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minicomputer

[min′ikəmpyoo͡′tər]
Etymology: L, minimum, smallest, computare, to calculate
a medium-sized computer, intermediate in size and processing capacity between a microcomputer and a mainframe computer. Compare mainframe computer, microcomputer.

minicomputer

An obsolete term for a computer with a speed and memory capacity between that of a microcomputer and a mainframe computer.
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Before joining Cabletron Systems, Charles was a Senior Engineering Manager in the Network Products Business at Digital Equipment Corporation, responsible for New Product Introduction and Total-Life Cycle Management of all networking products.
Gelnaw joins a blue-chip group of individuals on Virtacon's Board of Directors, including senior executives and past senior executives of corporations such as Compaq, Digital Equipment Corporation, PaineWebber, Apple Computer, VisiCorp, Fortress Technologies and IBM.
A companion, joint-release from Digital Equipment Corporation and Proteon will follow.
com; or Jamie Pearson of Digital Equipment, 508-486-5198, pearson@asabet.
24 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Equipment Corporation (NYSE: DEC) today named DDB Needham Worldwide as the lead strategic/creative partner for its worldwide advertising account.
Digital Equipment Corporation and Accelr8 Technology Corporation today announced the addition of Accelr8's Year 2000 Toolset, Navig8 2000, to the growing list of powerful software tools that Digital offers to help customers attain Year 2000 readiness.
15 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Equipment Corporation (NYSE: DEC) today announced that Wim Elfrink has joined the company as vice president and general manager of the Personal Computer Business Unit's European operations, based in Geneva.
Digital Equipment, recognized for product and service excellence, is a leading supplier of high-performance, Web-based computing solutions, which help enterprises compete in the global marketplace.
Corel Corporation and Digital Equipment Corporation today announced it will develop an Alpha version of CorelDRAW(TM) 8 to be bundled on Digital's Alpha-based Personal Workstations running Windows NT(R).
9 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Equipment Corporation (NYSE: DEC) today announced that it has been awarded the 1994 R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine for its development of the GIGAswitch/FDDI, the world's only FDDI (Fiber Distributed Data Interface) computer networking switch.
developer of ALTiS(TM), a new product that enables the instant access, sharing and use of Windows(r) software applications over corporate intranets and the Internet, today announced that the company has entered a partnership with Digital Equipment Corporation (NYSE:DEC).
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