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Intel soars after brighter forecast for data centres, memory - Channel NewsAsia

REUTERS: Intel Corp beat earnings expectations for the first quarter and raised its full-year revenue and profit forecasts on Thursday, driven by the biggest-ever quarterly jump in its data centre business and small-but-steady growth in its personal ...

As Client Computing Crawls, Intel Basks in Growth Everywhere Else - Electronic Design

Despite butting heads with Advanced Micro Devices in the personal computer market, shuttering several bets in embedded software and connected glasses, and facing threats to its data center business in the form of Nvidia and Qualcomm, Intel continues to ...

Microsoft's Azure has business booming again - The Australian Financial Review

The personal computer software business, once Microsoft's mainstay, has been eroding for years, as people spend more of their computing time on smartphones. But personal computer shipments have held steady recently as businesses replace old PCs with ...

Intel gets big boost from strong data-center sales - The Mercury News

SANTA CLARA — Intel reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings and sales Thursday as the semiconductor leader turned in strong sales from its data-center business to go along with solid gains from its traditional personal computer chip ...

RIP: Sinclair ZX Spectrum designer Rick Dickinson reaches STOP - The Register

Rick Dickinson, designer of Britain's iconic ZX Spectrum and ZX81 personal computers, has died following a lengthy battle with cancer. Dickinson joined Sinclair Research in 1979 after graduating from Newcastle Polytechnic's industrial design program ...

Advanced Micro Devices Shows No Signs of Slowing - Electronic Design

Advanced Micro Devices followed up the announcement of a new generation of personal computer chips last week with financial results Wednesday that showed how its return to competitiveness with Intel and Nvidia was paying off. AMD said its revenue in ...

Over 100000 People Have Bought PC Building Simulator - TechRaptor

PC Building Simulator, a game that is (unsurprisingly) about building personal computers, has sold over 100,000 copies according to a press release from the developer. Additionally, new parts have been added to the game according to a news post on the ...

'Limbs in the Loch' killer in court battle over prison laptop - The Scotsman

A notorious murder is challenging prison authorities in court after they refused to buy him a laptop. William Beggs, who was dubbed the 'Limbs in the Loch' killer after murdering and dismembering teenager Barry Wallace 19 years ago, has launched a ...

Electronics Drive Business, Not Profits - businessjournaldaily.com

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For techno-geeks and computer history buffs, the rear portion of Southside Recycling's 72,000-square-foot warehouse is a time capsule filled with obsolete technology. Anything from the long-gone IBM personal computers with 3-inch ...

Community Download: Is Oculus Go A Phone? - UploadVR

With Facebook's global footprint, the system could be the first all-in-one VR system many people in Europe and the Americas will hear about and have the opportunity to buy. There is still a lot Facebook hasn't revealed about Oculus Go, but as the first ...

New Processors Power Turnaround at Advanced Micro Devices - Electronic Design

The new Advanced Micro Devices is showing no signs of slowing down. It followed up the announcement of a new generation of personal computer chips last week with financial results Wednesday that showed how its return to competitiveness with Intel and ...

Intel earnings: Cloud must grow to paper over PC slide - MarketWatch

Like much of the tech sector, Intel Corp. is banking its future on strong growth in cloud computing, as the chip maker seeks to make up for lagging sales in its core legacy business amid stronger competition. Intel INTC, +3.25% is scheduled to report ...

CALL 6: Private, personal information found on used computers - WRTV Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS -- Before you sell or donate your old computer, you might want to think twice about the personal information you could be leaving behind. Even if you can't turn on your device or log in, cybercriminals can still access your sensitive ...

Microsoft holds up Windows 10 feature upgrade after finding BSOD bug - Computerworld

Microsoft has postponed the release of the next Windows 10 feature upgrade for an unspecified period, saying that, among other things, the code harbored a bug that crippled some personal computers. "In certain cases, these reliability issues [we ...

The declining role for the PC - Maui News

Forty years ago, computer usage was mostly confined to very large companies that could afford behemoths that oft-times filled up a whole room and required a special environment of their own to operate. The smallest computers in the early '70s — far ...

HP's wearable virtual reality PC launched in India - TechRadar

Virtual reality has a lot of practical applications. In an attempt to address a few of them, HP launched its first business focused wearable virtual reality (VR) personal computer (PC). They claim that their products can reduce concept-to-production ...

The office PC is dead, long live the smartphone - Gigabit Magazine - Technology News, Magazine and Website

Ever since the inception of the smartphone, it has slowly, yet systematically, chipped away at the need for a desktop computer. Rather than being perused intermittently, emails were suddenly pushed to your pocket. Consumption of news, social media and ...

First-Quarter PC Data Positive For HP, Microsoft, But Negative For Apple - Investor's Business Daily

Market research firm IDC late Wednesday said worldwide shipments of PCs totaled 60.4 million units in the March quarter, unchanged from a year earlier. The results were better than the forecast 1.5% decline and marked the third consecutive quarter ...

Tech Today: Apple HomePod a Dud, Nice PC Numbers, Zuck's Mixed Reviews - Barron's

The Street is perusing those personal computer shipment data for Q1 that came out after the closing bell yesterday. David Wong with Wells Fargo calls the results "fairly good,” prompting him to reiterate his Outperform ratings on Intel (INTC), Advanced ...

How HP Aims to Lead the Personal Computer Market - Market Realist

At the start of 2017, HP (HPQ) claimed the top position from China's (FXI) Lenovo (LNVGY) to become the world's leading PC (personal computer) manufacturer. At the end of 4Q17, HP led the PC market with a 23.5% share and 8.3% unit shipment growth. In ...

A personal computer is a general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use. PCs are intended to be operated directly by an end-user with only a general knowledge of computers, rather than by a computer expert or technician. "Computers were invented to 'compute': to solve complex mathematical problems," but today, due to media dependency and the everyday use of computers, it is seen that "'computing' is the least important thing computers do." The computer time-sharing models that were typically used with larger, more expensive minicomputer and mainframe systems, to enable them be used by many people at the same time, are not used with PCs. A range of software applications are available for personal computers including, but are not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, web browsers and email, digital media playback, video games and many personal productivity and special-purpose software applications. In the 2010s, PCs are typically connected to the Internet, allowing access to the World Wide Web and other resources. Personal computers may be connected to a local area network , either by a cable or a wireless connection. In the 2010s, a PC may be:

Children being taught how to use a notebook personal computer; a desktop personal computer's CRT monitor, keyboard, and mouse are visible in the background
An artist's depiction of a 2000s-era personal computer of the desktop style, which includes a metal case with the computing components, a display monitor and a keyboard (mouse not shown)

A personal computer (PC) is a general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use. PCs are intended to be operated directly by an end-user with only a general knowledge of computers, rather than by a computer expert or technician. "Computers were invented to 'compute': to solve complex mathematical problems," but today, due to media dependency and the everyday use of computers, it is seen that "'computing' is the least important thing computers do." The computer time-sharing models that were typically used with larger, more expensive minicomputer and mainframe systems, to enable them be used by many people at the same time, are not used with PCs. A range of software applications ("programs") are available for personal computers including, but are not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, web browsers and email, digital media playback, video games and many personal productivity and special-purpose software applications. In the 2010s, PCs are typically connected to the Internet, allowing access to the World Wide Web and other resources. Personal computers may be connected to a local area network (LAN), either by a cable or a wireless connection. In the 2010s, a PC may be:

  • a multi-component desktop computer, designed for use in a fixed location
  • a laptop computer, designed for easy portability or
  • a tablet computer, designed to be hand-held.

In the 2010s, PCs run using an operating system (OS), such as Microsoft Windows, Linux (and the various operating systems based on it), or Macintosh (macOS).

Early computer owners in the 1960s, invariably institutional or corporate, had to write their own programs to do any useful calculations with the machines, which even did not include an operating system. The very earliest microcomputers, equipped with a front panel, required hand-loading of a "bootstrap" program to load programs from external storage (paper tape ("punched tape"), tape cassettes, or eventually diskettes). Before long, automatic booting from permanent read-only memory (ROM) became universal. In the 2010s, users have access to a wide range of commercial software, free software ("freeware") and free and open-source software, which are provided in ready-to-run or ready-to-compile form. Software for personal computers, such as applications ("apps") and video games, are typically developed and distributed independently from the hardware or OS manufacturers, whereas software for many mobile phones and other portable systems is approved and distributed through a centralized online store.

Since the early 1990s, Microsoft operating systems and Intel hardware have dominated much of the personal computer market, first with MS-DOS and then with Windows. Alternatives to Microsoft's Windows operating systems occupy a minority share of the industry. These include Apple's OS X and free open-source Unix-like operating systems such as Linux and BSD. AMD provides the main alternative to Intel's processors. ARM architecture processors "sold 15 billion microchips in 2015, which was more than US rival Intel had sold in its history" and ARM-based smartphones and tablets, those are also effectively personal computers – though not usually described as such – now outnumber traditional PCs (that are by now predominantly Intel-based while a small minority is AMD-based).

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What's inside the WORLD'S FIRST Personal Computer?

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Evolution of the Personal Computer

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Basic Personal Computer (PC) Tutorial - To Know PC Componets System Parts (Complete Chapter)

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