Software

8 facts every computer programmer should know

The first known use of the word “computer” was in 1613 in a book called The Yong Mans Gleanings by English writer Richard Braithwaite. In it he said, “I haue read the truest computer of Times, and the best Arithmetician that euer breathed, and he reduceth thy dayes into a short number.” (The spelling mistakes were all deliberate BTW, it was a…

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Information Systems Software

Computer hardware is virtually useless without computer software. Software is the programs that are needed to accomplish the input, processing, output, storage, and control activities of information systems. Computer software is typically classified into two major types of programs: system software and application software. System Software Systems software are programs that manage the resources of the computer system and simplify applications…

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Computer program facts for kids

A computer program is a list of instructions that tell a computer what to do. Everything a computer does is done by using a computer program. A computer program is written in a programming language. Some examples of computer programs: A web browser like Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari can be used to view web pages on the Internet. An office suite can be used to write documents or spreadsheets. Video games are computer programs. A computer program is stored as…

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The History of PC Hardware, in Pictures

We all use personal computers, and we all take them for granted in our everyday lives. It’s easy to forget that PCs have only been around for a couple of decades, and initially were nowhere near the powerhouses we have on our desks today. For example, did you know that the first “portable” computer weighed 25 kg (55 lb) and…

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The hard facts about computer hardware

When it comes to buying a desktop computer, we suffer from too much, rather than not enough, choice. Well, to help wade through the morass, here are my recommendations on the computer configuration an average small business user should be looking for at this time. First of all, plan to spend about $1,000 to $1,200 for a computer, monitor, keyboard…

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