Recent Event Highlights: Scelbi & Mark-8 Altair & IBM 5100 Computers, IBM 701 EDPM Computer, and 10 more...
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Microsoft Windows is a software that provides memory management, multitasking, and support for many electronic devices. Microsoft Windows was a new way to use the computer.
The Scelbi & Mark-8 Altair & IBM 5100 Computers was the first personal computer.
ARPAnet was the world's first operational packet switching network. The ARPAnet was able to use one communication link to communicate with more than one machine at a time.
The IBM 360 was a mainframe computer system family. It was the first family of computers designed for both commercial and scientific use. The IMB 360 design was the bases for many computer designs to come.
The Integrated Circuit or the Microchip helped achieve higher technical advances in computers. The Microchip consisted of large amounts of tiny transistors in one chip. This ment that computers could work faster then before.
The IBM 701 EDPM Computer was the first commercially successful general-purpose computer, it was a "defense calculator" to help in the United Nations' policing of Korea.
The UNIVAC Computer was the first American commercial computer. Computers at this time were mostly used for scientific use, the UNIVAC Computer was the first American computer designed for business and administrative use.
The Transistor was designed to act as both a transmitter, converting sound waves into electronic waves, and resistor, controlling electronic current. The Transistor replaced the vacuum tubes that were in most computers, this allowed computers to perform the same functions but without using as much energy and space.
The ENIAC 1 Computer was the first electronic computer. It was able to be reprogrammed to solve very difficult mathematical problems. The ENIAC 1 Computer was designed to calculate artillery firing tables and calculations for the hydrogen bomb. The ENIAC 1 Computer had speeds one thousand times faster than electro-mechanical machines at the time.
IBM created the Harvard Mark I it was the first large-scale automatic digital computer in the USA that was automatic. It was said to be the first universal calculator. It has been said that the Harvard Mark I was the beginning of the modern computer.
The Atanasoff–Berry Computer was the world's first electronic digital computer. The Atanasoff–Berry Computer was designed to solve linear equations.
The Z1 Computer was a mechanical computer created by Konrad Zuse. The Z1 Computer had almost all the parts of a modern computer today. It was said to be the first freely programmable computer in the world. The Z1 Computer could do more complex operations such as multiplying and dividing.