Monday, November 16, 2009

The Personal Computer

A personal computer (PC) is any general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and original sales price make it useful for individuals, and which is intended to be operated directly by an end user, with no intervening computer operator. This is in contrast to the batch processing or time-sharing models which allowed large expensive mainframe systems to be used by many people, usually at the same time, or large data processing systems which required a full-time staff to operate efficiently.
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1 comment:

  1. I used to be very confused initially about different types of computers until I went to a college where I studied fundation programming.

    Thanks for the link, nice blog btw :)