Monthly Archives: January 2011

HRS-100

text from wikipedia. HRS-100 HRS-100, ХРС-100, GVS-100 or ГВС-100, (ref.1, 2 and 3) (Serbian: Hibridni Računarski Sistem, Russian: Гибридная Вычислительная Система, English: Hybrid Computer System) was a third generation hybrid computer developed by Mihajlo Pupin Institute (Serbia, then SFR Yugoslavia) … Continue reading

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Intel 8008

text from wikipedia. the second generation of Intel Microprocessor. beautiful. Intel 8008 The Intel 8008 was an early byte-oriented microprocessor designed and manufactured by Intel and introduced in April 1972. It was an 8-bit CPU with an external 14-bit address … Continue reading

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Intel 4004

Intel 4004. the first microprocessor in the world. text from wikipedia. The Intel 4004 is generally regarded as the first microprocessor, and cost thousands of dollars. The first known advertisement for the 4004 is dated November 1971 and appeared in … Continue reading

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History of the graphical user interface

from wikipedia. History of the graphical user interface The graphical user interface, understood as the use of graphic icons and a pointing device to control a computer, has a four decade history of incremental refinements built on some constant core … Continue reading

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History of operating systems

from wikipedia. The history of computer operating systems recapitulates to a degree the recent history of computer hardware. Operating systems (OSes) provide a set of functions needed and used by most application programs on a computer, and the linkages needed … Continue reading

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Central processing unit (CPU)

this controls everything….. Central processing unit (CPU) from wikipedia The central processing unit (CPU) is the portion of a computer system that carries out the instructions of a computer program, and is the primary element carrying out the computer’s functions. … Continue reading

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Personal Computer – Workstation

Personal Computer – Workstation. explanation regarding Workstation on Wikipedia. A workstation is a high-end personal computer designed for technical or scientific applications. Intended primarily to be used by one person at a time, they are commonly connected to a local … Continue reading

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History of Personal Computer (from Wikipedia)

History of Personal Computer (from Wikipedia) In what was later to be called The Mother of All Demos, SRI researcher Douglas Englebart in 1968 gave a preview of what would become the staples of daily working life in the 21st … Continue reading

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Minicomputer

what is minicomputer? I have never heard this word and didn’t know what Minicomputer is.  I found this from Wikipedia. Minicomputer (from Wikipedia) A minicomputer (colloquially, mini) is a class of multi-user computers that lies in the middle range of … Continue reading

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Minisupercomputer

more interesting computer’s history…. “Minisupercomputer” from Wikipedia below. Minisupercomputers constituted a short-lived class of computers that emerged in the mid-1980s. As scientific computing using vector processors became more popular, the need for lower-cost systems that might be used at the … Continue reading

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