Personal Computer (PC)

Personal Computer (PC) definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): PC

Definition(s): A desktop or laptop computer running a standard PC operating system (e.g., Windows Vista, Windows XP, Linux/Unix, and Mac OS X).
Source(s): NIST SP 800-46 Rev. 1

A desktop or laptop computer running a standard PC OS (e.g., Windows Vista, Windows XP, Linux/UNIX, and Mac OS X).
Source(s): NIST SP 800-114

A desktop or laptop computer.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-114

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary