> > has come to have several meanings, one of which is the above. =A0You may
>> > not like it, but we're pretty much stuck with the term, so you may as
>> > well get used to it.
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>> That's not the point,=20
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> It very much IS the point.  Language evolves based on common usage
> patterns of the people who use it.  The term "PC" is commonly used in
> English, in the United States and other English speaking countries, to
> mean a computer running Microsoft Windows.

You mean the same computer is no longer considered a PC if someone
install linux on it?

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Antoon Pardon



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