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Computer data processing is any computering process that converts datas into information or knowledge. The processing is usually assumed to be automated and running on a computer. Because datas are most useful when well-presented and actually informative, data-processing systems are often referred t…
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Answer I first used the Internet as a public user in 1988/89, which I believe is about its earliest use. Prior to this it was known at ARPANET and used by a small group of universities and government defense agencies for easy exchange of information. Likewise, email in it's current form developed …
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Sir Tim Berners Lee invention World Wide Web is a gigantic space of information spanning over the whole word in which every item (or resource) is identified by a "Uniform Resource Identifier." (URI) The best example to illustrate this is that a real World wide web address always begin with http://, …
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That depends on what you regard as a computer. There have been many types of computer, both electronic, as we know them now, and mechanical ones. Charles Babbage is often regarded as the father of computers because of some machines he designed in the 18th century. They had the basic components that …
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The first programmable electronic digital computer was called the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer). The contract to make it was signed on June 5, 1943, and the only one manufactured was on February 14, 1946. It was designed by John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert of the University …
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Answer There are several people whose work is noteworthy in this regard. I recommend "Why Was the Computer Invented When It Was" by Tom Korner for a good overview on how and when the first computers were developed. http://plus.maths.org/issue20/features/korner/ Answer Listen thi…
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To break the coded messages produced on the WW2 German Enigma machine.
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Contributions to computer networks were made by the following: CERN in Switzerland The first computer network was created at CERN the European research center for particle physics. it is in Switzerland. UCLA in 1969 The previous comment "the first computer network was created at CERN" is not c…
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As the word computer implies: Compute means to calculate or solve any problem... Therefore, the first computer was made to do the mathematical calculations and to get these result with much more ease then ever before...
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It was invented in 1856 by an English fellow named Charles Babbage. Nobody really knows when the first computer was invented. It has many inventors that have contributed to the history of computers. technically speaking the first computer was made in the c.3rd century A.D. it was called the abacu…
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Father of Computers Babbage invented a 'counting machine' called The Difference Engine. This thing was spectacular. In those days it took a lot of people to count thing...taxes, bankers, areas of finance and markets...all about counting large amounts. Charles Babbage created his Difference Engine an…
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"The Father of Computers" Charles Babbage who invented the 1st mechanical Computer.. in 1834 he dreamt of designing mechanical calculating machines. "... I was sitting in the rooms of the Analytical Society, at Cambridge, my head leaning forward on the table in a kind of dreamy mood, with a table of…
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Man first started counting on his fingers and toes. It is no coincidence that "digit" refers to body parts and numbers. Then came the first real computer, the Abacus. Designed to deal with larger numbers and a mechanical object. The Abacus is thought to have been invented by the ancient Babylonians …
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The first mechanical computing machine was invented in Greece circa 100 BC: It was used for navigation. it was called the Antikythera mechanism.It is remains unknown as to the origins and dating of the first mechanical computers. For example by definition the Abacus is mechanical and can perform com…
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During World War II, Alan Turing (inventor of the Turing Machine) worked as a cryptographer, decoding codes and ciphers at one of the British government's top-secret establishments located at Bletchley Park. In January 1943, along with a number of colleagues, Turing began to construct an electronic …
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It depends. The very first computer, the HUAC, probably costed millions of dollars. The first personal home computer was around $10000 and took up an entire room.
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It is hard to say for sure, but several of the smaller minicomputers of the 1960s (e.g. DEC PDP-8) could and usually did sit on a desktop. However the term "desktop computer" was not created until the microcomputers of the 1980s and did not come into common usage until laptop microcomputers computer…
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The best computer for basic everyday use (internet surfing, Social Networking, Homework/Work Work) i would have to say for a laptop an ASUS 15.6" Laptop (AMD E-450 / 500GB HDD / 4GB RAM / Windows 7) and for a desktop an Acer Aspire Windows 7 AMD A6-3620 6GB RAM 1TB HDD Desktop Computer Both of them …
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The first computer was an Chinese abacus.A computer is defined as A device that computes that assembles, stores, correlates, or otherwise processes information.An abacus is a manual computing device consisting of a frame holding parallel rods strung with movable counters.Word History: The adjective …
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The computer was first as big as a living room. It could only type and print 2 documents. Then, it got smaller and smaller and more and more files could be stored and printed. As the need for rapid calculations increased, commercial organizations introduced the electronic calculator to the market. …
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As per my knowledge Bill Gates and one of his friend had developed this graphical user interface in DOS mode.
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The collection of software that directs a computer's operations, controlling and scheduling the execution of other programs, and managing storage, input/output, and communication resources. -Umpalumpa
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According to me what I think is you can copy this below given Link in Address bar to know more about ENIAC (world's first computer with a Video Clipping)  The first ELECTRONIC computer (ENIAC) consisted of several rooms full of racks filled with vacuum tubes, wiring, and relays. You could walk…
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"By rights Xerox PARC could claim the PC was invented there and built in 1972, they created ALTO the first PC ever built." (years before Apple built their version and marketed it to the public), "not to mention laying the foundation for the program that eventually became the basis for the Macintosh …
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Many people had created the first computer. This is because there are so many parts, that many different people created many different parts to it. One of the inventors name to create most of the parts was Charles Babbage. The first computers were large rooms filled with tubes, transformers and oth…
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Computers have changed tremendously over the past 30 years. What once filled a room is now found in the cheapest of feature-phones. What once took a roomful of accountants to complete can be calculated quickly and easily using standard software. Computers used to have many switches, codes, and comma…
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Computers were made to do the very tedious computations of everyday life and business. The first calculators performed computations in seconds that would take someone using a slide rule minutes if not hours to do. Calculations for NASA entry and exit trajectories would take days or even weeks to cal…
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Yes, ENIAC was the first electronic digital computer (what most people refer to as "computers" today), however different sorts of mechanical computers had been developed before it. However, ENIAC was NOT the 1st Programmable Electronic Computer! Colossus was a sophisticated programmable electronic c…
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Dynamic Random Access Memory(DRAM):- contents are constantly refreshed 100times per second. Access time 60-70 nanoseconds. Synchronous dynamic random access memory(SDRAM):- quicker than DRAM access time than 60 nanoseconds. Direct rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory(DRDRAM):- new type of r…
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Software is made by writing instructions, called a program in a computer language such as Java or Visual Basic. The program is translated into something that is understandable by a computer through a process calling compilation. Sometimes compiled programs are merged with other compiled programs or …
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The Internet, sometimes called simply "the Net," is a worldwide system of computer networks - a network of networks in which users at any one computer can, if they have permission, get information from any other computer (and sometimes talk directly to users at other computers).
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Yes, but for a casual PC user it is much to complicated. That is, if it has been properly removed. History is a temporary file, it is defaulted to be removed 20 days after you record it into the cache... To put it in English...  Yes,the normal "delete" procedures only puts it where you cannot …
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Konrad Zuse - German - developed and built the first binary digital computer in the world, the Z1 in 1938 and in 1941 built the Z3 which was first fully functional program-controlled electromechanical digital computer in the world. Both of these machines were destroyed during WWII.
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Tough question. The sarcastic answer would be your brain but I don't think that is what you want as an answer. If you are talking about a non-electric, mechanical machine that can add, then the first such machine would be an abacus. This was generally used in East Asian countries
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The answer to this question depends on your definition of a "computer". The earliest "computers" were mechanical devices used to help people count. The first known counting devices or tools were Tally Sticks from about 35,000 BCE. The abacus was invented, possibly by the Babylonians or the Chinese…
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This is not a question with a simple answer. It partly depends on what you mean by "computer". Many inventors contributed to the history of computers and that a computer is a complex piece of machinery made up of many parts, each of which can be considered a separate invention. Many say the first co…
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John Vincent Atanasoff (ataˈnasɔf) (October 4, 1903 - June 15, 1995) was the inventor of the computer. See "Atanasoff, Forgotten Father of the Computer" (1988) by Clark R. Mollenhoff.
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Answer The digital compact disc, now commonplace in stereos and computers, was invented in the late 1960s by James T. Russell. The first floppy was made by IBM around 1970 (this was an 8" floppy). The 5 1/4" floppy was introduced in 1976 and Sony pioneered the 3 1/2 floppy with a hard shell …
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It depends on what you consider a 'computer. In the early '70s (72, 73 or thereabouts) Texas Instruments introduced their first microprocessor calculators. As I recall, they did not do much more than basic math functions and they were not cheap (over $80 I believe). I stuck with my reliable 'Picket'…
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Ever since the first computer, advances in technology made it possible to maker smaller and smaller computers. The 50's reduced the size of computers drasticly with the invention of the transistor, which replaced the old glass vaccum valves.Jack Kirby, development engineer for Texas instruments is c…
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In the year 1936, The Turing machine was developed featuring computability and was considered a universal machine. I do not agree. There is no such thing as "the Turing machine", at least not as a material machine. It is a purely theoretical machine, it features, among other things a tape of infini…
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Military purposes. It allowed for easier calculations and allowed more "free-time" to do other duties.
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The first practical computer was used for military use.
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The first computer was an analog computer, probably mechanical.
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I'm not sure exactly how the web was created, but you might want to try going to www.greatachievements.org for some help. I hope that helps! The Internet itself began in the 1960's as a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency development intended to allow universities and research facilities to…
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Answer That would be Ada Lovelace. Here's one article about her: http://www.cs.yale.edu/homes/tap/ada-lovelace.html but if you Google "Ada Lovelace" you will get many more.Ada Lovelace was the first programmer.
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The laptop was designed to make a personal computer easily portable. The first portable computer was the GriD Compass (weighing about 5 kilograms). It was invented by Bill Moggridge in 1979 and cost several thousand dollars when it was first sold in 1982. It was widely used by the military and aboa…
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Answer The very first computer was the Abacus, invented in 3,000 B.C. For a history of the modern computer, use Google Search and type in Computer History.
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You likely are thinking of IBM, Intel, and Apple, to name a few. This is a very difficult question because it's unclear how large of a scale that you are talking about. Some of the biggest (not necessarily the best) companies on the market today are Compaq/Hewlett Packard, Dell, and Toshiba. Those…
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Some of the others: George Boole, boolean algebra Alan Turing, developed concept of stored programming John Vincent Atanasoff, designed first electronic digital computer Tommy Flowers, designed Colossus the first programmable electronic digital computer Konrad Zuse, created German computing indust…
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The first computer was the ENIAC and it stood for Electronic Numerator Integrator Analyzer and Computer. It weighed 27 tons and filled up a whole room.More Information:The first known computer (as opposed to tallying system) was the the Antikythera mechanism . It was a mechanical computer used to ca…
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The word Internet comes from "Inter-Networking" which is simply the description applied to several "computer networks" linked together. The concept of internetworking first appeared to enable the connection of research and academic institutions. In 1983, it had reached a point whereby individual ne…
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The Altair 8800, from Micro Instrumentation Telemetry Systems (MITS) of Albuquerque, NM, was first featured in the January 1975 edition of Popular Electronics. It is considered by many to be the first mass produced personal computer. The Altair was initially offered only as a kit. It comprised of a …
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Blaise Pascal worked on the calculator for three years between 1642 and 1645. This calculator, called the Pascaline, was like a mechanical calculator of the 1940s. He created it to help his father with tax collecting. However, the first calculators were abaci, and were often constructed as a wooden…
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if im understanding your question correctly, its internic Yes. i think so INTERNIC = The Internet Information Centre
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In the 1950s after binary was started to build operating systems and fun. Although many people didnt have a computer in their house until early 2000s wateverwewant.com ^ That may have not been the answer you were looking for. In the 1950s, most people had no idea what a computer even was. Compute…
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John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry invented the first electronic-digital computer at Iowa State University between 1939 and 1942. The Atanasoff-Berry Computer (ABC) represented several innovations in computing, including a binary system of arithmetic, parallel processing, regenerative memory, and a s…
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Computers evolve drastically fast. Every year there is much new technology that arises and makes the older technology phase out quickly. Computers have gotten more technically powerful, smaller, and cheaper over time, and have become integrated with most other forms of modern technology, notably co…
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DVD was developed by the Engineers of the company Matshusita. It was invented by TOSHIBA ANSWER FROM ANGEL010597 on WikiAnswers SEE: Who invented the DVD on wiki aswers and youll get this answer: CDs were invented by Sony/Phillips in the late 80s. The DVD evolved from the CD. It is a high-dens…
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Answer people had an easier way to live in a better society way to do their work and people were able to comunicate by internet. Answer Many people were able to do a lot of things much easier such as mail, bills, talk, advertise,and sell thing ,etc....
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No one knows who the exact creator of the web cam was, but the first one was discovered in the computer science department in Cambridge University. This particular webcam became inactive on the 22nd of August, 2001
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We could start with English mathematician Charles Babbage (1791-1871) and his mechanical "Difference Engine", or the ENIAC I (Electronic) Computer created by J Presper Eckert and John Mauchly, and completed in 1946. However, given that 'to compute' means to reckon or calculate, we can see that comp…
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Whatever the person specifying the program(s) requirements decides it should be.
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Englishman Alan Turing the "Father of modern computer science" provided an influential formalisation of the concept of the algorithm and computation with the Turing machine in 1936. Of his role in the modern Computer, Time Magazine in naming Turing one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th …
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The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) developed by ARPA of the U.S. Department of Defense was the world's first operational packet switching network, and the progenitor of the global Internet. In the spring of 1967 at the University of Michigan, ARPA held its yearly meeting of the …
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Intel makes a large number of chips. Their headquarters are in Santa Clara, California, USA. But they have manufacturing plants in several countries. Most computer parts that are made in America are made in California. But today, most of it is made in China, Japan, and Taiwan. If you mean computers …
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Answer count Edit: Actually, the first computer ever invented was called the Antikythera, invented in 150-100 BC, and it was used to predict astronomical locations in the solar system (find the moon, other planets, etc.).
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The first keyboards were a part of manual typewriters. Manual typewriters use a system of keys and levers to manually lift an arm with a character on it and force it through an inked ribbon so that the character was stamped onto a blank page. Early keyboards had various layouts; it was found that…
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CDs were invented by Sony/Phillips in the late 1980s. The DVD evolved from the CD. It is a high-density CD. So the answer would be 1993. DVDs were invented in the early 1990s (1993 is the answer shown on two different websites as a third said 1996), but they did not become popular until around the…
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yes of course it did it was made of leather
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"The Father of Computers" Charles Babbage who invented the 1st mechanical Computer.. in 1834 he dreamt of designing mechanical calculating machines."... I was sitting in the rooms of the Analytical Society, at Cambridge, my head leaning forward on the table in a kind of dreamy mood, with a table of …
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That depends on what you mean by "computer" and what you mean by "created". The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient (mechanical) computer dating from around 100 BC. We don't know who made it. Some people will give Charles Babbage the honor. There's only one problem with that: Babbage designed a co…
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The first machine was abacus invented by the Chinese between 2400 BC and 300 BC. Charles Babbage was the first to conceptualize and design a fully programmable computer as early as 1837.the need to solve larger problems faster and more reliably than human computers could.
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"The Father of Computers" Charles Babbage who invented the 1st mechanical Computer.. in 1834 he dreamt of designing mechanical calculating machines. "... I was sitting in the rooms of the Analytical Society, at Cambridge, my head leaning forward on the table in a kind of dreamy mood, with a table o…
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In the early 1971, Ray Tomlinson was working on a small team developing the TENEX operating system, with local email programs called SNDMSG and READMAIL. In late 1971, Tomlinson developed the first ARPANET email application when he updated SNDMSG by adding a program called CPYNET capable of copying …
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It was Professor John Vincent Atansoff. He developed it in 1939. It was invented in the Iowa State University.
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Stephanie Kwolek the discoverer of Kevlar. Which is a replacement for steel in racing car types etc. Ada Lovelace (1815-1852), the first computer programmer.
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"Computers" have been around for a very, very long time. But the definition of what makes something a computer has changed a great deal. And the progress made on developing computers was made by many many people, not just one "inventor". There are many people out there who would say that the first "…
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You can't really put the credit on just one or two people. One guy discovered electricity (B. Franklin) then another guy used this electricity to make the first micro chip. Then another guy made another part that can be found in a PC, till voila! You got one great invention that was pieced together …
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Homer Simpson created computers
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Computer Organization is the study of internal parts of computer, how computer is created, what makes a computer, etc. Its a study of Computer Architecture. e.g. what do u mean by CPU, ALU, Memory (RAM), ROM, Cache Memory, Hard Drive or Hard Disk, Mother Board, what is a Processor, How computer SPEE…
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Using brains
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Helios The colossus of Rhodes was a large statue of the sun god Helios, straddling over the entrance of the harbour 110 feet high. Pliny wrote, "few people can make their arms meet round the thumb". The colossus was a celebration of the sun in a way that the Christ the Redeemer is a celebration of t…
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The main four size categories of Computers are: 1). Micro Computer 2). Mini Computer 3). Mainframe Computer 4). Super Computer In today's terms: 1). Personal Computer 2). Server 3). Mainframe 4). Super Computer
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Microsoft was founded on April 4, 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
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1975 in Phoenix, AZ under the name Traf-o-Data. The name was changed shortly thereafter.
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Mainframes (often colloquially referred to as big iron) are large and "expensive" computers used mainly by government institutions and large companies for mission critical applications, typically bulk data processing such as censuses, industry/consumer statistics, ERP, and financial transaction proc…
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Keys distribution A key board is laid out the same as a typer writer. Qwerty keyboard http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QWERTY Azerty keyboard http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AZERTY
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in the year 1936 konrad zuse invented the z1 computer. it was the first freely programmable computer, but it was electromechanical not electronic
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Soren T. S.
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DVD as an industry standard was announced in November 1995 and backed by major players in the CE, IT and movie industry. The first players appeared in Japan in November, 1996, followed by U.S. players in March, 1997. To produce DVD players, one needs to license a range of patents, owned by different…
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Two distinct types of computers are laptops and desktops. There are many other types of computers under these two main categories.pc dektops laptops plamstop workstation sever main computer mini fram super wearable
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Computers in the 1960s were huge, heavy machines that took up entire rooms in air-conditioned buildings. (Think of rows and rows of refrigerators filling up a hall)  Expanded Answer In the sixties, computers were huge, but more huge (huger?) than the previous answer allows. Catch "A Touch Of…
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I think it was the ENIAC The first "electronic computer" was the Atanasoff-Berry Computer, or ABC. This machine wasn't programmable--if you wanted to change the function of the ABC you would have had to go in and rewire it. It also output through a Hollerith Card punch, and the one Atanasoff had wa…
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International Business Machines introduced the IBM PC in 1982, however there were home type minicomputers that proceeded it. The Apple II was introduced in 1978. The Radio Shack (Tandy) TRS-80 also in 1978-79. The self contained Osborne was also introduced in 1979. At the same time as the IBM PC XT …
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Charles Babbage is known as the father of computing. In 1822, while at the Cambridge University in UK, Charles Babbage was critical of the navigation tables of the day. Most accidents at sea, he felt, could be avoided if estimations and guesswork could be taken out of the game. In other words, Babba…
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Several electronic analog computers were made in the 1930s. The first electronic digital computer was the Atanasoff-Berry Computer (ABC) in early 1942, it worked (except for intermittent problems in the high speed "card" reader/punch) but was abandoned soon after when the two people working on it l…
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Microsoft.
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The first programmable computer was built by Konrad zuse somewhere between the years built between 1936 and 1938. and the blue prints where from Charles baggage
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