de facto standard

de facto standard - A widespread consensus on a particular product or protocol which has not been ratified by any official standards body, such as ISO, but which nevertheless has a large market share.

The archetypal example of a de facto standard is the IBM PC which, despite is many glaring technical deficiencies, has gained such a large share of the personal computer market that it is now popular simply because it is popular and therefore enjoys fierce competition in pricing and software development.
De arbitratione facta
De Bakey
De bene esse
De bonis non
De bonis propriis
de Broglie
De Bruijn graph
De Bruijn notation
De contumace capiendo
De domo reparanda
De donis
De facto
de facto segregation
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De fide et officio judicis non recipitur quaestio; sed de scientia
De forciant
De Forest
de Gaulle
De homine replegiando
De injuria
De judaismo
De jure
De jure judices
de jure segregation
de Kooning
de l'Orme
de la Mare
De lunatico inquirendo
de luxe
De medietate linguae
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