What is a "computer generation"? Generation "2" and the following
“If the aviation industry had developed as rapidly as the computing industry in the past 25 years, now a Boeing 767 would cost $ 500 and fly around the globe…

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What can tablets be like?
It would seem a banal question. But today, not everything is so simple: the boom on tablets does not subside, and competition is growing. Svyaznoy, for example, reports that tablet…

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The computer is very noisy
PC noise often interferes with collecting thoughts, annoying - especially in the absence of other sources of noise. To the credit of PC manufacturers, it should be noted that the…

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From Windows to Linux?

I have been repairing and maintaining computers for over 20 years. Started work at MSDOS. Then Windows 3.1; Windows 95, 98; Windows 2000 Finally, Windows XP. And today – Windows 7 and 8.

These operating systems were far from always satisfactory. Firstly – paid and not cheap. Secondly, applications are also mostly paid. The third point is unstable operation, crashes, glitches and, in connection with this, loss of information. Windows is susceptible to viruses. It is necessary to equip the computer with anti-virus applications. At the same time, there is another operating system – Linux, which practically does not have these shortcomings. And most importantly – it’s free. Yes, and almost all software is also free. At the initial stage of development, Linux was difficult for the average user, since Continue reading

How much did the first personal computer cost?

I must say that April 1 was a suitable day for the birth of a company that was going to do business at that time not at all serious, namely the sale of personal computers. In 1976, in the United States, this business seemed highly dubious. Who could be interested in personal computers at that time? Only crazy hams. For them, parts were sold in the store, from which the Altair 8800 home computer could be assembled without special difficulties. Those who did not want to bother with a soldering iron and with a setting could ask the seller in the store to assemble it for a small additional fee. A home computer could be connected to a TV and, paying for an additional communication unit, to a household cassette recorder. What to do next? No one knew. So the founders of the Apple company, the famous Steve Jobs (1955−2011) and the now less known Steve Wozniak, not only two namesakes, but also two friends, decided to take up a clearly unsuccessful business. Fools! Stupid kids! Continue reading

The computer is very noisy
PC noise often interferes with collecting thoughts, annoying - especially in the absence of other sources of noise. To the credit of PC manufacturers, it should be noted that the…

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What is a "computer generation"? Generation 1: Tube
In our era of multiprocessing and distributed computing, the once seemingly important division of computers into generations has already been forgotten a little. The first generation is tube computers, the…

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How did Seymour Cray build supercomputers?
Elite customers bought the first supercomputers - the Atomic Energy Commission and the Weather Bureau. For three years, 63 CDC 6600 computers were sold, these computers worked in major US…

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