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…

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Who are the first hackers?
Interestingly, modern schoolchildren and students of technical universities realize that the history of computers did not begin with Bill Gates, and the first hackers did not hack servers, and wrote…

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What is the Morris Worm?
In early November 1988, the first ever network attack on computers connected to the global network took place. Her culprit was Cornell University graduate student Robert Tappan Morris. The program,…

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Windows

How to replace a computer mouse? The future is now!

While corporations are creating the future, I will offer a fairly simple “innovative” solution that helps with computer work. All that is needed is to replace the mouse-type manipulator with the pen of a graphic tablet (like the Genius G-560 or Wacom Bamboo One). Please do not confuse graphic tablets with devices such as iPad. A pen tablet is only a device for inputting information into a computer. I will not scare the horror stories about carpal tunnel syndrome from working with the “mouse”. The pen and tablet are simply more comfortable to use, and the hand gets tired much less and gets tired more slowly. Tablets are inexpensive – because you do not need a professional model for drawing. You can even take a used one. Continue reading

How did I master the Internet? The story of the monkey and glasses …

In our century, the century of new technologies and a mass of information, sooner or later we all become interested in the Internet. So am I. Hands were scratched, I wanted to “get to know” him. And now the connection is configured! Cheers cheers!

“I go in” for the first time on the Internet and, like the sheep that stared at the gate, I look at all these icons, letters, numbers. Oh la la, why not! And what is it eaten with? Which button to press? Moreover, I master it myself, without courses. Oh! Send push-buttons! I’ll go there, and look here! From these pushers, such a mess in my head formed, well, a clean assortment. A few days later the assorted resolved. I took up the textbooks. Well, just like a first grader, I studied page by page and immediately into the computer, to practice. Continue reading

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 did I master the Internet? The story of the monkey and glasses ...
In our century, the century of new technologies and a mass of information, sooner or later we all become interested in the Internet. So am I. Hands were scratched, I…

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Will computers kill chess as a sport?
The question would seem to be simple, but finding the answer to it is not so simple. Let's try to figure it out together. For centuries, chess has been a…

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Home mini server? Easy and convenient
Many people associate with the word "server" with a large expensive computer installed in a separate room, and with the constantly gloomy system administrator on duty near this farm Far…

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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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