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  • Microsoft's Operating System
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    Microsoft, the world's largest company by market value, is accused of acting monopolistic in the computer software industry. Microsoft provides for eighty percent of the computers used, operating system. The operating system is a basic program that loads or boots up your computer to make it perform. Now this is where the government takes a strong stand in accusing Microsoft of causing a monopoly. In order for Word, Excel, Office, and many other programs to work, they have to be compatible to the...
  • Operating System For A Large Computer
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    Overview While at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Dennis Ritchie, along with Ken Thompson, developed the UNIX computer operating system for minicomputers. He later developed the programming language called C, which has become a virtual standard in the microcomputer / workstation marketplace. Dennis Ritchie was born on Sept. 9, 1941 in Bronxville, New York. After doing undergraduate and graduate work in physics and applied mathematics at Harvard University, Ritchie joined Bell Labs in 1968. In the mid-19...
  • 2005 History Of The Computer The Eniac
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    Chris Millers. RozanskiEnglish May 20, 2005 History of the Computer The ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was the first large-scale, computer. The ENIAC was built for the military to calculate the paths of artillery shells. Later on it was used to make calculation for nuclear weapons research, weather predictions, and wind tunnel design. "The ENIAC was brought in to use inn February of 1946 and was used unit October 1955" (Encarta). The creators of the ENIAC were American phys...
  • Operating System For Its New Personal Computer
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    Bill Gates What does it take to be the richest man? It is obvious that you don't need to be extremely attractive or even good looking at all. You only have to have a great idea, you have to be an obsessive workaholic, and you have to be willing to beat and crush all of your competitors. Also being a genius, and being in the right place at the right time may help too. Someone that has seemed to accomplish all of these is now the Chief Executive Officer of the Microsoft Corporation and goes by the...
  • Operating System For One Computer
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    If you have a computer, then you have heard about operating systems. Any desktop or laptop PC that you buy normally comes pre-loaded with Windows XP. Macintosh computers come pre-loaded with OS X. Many corporate servers use the Linux or UNIX operating systems. The operating system (OS) is the first thing loaded onto the computer -- without the operating system, a computer is useless. More recently, operating systems have started to pop up in smaller computers as well. If you like to tinker with ...
  • Pc's And Mainframes Explained Personal Computers
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    Executive Statement A mainframe is a very large, powerful, dedicated, multi-tasking computer where enormous amounts of data are processed, sometimes millions of records a day. The mainframe is set up for specific applications and those applications only; which is totally different from a Personal Computer (PC). A mainframe runs a custom operating system specifically written for particular applications while a PC has a generic operating system such as Windows and is built to handle many different...
  • Operating System
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    It all began in 1991, during the time of monumental computing development. DOS had been bought from a Seattle hacker by Bill Gates, for a sum of $50,000 - a small price for an operating system that had managed sneak its way across the globe due to a clever marketing strategy. Apple's OS and UNIX were both available, though the cost of running either was far greater than that of running DOS. Enter MINIX, an operating system developed from the ground up by Andrew S. Tanenbaum, a college professor....
  • Legal Copies Of The Computer
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    Help my Computer In today's world the personal computer is as common as a toaster. Almost every household has at least one computer. According to a 2001 survey over 65% of the population in the United States uses a computer. We use the computer to surf the Internet, keep track of our finances, email friends and relatives and play games. There are limitless possibilities for the use of computers. They have made typewriters and filing cabinets and thing of the past. However like any other parts of...
  • Computer And Harry
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    The Terminal Man was about section of a hospital doing a breakthrough surgery to help reverse the effects of psychomotor epilepsy. The patient's name was Harry Benson. Harry had psychomotor epilepsy because he hit his head in a car accident and it resulted in brain damage. Harry was a good subject for the operation because he was brilliant, being a computer programmer with top level government security clearance. The type of epilepsy that he had caused him to black out for periods of time and du...
  • Very First Cpu Microprocessor
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    A Central Processing Unit (CPU) is a chip, containing a microprocessor, at the heart of most every modern computing electronic. A microprocessor is a small integrated circuit or chip, comprised of silicon and transistors, which interprets electrical impulses, performs operations on the electrical impulses, and sends the impulses to another device. The transistors are simple switches that turn on and off, allowing the electrical impulses through when on or 'open'. Microprocessors are very small. ...
  • Equipment Being Run By Computers
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    SUBJECT: What is changing in the technology of heavy construction machinery? In being one of the leaders in the construction industry, it is our duty to keep up with and push ourselves in acquiring upcoming technology. As per your request on the topic, we have created a team to not only acknowledge some of the possibilities we may be faced with in the future, but to assess the causes and effects of the technology advancement. As one of the nation's top contractors, we know first hand the importa...
  • Computer Memory And A Microprocessor
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    When you mention the word 'technology,' most people think about computers. Virtually every facet of our lives has some computerized component. The appliances in our homes have microprocessors built into them, as do our televisions. Even our cars have a computer. But the computer that everyone thinks of first is typically the personal computer, or PC. A PC is a general-purpose tool built around a microprocessor. It has lots of different parts - memory, a hard disk, a modem, etc. - that work toget...
  • Operating System To Other Computer Manufacturers
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    The electronic computer has been around for over a half-century, but its ancestors have been around for 2000 years. From abacus to our modern souped up computer with the Intel Pentium processor the computer has come an incredibly long way. One of the most significant events that would affect its development would be the teaming up of IBM and Microsoft to create a new operating system for the microcomputer. The synergy of these two corporations would change the way we compute today. The notoriety...
  • Information About Computer Operating System
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    2. Terms of Reference I've discussed with Lee Ann Murray about this report and she was agreed with me to work on the Computer Operating System. The report was required for submission on 24 September 2003.3. Procedure 3.1 The project was discussed and agreed with the teacher. 3.2 This project is about Computer Operating System. Many features are discussed in this report about this system. 3.3 I got information from books from the library. 3.4 Information was also obtained from the internet. I sea...
  • Different Types Of Multi User Operating System
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    1. Introduction The aim of this report is discuss or describe the following: -. Main features of a Multi User Operating System. Different types of Multi User Operating System. Physical components of a Multi User Operating System. Software components of a Multi User Operating System I have done extensive research on the Internet, from Class Notes from the Lecturer and in Articles / Books to get the information required for this report. All references will be listed in the Appendix (No 6) at the e...
  • Operating System
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    Computers originally lacked any sort of operating system and the user had sole use of the machine. He would arrive at the machine with program and data, often on punched paper tape. The program would be loaded into the machine, and the machine set to work, until the program stopped, or maybe more likely, crashed. Programs could generally be debugged via a front panel using switches and lights. With early computers users had to have quite a great knowledge of what they were doing on a computer to...
  • First 32 Bit X 86 Processor
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    The Evolution of Computer Technology Introduction Fifty years ago, the U. S Army unveiled the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer the world's first operational, general purpose, electronic digital computer developed at Moore School of electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania. Of the many scientific developments spurred by World War II, the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computers ranks one of the most influential and persuasive. Hardware o Processors In 1971, responding t...
  • Mid Grade Apple Power Mac G 4
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    Apple vs. The World: A Comparison Of Apple vs. The World: A Comparison Of Pc? S And Apple Computers INTRODUCTION This article will evaluate the practicality of several PCs vs. Apple Macs for an incoming college freshman. The ever-changing computer world is a maze of options and capabilities. Within this ever-changing world lie to very different elements; the PC and the Mac are two very different computers. Both computers have their own unique qualities, but also have their own flaws too. Hardwar...

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