Abbreviation of Multimedia Personal Computer, a software and hardware standard developed by a consortium of computer firms led by Microsoft. There are three MPC standards, called MPC, MPC2, and MPC3, respectively. Each specifies a minimum hardware configuration for running multimedia software.
To run MPC-2 software, you need at least an Intel 486SX microprocessor with a clock speed of 25 MHz, 4 MB (megabytes) of RAM, a VGA display, and a double-speed CD-ROM drive.
MPC3 specifies the following minimum configuration:
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Hoover's: MPC Computers, LLC Company Research
Find information on MPC Computers, LLC with operations and products, financials, officers, competitors and more at Hoover's.
Article on MPC Level 3 specifications
A PC Review article, from November 1996, describing the specifications for MPC Level 3.
Contains links to multimedia resources associated with MPC.
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Describes the Multimedia PC Titles Catalog project, managed by Oak Tree Publications. In addition to designing the catalog, Oak Tree managed the entire process of data gathering, composition and production for both the printed and multimedia CD-ROM versions.
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