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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...
  • Distributed File System
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    Distributed Operating System Computer architecture consisting of interconnected multiple processors are basically of two types namely (1) Tightly coupled system (2) Loosely coupled systems. Loosely coupled systems are more often referred to as distributed computing systems. The operating system commonly used for distributed computing systems can be classified as (a) network operating system and (b) distributed operating system. A distributed OS must be designed with the assumption that complete ...
  • Versions Of Berkeley Unix
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    Where Did UNIX Come From and Why Are There Different Versions Of UNIX? The first efforts at developing a multi-user, multi-tasking operating system were begun in the 1960's in a development project called MULTICS. While working for Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1969 and 1970, Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie began to develop their own single-user, multi-tasking small operating system and they chose the name UNIX. Their initial goal was simply to operate their DEC PDP machines more effectively. I...
  • 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 ...
  • Telephone System
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    Since its inception, the telephone has become one of the most important inventions of all time. Although some were skeptical about its replacement over telegrams, in the end the advent of this fine communication equipment has won the hearts of many. As a matter of fact, the telephone system had come to numerous facelifts that it literally connected the world before the internet was born. Because of its importance, homes and businesses can not live without it. In the U.S. alone, most if not all h...
  • 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....
  • Single Copy Of The Operating System
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    Multiprocessing Bob Moses Operating Systems Concepts Saturday Section Pittsburgh Campus Multiprocessing refers to a computer system's ability to support more than one process or program at the same time. Multiprocessing operating systems enable several programs to run concurrently. UNIX is one of the most widely used multiprocessing systems, but there are many others, including OS/2 for high-end personal computers and Windows NT for work groups. Multiprocessing systems are much more complicated ...
  • Operating System For Ibm's Pc
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    Computers have come a long way in the last 40 years. From the room-filling machines of the 60's to the relatively tiny, sleek ATX form factor. The main reason for this achievement to be possible is the advent of the microprocessor made by IBM. This company had revolutionized the world of personal computer and fabricated the groundwork for the modern day PC. In the late 70's, IBM was looking for someone to program an operating system for the revolutionary PC. They looked to one man by the name of...
  • Complete New Workstations For The Department
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    The current workstations in the technician department are out of date and the department is in need of a complete new system in order to keep up the quality work Computer Technologies Inc. has built its reputation on. The current workstations are only able to process half of the incoming data sent to the company by its customers. The workstations are 4 years old and are running an old operating system that is unable to meet the demands of our current workload. The old workstations are bulky and ...
  • Computer's Operating System
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    A short course in windows 981. The physical components of a computer system are referred to as it's hardware. 2. A computer's main circuit board is called it's mother board. 3. One byte of memory consists of eight bits. 4. One kilobyte is equal to 1,024 bytes. 5. Some examples of mass storage devices are floppy disk drives, hard disk drives, and CD-Rom drives. 6. Of the various types of printers, the highest quality output is produced by a laser printer. 7. True: computer components housed outsi...
  • Radio Shack's Current Operating System
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    Retail system management can be an exhausting and daunting task. However, successfully evaluating the efficiency of an organization's operating system is necessary to ensure a smooth and efficient operating stance for any venturing company. In this example, I will discuss the evaluation of Radio Shack's current operating system-Windows 98. It seems unbelievable to imagine a company with a reputation for embracing technology to be found running archaic operating systems like Windows 98, but it is...
  • Operating System
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    UNIX is one of the most popular operating systems worldwide because of its large support base and distribution. It was originally developed at AT&T as a multitasking system for minicomputers and mainframes in the 1970's, but has since grown to become one of the most widely used operating systems anywhere, despite its sometimes-confusing interface and lack of central standardization. RTOS (A real-time operating system) is an operating system that guarantees a certain capability within a specified...
  • Systems Operation And Support Phase 5
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    Systems Analysis and Design Spring 2000 Chapter 1 Review Questions pg 1.28-29 1. A procedure is a specific task that needs to be done to produce output. A system is a group of related procedures for a particular business function. 2. Data is another word used for input, and information is another word used for output. 3. The components of an information systems (IS) are hardware, software, data, procedures, and people. Hardware: physical layer of information system. Software: system and applicat...
  • Design Processes And Operation
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    1. Introduction This coursework is designed to look at the design and monitoring within organisations to ensure disasters don! |t happen. There have been many disasters in recent history such as Three Mile Island, Bhopal, Challenger, Chernobyl and the Herald of Free Enterprise. All calamitous events that represent loss of human lives, damage to the environment and loss in financial terms. Obviously, great care is taken to avoid such occurrences and this essay concentrates on the processes that a...
  • Compatible Operating Systems
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    I will begin this assignment with a brief description of an Operating System. Every computer has an Operating System the most common are Windows and Unix, they have many tasks to complete all of which can fall into one of the following broad categories. o They run accessories o They translate High Level Programs o They perform all House Keeping Operations o They automate the actual running of the computer o And finally they perform all the commands that we use I could go into a lot more depth ab...
  • 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...
  • Bill Gates And His Personal Computer
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    As a young man he attended Harvard, but soon dropped out to found his now multi billion dollar company, Microsoft in 1975. Bill Gates took components from two other inventors and combined them to form the first Personal Computer. John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz had designed a programming language called BASIC; Gates used this on the Altair system. This was Microsoft's and Bill Gates' first product, which sparked the beginning of Microsoft's multi billion-dollar empire. Bill Gates soon formed a bene...
  • 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...
  • Ms Dos And Microsoft's Other Operating Systems
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    Anti-Trust Case Against Microsoft Anti-Trust Case Against Microsoft Essay, Research Paper A battle is raging in the United States Courts with the Microsoft Corporation. The federal government maintains that Microsoft's monopolistic practices are harmful to United States citizens creating higher prices and potentially downgrading software quality and should be stopped while Microsoft and its supporters claim that they are not breaking any laws and are just doing good business. Microsoft's antitru...

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