wintel definition jargon, architecture
A term describing any computer platform
consisting of some version of Microsoft Windows
running on an Intel 80x86
processor or compatible.
Despite the dominance of the wintel platform, in its many forms, from MS-DOS
on an Intel 8088
to Windows 2000
on a Pentium II Xeon
, there are many "non-wintel" platforms
in use. These include Acorn
, A\Box, Be
, Network Computer
and all other Unix
Convergence International (http://convergence.org/).