Computers

Who invented ENIAC?

Sep 4th, 2008 | By

ENIAC, also known as Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer was invented by John Presper Eckert and John Mauchly in 1946. After graduation John Mauchly joined John Presper Eckert at the University of Pennsylvania and they worked together to develop the ENIAC. ENIAC was the first general purpose electronic digital computer to have been designed by
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What is a computer trojan?

Sep 2nd, 2008 | By

Mostly people confuse the term computer Trojan with computer virus. They think that both of these are same. No doubt they both infect your computer but they both have slightly different characteristics. Trojan is a malicious program that cannot replicate itself like the computer virus but can cause serious security problems. It appears as a
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How did Linux start?

Sep 1st, 2008 | By

Linux is the general term of the family of Unix-like computer working systems that use the Linux kernel. Linux operating system has an eventful history, but it was in 1990 while Linus Torvalds made a breakthrough in this field. Linus was trying to upgrade the OS system but the creator of OS, Andy Tanenbaum was
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What is a blog?

Aug 29th, 2008 | By

Blog is the short name (abbreviated version) of “weblog”. In simple words, we can say that blog is a type of website or some part of a website. It is the web journal where the blogger ( a person who maintains and adds content to the blog) updates the content and add more articles, text,
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Who invented email?

Aug 28th, 2008 | By

Electronic mail is generally known as email or e-mail and it is a way of exchanging digital messages from one computer network to another. Email was invented by Raymond Samuel Tomlinson in late 1971s on ARPANET network. He was born in 1941 at Amsterdam, New York and completed his graduation from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute. Ray
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Who invented Floppy disk?

Aug 24th, 2008 | By

The floppy disc was invented by IBM as a storage device and they were made available in the market in 1971. The main aim of this invention was to save files in a portable storage device so that it can be viewed and used on multiple computers. The initial floppy disk was 8 inches in
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Who invented HTML?

Aug 19th, 2008 | By

HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is an important markup language used for web page creation. HTML was invented by Tim Berners-Lee, a British Engineer, Computer Scientist and Professor at MIT in 1991. Post his invention Tim Berners-Lee came to be known as the ‘father of web’. Berners-Lee is the founder of World Wide Web Foundation and
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How do search engines work?

Aug 15th, 2008 | By

The advent of internet has made a significant change on the entire world. People depend on getting their information from the search engine results. It is one of the fastest and quickest ways to get the answers to their queries. It is quite another thing to know, how a search engine actually works. Search engines
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Why is my computer so slow?

Aug 13th, 2008 | By

Almost all the internet and computer users have noticed many times that their computer is running slow than the normal speed but they are not aware of the exact reason behind this. There are many reasons for your computer getting slow. BACKGROUND PROGRAMS Some programs may be running in the background that do not allow
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Who invented EDVAC?

Aug 8th, 2008 | By

The EDVAC, also known as Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer, was invented by John Presper Eckert and John William Mauchly in the year 1946, who were also the inventors of ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer). John Presper Eckert was an electrical engineer and computer pioneer who was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. John
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