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The Personal Computer or PC

The mighty IBM was a latecomer to the personal computer. However, their rather clunky design was taken as the standard and launched the PC industry. Unlike the Mac

The time when computers were toys for bright boys and had names like Apple, Tangerine or Pet are history. Apple evolved into Mac or Macintosh after a brief flirtation with the lovely Lisa. The original company name lives on in the website title for the Mac. Downloads

, no manufacturer controls the standard but here are some useful sites. Market forces have been remarkably effective at producing standards. Hundreds of companies produce the various assemblies that make up your computer.

If you want to learn a bit about the history and some useful links.

A useful page to investigate the various component parts of a computer.

Last updated: 
19 Apr 2012 - 7:58pm

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