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1. Hardware: Foundation technology of a computer system viewed as a 'layered' device. The bottom (chip level) layer is called a platform such as an 'Intel Platform' or 'SunSparc Platform.' It is a broader view than system architecture which concentrates mainly on standard interfaces.
2. Software: Operating system (such as Linux, MacOS, Unix, Windows) that is the foundation on which all application software runs.

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The platform for the computer program was based off the need for a simple way to manage business spending, using this platform will make everything easily accessible.
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The game only worked on the company's platform but there were rumors that the computer company was opening up to the idea to make the game available on all operating system platforms.
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When trying to get a good view in the distance sometimes you may need to stand on something like a platform to see above the trees.
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