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Please help me with mycomputer history homework :)

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  1. exavier412

    exavier412 What's a Dremel?

    15 Jan 2004
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    Hey, I have an assignment where I have to answer a bunch of questions about the history of computers and stuff like that, and I was wondering if you guys could help me out :D The subject seems suprisingly vague in some areas when looking on google and wikipedia, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Q1. When was the first IBM Personal Computer (PC) announced?

    Q2. What was the name of the first Operating System on IBM PCs?
    Which company introduced it? Who is the founder?

    Q3. What is the name of the first large-scale electronic digital computer? What year?

    Q4. What does “IBM” stand for?

    Q5. What device followed vacuum tubes? When?

    Q6. When was the “Integrated Circuit” invented?

    Q7. What is the name of the predecessor of the Internet? When was it established?

    Q8. What was the name of the first Apple computer? When? Who built it?

    Q9. Who is the father of “World Wide Web“? When?

    Q10. When was Intel Pentium chip first introduced? What is the name and the speed of the current Intel Pentium chip?

    Q11. When did Microsoft release Windows 3.1? Windows 98? Windows XP? What is the name of the NEW Windows OS due to arrive soon?

    Q12. What is “Linux”? When?

    Q13. What is “Java”? When?

    Q14. What was Y2K problem? What year?

    Q15.When did Apple Computer introduced iMAC G5? What is the name of the latest Apple personal computer? What chip does it use?

    Q16. What is Napster? What happened to it?
    Name Two other music sharing websites?
    Do you have to pay now?

    Q17. What does “DVD” stand for? When introduced?
    What device did it replace?

    Q18. When was USB flash card introduced? What size?

    Q19. Name FOUR major nuisances to the millions of computer users?

    Q20. What are Blogging and Podcasting? When?

  2. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

    18 Mar 2005
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    Not so much "help me" as "do it for me" then? :eyebrow:

    No offence, but try it first and ask for help when you're truly stumped.

    I mean c'mon: "What does IBM stand for" you couldn't get that one?
  3. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

    25 Jul 2004
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    Most of the questions can be done off by heart and if not Wikipedia is a great place for these. Sorry to say that I've a feeling you are just being lazy, the name for IBM for can be found just by typing in "IBM" in google! :eyebrow:

    EDIT: Meh, tad beat me to closeure....
  4. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

    27 Dec 2002
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    you could be subtle about it, thats just plain lazy

    google and wikipedia will provide all the help you need
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