client platform - Computer Definition
A family of desktop and laptop computers comprising the hardware and operating system. For example, the Windows client platform refers to x86 CPUs and a client version of Windows, such as Windows XP, 7, 8 or 10. The Macintosh client platform includes the Mac hardware and Mac OS X operating system. The Linux client platform is generally an x86-based machine running a version of Linux. Contrast with server platform. See platform and client.