Personal Computer History

Personal Computer History: In order to properly understand and appreciate the progress we have made and to anticipate the continued evolution of the industry, let’s look at the progress of the computer. What precisely is a computer?…

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Clock Speeds

The clock is like the rhythm to a song: each word is sung to each beat; the faster the beat, the faster we can complete the song. Generally, the processor obeys (called “executes”) each command in a…

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Web Browser

A web browser allows you to sit at one computer and display information that resides in a web server somewhere on the Internet. The information can be in many forms, including simple text, graphics images,…

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Save to Disk

Saving material onto a disk stores that material so that it can be accessed again. Any work you do on the computer should be saved, including papers and other assignments. Although you may be working…

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Hybrid Computers

Hybrid computers are computers with combined features of both digital and analog type. Desirable features of analog and digital machines can be combined to create a Hybrid Computer. This type of computer operates by counting…

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