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How to Build a Personal Computer

-   Contents Introduction 4 Health and Safety 5 Equipment and Tools 7 Components 8 Essential Components 8 Optional Components 10 Installation 11 Components 11 Case and PSU 11 Motherboard, CPU, Heatsink and Fan, and RAM 11 WARNING 11 Motherboard and CPU assembly 12 WARNING 12 Hearsink and Fan 13 RAM 14 Motherboard Installation 14 Graphics Card 15 HDD 15 DVD 16 Connections 17 Connections 18 Installing Essential Peripherals 21 Monitor 21 Keyboard 21 Mouse 21 Broadband Cable 21 Power Cable 21 Troubleshooting / Beep Codes 22 AWARD BIOS 22 AMI BIOS 22 Bios 23 Installing an Operating System 24 Install Windows XP with Service Pack 3 24 Customising Windows XP Installation 29 Installing Drivers 36 Inst...   [tags: Build a Computer from Scratch]

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Growing Up With a Personal Computer

- In this new age of technology and information, it is adapt or die in relation to owning a personal home computer. Growing up with a personal computer is nearly required of children in this modern generation to succeed; and its need will only widen in the future to come. The possible risks related to children, using personal computers, are preventable and far overshadowed by the potential for education and general benefits of owning a personal computer now and in the future. This is why the use of personal computers in the classroom and in the home is dramatically increasing as society develops into this age of technological advancement....   [tags: laptops, computers, class technology]

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Threats to Personal Computer Users

- ... This is because information is crucial; hence, people and organizations are in constant search for it both for legitimate and illegitimate purposes. It is, therefore, necessary that an individual establishes a sufficient level of security on his or her personal computer. In this section, the main potential security threats at this level are discussed as described in the following paragraphs. (a) Computer Viruses Computer viruses are usually the most common security threats on a personal computer; they are usually comprised of codes that are designed to implement and perform certain functions without your consent (AmeCpomputers, 2012)....   [tags: internet, protection, viruses]

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Viruses and the Personal Computer

- Viruses and the Personal Computer Viruses and the effects on personal computers are part of life as we know it in the computer age. Computers and their software can get sick just like humans can get sick. The computer virus is a computer program written to cause problems and allow access to computers. Computer viruses can reproduce themselves to stay resident in your software for some time, without detection, and can spread to other computers on a network. The first mention of the computer virus was in 1949....   [tags: technology, antivirus, software]

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History of the Personal Computer

- Personal computers also known as PC’s, are used in a variety of ways. PC’s have a wide range of uses, but the typical PC is used primarily for work, education and gaming. A common PC today usually includes the system itself, a monitor, a keyboard, and a mouse. But how did computers come to what they are today. Computers themselves, are devices that are used to carry out certain tasks or operations. So with this, what was the first computer. As there are many different classifications of computers there is no easy answer....   [tags: abacus, data processing technology]

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Personal Computer and Mac

- Im a PC, and Im a Mac In a world where technology is vastly improving every year, It can be difficult to keep up with the latest gear. Most people want the best of the best when they are making a big purchase, so when buying a new computer it is important to remember to look at the facts and pay less attention to the adds. Manufacturers often slander their competitors, making it difficult to make an educated decision on your next computer purchase. Today there are two types of computer that dominate the market, PC (personal computer) and Macintosh (Mac for short)....   [tags: operating systems, technology]

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Personal Computer System Components

- Personal Computer System Components      Can you imagine a world without computers. Computers have changed everyday life in infinite ways that we would have never imagined 50 years ago. Long ago, computers were primarily used to compute numbers and to do word processing. As times have changed, computers have also evolved to help us with our everyday tasks. Nowadays we even use our computers for personal enjoyment by using them for games and finding information on the Internet. One way computers play a vital role in everyday life is a computer that helps manage a nuclear power plant....   [tags: how a computer works]

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Building a Personal Computer on a Budget

- “With the recent demise, April 8, 2014, of Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system (OS), general estimates put Windows XP use at nearly 30% of overall usage worldwide.”, says Tony Bradley, a principal analyst with the Bradley Strategy Group. Microsoft had warned users of the April 2014 deadline of their intent to end support for the 13-year old OS and security experts agreed it was time to shelve it as well. A vast majority of users either bought new personal computers (PC) that had the newer Windows 7 or Windows 8 OS preloaded but many XP users held on to their older PCs up to and past the April deadline....   [tags: windowx xp, operating system, pc]

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Personal Computer and Technological Devices

- ‘’ I think it’s fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we’ve ever created. They are tools of communication, they’re tools of creativity and they can be shaped by the users.” As the richest man in the world and acting as the inventor of Microsoft that contributes as the most important element in computer , Bill Gates has admitted that computer is acting as the most influenced technology in human’s life. For decades, the world has discovered a lot of technologies anywhere in the globe, the Western, Egyptian, European, and also the Asian....   [tags: tools, communication, users]

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To Build a Personal Computer or Buy a Personal Computer?

- To Build a Personal Computer or Buy a Personal Computer. Abstract      This report is going to describe the pros and cons of building a personal computer (PC) and of purchasing a prefabricated one. This will help the reader to create a budget and gain more information about the computer industry. All parts, supplies, tools, and general insight will be given on the proper procedure of building a PC The report will also give generalized information on where and how to go about purchasing a PC.      Based on all of the information that was contributed in this report, it is recommended that the reader choose either example based upon His or Her skills in computer literacy....   [tags: Description Compare Contrast Computers Essays]

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Personal Experiences in the Field of Computer Science

- Brought up in a competitive environment and a family that believes in a value system backed by my curiosity towards computer technology, I was first introduced to Computers when my daily experimentations on my neighbor’s PC influenced my parents who got me a computer. Cracking puzzles, solving problems have always intrigued me and the fields involving logic and application of the technology have always been my areas of interest. One of my cousins had pursued a degree in Computers for undergraduate studies followed by a Master’s degree from a reputed American University....   [tags: computer networks, database]

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The Basic Of Computer Hardware

- Introduction The word ‘computer’ nowadays is very famous among all of us. Almost each and every one of us owned their own personal computer. In fact, a portable personal computer or also known as laptop was introduced the world by Adam Osborne in1981. Most people prefer to use laptop because it is so easy to carry anywhere you go. As the laptop getting famous throughout the years, they try to make it as convenient as they can. Like example, laptop from the past was quite heavy and big. Ever since then, they made it even slimmer, lighter and even smaller....   [tags: personal computer, printer, mouse]

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Apple and the Personal Computer Revolution

- Apple and the Personal Computer Revolution Let’s take a trip back in time and review the evolution of a computer company. It’s not IBM or Microsoft. This company is Apple Computers, Incorporated. In the year 1976, before most people even thought about buying a computer for their homes. Back then the computer community was only a few nerds building simple computers from hobby kits. When Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs sold a van and two programmable calculators for thirteen hundred dollars and started Apple Computers, Inc., in Jobs garage, the reach for success seemed far....   [tags: Technology Computers Steve Jobs]

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Wow! How the Personal Computer has Changed the World

- Computers have been an indispensable aspect of life for what seems forever. But, this was not always the case. All of the things that seem like they are natural components to a computers interface like a mouse, keyboard, and the internet were just toys for tinkering about 30 years ago. The man who made the first computer controlled it with just a series of switches and displayed data on a few labeled LED lights. Since the invention of the electronic computer inventors have constantly been pushing forwards on every front making them faster, smaller, and less expensive....   [tags: intent, apple, technology]

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Death of the Personal Computer with the Rise of Other Technology

- If you peruse the technical news headlines, 2013 has been declared, at best, the turning point and, at worst, the death of the personal computer (PC). The rise of the smartphone, modern gaming console, tablet, and cloud computing have apparently served as successive nails in the proverbial coffin of the PC. International Data Corporation (IDC) shows a 10.1% drop in PC shipments this year, which is “by far the most severe yearly contraction on record” (2013). On the surface this is a dire prediction, but to paraphrase Mark Twain, the reports of the PC’s death may be greatly exaggerated....   [tags: desktop, processor, smartphone]

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Buying A Personal Computer

- In our report we hope to provide a helpful and detailed guide to buying a personal computer. Our aim is to be able to meet our student’s needs without exceeding our budget. We will cover input, output and storage devices and provide a realistic and practical advice for the buyer. We have chosen to find two PC’s within our budget one of the PC’s is a bottom of the range inexpensive PC from PC World which may seem like you are getting a deal. However, when we have concluded our report you will see why it isn’t quite the bargain it appears to be....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Managing A Personal Computer

- Managing A Personal Computer 1.1 The AUTOEXEC.BAT file is one of files which loads every time the computer is booted. It contains command lines and procedures to run programs and load settings for the system’s hardware and software configuration. It also may contain command lines procedures to run programs which may clean your system’s hard drive of temporary files and viruses. An example of this file is shown below: @ECHO OFF PROMPT $P$G SET PATH=C:DOS LH C:SBCDDRVMSCDEX.EXE /S /D:MSCD001 /M:8 /V SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 T4 SET SOUND=C:SBPRO C:MOUSEMMOUSE.COM The first line of this batch file, @ECHO OFF, is programming command which hides all the command lines procedures from the user....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Top Competitors in The Personal Computer Industry

- The PC industry is highly competitive and constantly changing as technology evolves and customer needs change. Some of the top competitors in the PC industry are IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Apple. Theses rivals are constantly jockeying for the top competitor’s position. They compete in prices, product innovation, advertising, etc. In the early 1980s the top competitor in this industry was IBM due to its open system and ease of being cloned. During this same time, Apple struggled to keep pace and changed its competitive strategy multiple times....   [tags: IBM, dell, hewlett-packard, apple]

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Development of the Personal Computer in the 1970’s

- Development of the Personal Computer in the 1970’s Personal Computers (PC’s) are everywhere. I am sitting at my desk right now writing this report on my PC. It seems like these days we take computers for granted. Almost everyone has one. Teachers assign projects that almost completely require the use of a computer. Where did this explosion of PC’s come from, though. Just a few short years ago you were lucky to have a computer. About 25 years ago people would have called you crazy if you said you had a personal computer....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Personal Statement: A Career in Computer Science

- ... Computer science also can cover interesting topics such as robotics, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, and multimedia – things that interest me. I used to teach computer since high school so I would like to increase my knowledge about computers in such way that I can impart to others this knowledge at the same time, I can develop my own interests on computers. Computer Science has been an interesting degree to me since it involves a lot of programming. When I master programming, I get to be interested with broader systems of software....   [tags: computing problems, technology]

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A Personal Statement for a Masters in Computer Science

- The mind must never be kept idle because of its tremendous capacity to absorb and learn. After careful consideration of my aptitude, interests and experiences gained while pursuing my under graduation in the field of Computer Science and Engineering, I have decided to pursue my Masters in the field of Computer Science. Being a dynamic and ever evolving field, many new developments are expected and there is immense scope for research on new products and applications. To progress and make a mark in this field, I realize that it is important for me to pursue my Masters from a reputable university....   [tags: education, technology, academics]

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Microsoft Corporation: Computer Software, Electronics and Personal Computers

- ... Since I’ve owned the stock, the lowest price the stock has hit was $31.15 on September 6, 2013. From the purchasing price of $32.18 to the current price of $40.12, I have earned $7.94 per share, for a total revenue of $595.50. Facebook Facebook is an online social networking service. Facebook allows any user that claims they are 13 years of age or older to create a free account on their website, www.Facebook.com. Facebook allows all user to add friends to their account, edit their profile, post a message on a “wall”, send a message, and receive notifications when they are interacted with....   [tags: windows, xbox, services]

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How Bill Gates Impacted And Shaped Technology In The United States

- During the 1970s, life lacked what many consider a necessity today: a personal computer. Major competition in making the best software and electronics didn’t yet exist. Bill Gates’ addiction for computer coding created something that changed technology and shaped life today. Bill Gates has become significant in the United States by using his brilliance in technology and business to make an impact; he reinvented computer operating systems and software with Microsoft, and is responsible for several philanthropic efforts....   [tags: Personal Computer, Programming, Computers]

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Personal Statement for ICT Specialist in Computer Science

- ... At GCSE, as the closest subject to computing offered by my college, I chose ICT to continue to improve my abilities and knowledge in computers. Taking this course turned out to show both my commitment to my education and my time management skills, as a problem with the coursework briefing in the first year resulted in me completing the entire GCSE in the second. At A Level, I have again chosen ICT. The coursework focus at A2 is around database development using Microsoft Access. As someone who enjoys the challenge of going beyond the set criteria, I have used a significant amount of Visual Basic code to build my database, as well as exploring many extra functions of the software....   [tags: technology, computers, knowledge, aviation]

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Personal Narrative: My First Computer

- Personal Narrative My First Computer Wow, what an experience it was to see for the first time a machine that could think. This machine could do math, display graphics at the drop of a dime, and play two dimensional games (whic was all that was around back then). This wasn't something that you normally saw. This was something that seemed to come straight out of a science fiction film. At least that was what I thought. So my quest was clear to me. I was to learn how to manipulate a computer. So to start, all the computer nerds (such as myself) know that to run an old 286 (which was what I had) you need to know DOS....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Personal Narrative My Dream Computer

- Personal Narrative My Dream Computer When deciding what will run my dream computer, processor-wise that is, I am reminded of a friends computer that last year, was running with two Pentium III's, running at 650 Megahertz a piece. This year he is looking to upgrade on this design. I however, will be able to take his idea, and with money being no object, destroy the speed and reliability of his computer by installing two, one gigahertz Pentium III"s onto a Intel STL2 motherboard ($899). I chose this motherboard for it being one of the few on the market that comes with the capability of supporting dual processors....   [tags: Papers]

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Battle between Apple Mac and Microsoft PC

- Today’s advertising and marketing, companies have designers who face the decision to buy a Mac computer or a Personal Computer (PC) to do their design work. With tight budgets and people looking to cut cost the decision can be very difficult. The type of work that needs to be done and price will be the deciding factors. For many jobs, especially designers, Macs are an advantage in their line of work. While Macs are expensive, they are more work effective than PCs. To start with, Mac computers have a better screen size and higher quality....   [tags: personal computer, designers, apple products]

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Mac versus PC

- As long as I can remember, my family has always been one of Mac users. If you ask a group of people about their preference regarding Macs or PC s, you’ll most likely get a varied range of answers, but one thing is for certain. You will come up with people that are die-hard Mac users and people that are die-hard PC fans. These people will also probably defend their preferred platform to the death. I would like to take this time to defend Macs and give some reasons why I believe they are the true computers of the future....   [tags: Apple Macintosh Personal Computer]

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PC Vs Mac

- When purchasing a personal computer, buyers used to grapple with the decision: a Macintosh from Apple Computer or a Microsoft-based PC. Microsoft effectively won that operating system debate years ago and claims more than 90% of the PC operating system market. But in the push to legally sell digital music, Apple and Microsoft, and their incompatible file formats, are at it again. Consumers are in the position of having to choose as hardware makers line up behind either Microsoft or Apple's software format....   [tags: Compare Contrast Personal Computer Macintosh]

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The Use of the Computer

- In general, computer is a machine that manipulates data according to a list of instructions. Computers can be found in various forms such as personal computers, calculators and mobile phones. They are utilised in places like houses, offices, and schools. The invention of computer symbolises the advancement of technology in mankind. Furthermore, computer has made our life easier. We would not have achieved what we have today if computer was not invented. It is difficult to identify which was the first computer invented....   [tags: Computer,]

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Apple Incorpotation: Electronics, Software, and Personal Computers

- Introduction Apple Incorporation is an American Multinational Corporation that designs and markets consumer electronics, computer software and personal computers. Apple Incorporation’s world corporate had quarters are located in the middle of Silicon Valley, at 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California. History of Apple Inc Apple incorporation was started in 1976, Steve Wozniak as one of the founder, hand-built the Apple I and introduced it at April 1976. Steve Wozniak and his friends, Steve Jobs develop their product and then in 1977 they released Apple II....   [tags: strategy, system, conflict, computer]

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Mac PC

- We hear it all the time. Or no, I don't guess we do, cause it mostly seems like a PC world to me.I was reluctant to ever get a computer, I just wanted to do things the old way and not set foot into this new world. People would over and over urge me to get one, especially after watching a movie I had made or seeing the television shows. I guess they knew what new worlds it would open up for me. But I just knew I was way too far behind to get caught up on all that technology. A few years back when Roanoke.com had first built the website and set up email and all...well, I didn't even know how to answer an email....   [tags: Technology Comparison Personal Computer Mac]

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Dell Computer Corporation

- Dell Computer Corporation Dell Computer Corporation was recognized as the leader in personal computers during the 1990’s. However, economic instability and competitors gaining market share, heavily affected the company. In 2001, PC sales declined, layoffs were constant, and employees were disengaged. Thus, to revitalize the company a new philosophy statement called “The Soul Dell” was unveiled throughout the organization. However, the central problem for Dell was the methodology used to develop and communicate its core values to employees....   [tags: Technology, Personal Computers]

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Is Personal Privacy Dead?

- Have you ever felt violated. Like somebody knew too much about you that they didn’t need to know. Or have you ever felt like someone was watching you. As if somebody knew your every move. Most people don’t normally feel this way; most people feel safe in their general surroundings. Although with the constant use of technology in today’s era, it’s time to ask: Should we, as American citizens, feel as safe as we do. Personal privacy is such a simple phrase for such a complex idea. The definition given in the Merriam-Webster’s dictionary of privacy is, “the quality or state of being apart from company or observation.” And “personal” meaning, “Relating to the person or body.” In other words: set...   [tags: technology, privacy, hacking, computer]

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Growth of the Computer Industry

- The computer industry has experienced an impressive growth within the past 15 years. In our case, laptops fall under the category of computers as well. Even though computers had first come out in the mid 19th century, there has been a huge augmentation of ‘advanced’ computers/laptops in recent times. From 1936 to 1980, computers weren’t mainly used by the public. The very first system was not even considered a computer, but a mere 30 ton numerical calculator that worked through 18, 000 vacuum tubes....   [tags: computer]

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The Life and Work of a Computer Programmer

- The purpose of a computer programmer is to design and develop applications to perform the needs of a consumer. This occupation is essential to modern day life due to all of the computers that are in use today. Computer programming is a fulfilling career goal because of the ability to be on the cutting edge of technology, design software for computers, and have a wide range of benefits. Computer programming consists of many duties. Duties of a computer programmer include but are not limited to: debugging programs, converting project specifications and procedures to a logical visual map, repairing existing programs, writing documentation about current programs, and many more (Farr 187)....   [tags: Computer Science]

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My Computer Will Not Turn On

- Introduction So as a user who just built a computer, I used a full size ATX motherboard with 2 DDR3 4GB cards, Intel i7-4940MX 64 bit, AMD Radeon R9 graphics card. I tried turning my computer on and nothing happens. The fan comes on for a brief second then shuts off. I should also say that when I hit the power button no LEDs come on. There are also no beeps when I hit the power button. And finally the screen does not come on as well. I have made sure all the plugs in the back are in the right jack and tight, which they are....   [tags: expert help, computer terminology]

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Finding My Potential with Computer Technology

- About three months ago I found myself in a cycle. I couldn’t seem to break the “coach curse”, jumping from one place to another attempting to answer life’s big question: What am I here for. Or more precisely: How can I turn a dime into $100 overnight. Money, however, was never a big motivator for me and my interests were sinuous (obviously personified by the nomadic circumstance I was in). It took an epiphany of the same kind you see in movies; where the guy is sitting somewhere and a time-lapse of busy people living out their lives around him happens simultaneously as you get closer and closer....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Studying Computer Science

- Introduction Hardware can be daunting. The following is a brief look at why every computer science major should be knowledgeable in the acronyms that abound within the computer industry. Overwhelming Factors Budding computer science majors can be thankful to Ken Thompson’s desire to travel space. It was this desire that maintained a failed attempt of an operating system by a joint venture of General Electric, Bell Labs, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The operating system was named Multics and was abandoned in the late sixties, yet Ken Thompson had programmed a game he named Space Travel for Multics and it still needed an operating system on which to run....   [tags: Computer Science]

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Computer Science: The Practical Application

- Growing up in Africa, I saw little of computers. My high school got its first computer in 2006 only two years before my graduation, and prestigious institutions, like hospitals, limited its use to data storage. Despite their dearth, their flaws, like mismanagement, insecurity and corruption, were conspicuous around me. This birthed and kindled my passion for technology and encouraged me to seek out resources that exposed me to computers as a problem-solving science. I became acquainted with cyber cafés that were remote and costly, but the investment was worthwhile....   [tags: Personal Goals]

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Downloading Stuff on My Computer

- Imagine my bedroom downloading as a file on your computer. At fifteen percent of the file’s download, the furniture begins popping onto your monitor. The wall, desk, chairs, and shelves are all monotonously white. You think to yourself: “How insipid this room is!” The doors, lamps, and garbage bin all reinforce this impression. You begin to see specks of dust appear on the floor along with the occasional piece of trash, though not so much that you would call me a slob. At twenty-five percent, my laptop and books come onto your screen....   [tags: personal reflections]

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Computer Viruses and Ways You Can Combat Them

- Living in a digital age we are all faced with the threat of exposing our private information every time we log on to the internet, because of this it is extremely important that people know how to protect theirselves from digital threats. In order for people, to protect themselves, they must be aware of the basic types of malicious software, how they are spread and how to combat them. The generic virus is software which has been designed to do harm to a computer, replicate itself, and spread to other computers....   [tags: Computer, Networking]

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Goals in Computer Programming

- The realization that computer programming was not the sole property of engineers at Microsoft came as a tremendous shock. As a rising seventh grader, I was required to buy a TI-83+. On the first day of class, as the teacher taught how to use the calculators for arithmetic and graphing, a rumor reached me that another student had a game on his calculator. A game. I wondered in disbelief, how does that even work. I knew that calculators were for adding, subtracting and complicated math problems. They were definitely not for games....   [tags: Personal Ambition]

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Computer Hackers

- Personal Narrative- Computer Hackers My perception of hackers was crafted long ago, by my brother, a hacker himself. He was involved with all manner of clandestine activites and tied up our phone line for hours. I, of course, never understood what he was involved with, but remember being excited when he broke into an army base, as the military was my passion at the time. I also never understood the constant calls from strange men our family would receive, nor did my parents. Now, my brother claims it was the FBI investigating him....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays]

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Intorduction to Computer Systems

- 1.0 Introduction An operating system (OS) is a software program that manages the hardware and software resources of a computer. The operating system is an essential component of the system software in a computer system. The operating system programs make system resources available to user(s), the user’s application programs and to other application programs running on the computer. (From Silberschatz and Gagne et al., 2010) Some operating systems are designed to be convenient, others to be efficient and some combination of the two (From Silberschatz and Gagne et al., 2010)....   [tags: Hardware, Software, Computer, Operating Systems]

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Unscrupulous Programmer: Computer Security Risks

- Nowadays, people often use computers to store various personal data, and valuable data on the business of the company and others. Every computer should have security to protect all important data from computer security risk, such as attacks from hackers, crackers and also cyber terrorisms. A computer security risk is any event or action that could cause a loss or damage to computer hardware, software, data, or information. The intruders acted intentionally or accidentally. Some intruders breach the computer security by accessing data without modifying the data and some of them access, modify and sometimes delete the data....   [tags: Computer, Crime, Hacking]

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A Career in Computer Engineering

- My interest in science began when I was in high school, where I displayed excellent performance in Physics and Mathematics. During high school, I was introduced to the basics of electronics and computers such as digital logic design in Physics. Since then I became fascinated about digital electronics. It sounds logical that I pursued a career in Electronics and Communication. During my undergraduate years, I was manifested by the variety of engineering courses such as Electronics to Digital Signal Processing, all of which tended to reinforce and solidify my intense interest in engineering....   [tags: personal statement, math]

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Personal Statement: My Future Education Plan

- After doing all the assignment and using all the useful resources you gave us I have fully created my future education plan. Before taking this class I was not so sure about my future plans and still had questions about what I wanted to do in the future. My plans for the future were influenced by many things I learned throughout my time in the class. My plans for the future is going to University of North Carolina at Greensboro and double major in computer science and graphic design or engineering....   [tags: computer science, graphic engineering]

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History of the Computer

- History of the Computer The first devices that resemble modern computers date to the mid-20th century (around 1940 - 1945), although the computer concept and various machines similar to computers existed earlier. Early electronic computers were the size of a large room, consuming as much power as several hundred modern personal computers.[1] Modern computers are based on tiny integrated circuits and are millions to billions of times more capable while occupying a fraction of the space.[2] Today, simple computers may be made small enough to fit into a wristwatch and be powered from a watch battery....   [tags: Technology Innovation Computer History]

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Personal Statement for Academic Career

- It was quite a strange decision in my friends view to take commerce and economics in my O & A levels respectively, as my major subjects were mathematics and physics. Yes a strange decision for many, but not for me. From the days of my secondary education my goals were crystal clear;I wanted to merge technology with management.I believe that having a technical knowledge is very important in taking a leadership role successfully, so I kept my science subjects all the way. So I took admission in Electrical Engineering at National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences....   [tags: science, engineering, computer]

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Computer Viruses

- What is a computer virus. A computer virus is a piece of malicious code that is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect such as corrupting a system or destroying data. Computer viruses are written with the sole intention of stealing data or crippling a system. The term computer virus is derived from and is in some sense analogous to a biological virus. The word virus itself is Latin for poison. Simplistically, biological viral infections are spread by the virus (a small shell containing genetic material) injecting its contents into a far larger organism’s cell....   [tags: pc, cyberspace, virus, computer system]

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Computer Engineering - A Carrer as a Computer Software Engineer

- Computer Engineering - A Carrer as a Computer Software Engineer Introduction The explosive impact of computers and information technology on our everyday lives has generated a need to design and develop new computer software systems and to incorporate new technologies in a rapidly growing range of applications. The tasks performed by workers known as computer software engineers evolve quickly, reflecting new areas of specialization or changes in technology, as well as the preferences and practices of employers....   [tags: Computer Software Engineering]

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Caught by a Computer

- Caught by a Computer As I sat in his office, sweat dripped off my long brown bangs onto my light blue collared button-down shirt. It was not because I was nervous, it was because it was the end of April and unseasonably warm in Charlottesville, Virginia. I was there, in my professor’s office, in my mind, because he wanted to get caught up with me about my future plans after graduation. He was curious about my plans for the summer, plans for my fiancé and I, and plans for my career as a high school teacher at the public school in my hometown, Mclean, Virginia....   [tags: Personal Narrative Cheating Papers]

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Computer Programming has a Large Effect on the Outlook of Technology

- Living in a modern society, technology continues to advance in ways that many would think impossible many years ago. Technology continues to aid the human race in many ways; such as making communication possible across continents within seconds, helping develop new medicines for previously incurable diseases, and completely tasks that would take hours to do by hand. However, technology does not just develop on its own as an intelligent being, but it continues to be molded by those that work in the field of computer science, computer engineering, and computer programming....   [tags: programmers,computer science,web master]

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The Computer Geek

- The Computer Geek What defines a true computer geek. People have several different views on what a computer geek actually consists of. It is important to notice how society places certain people into this category automatically without even knowing much about them. Growing up with all sorts of television shows, most of the time there would be a nerdy character. That is how I believe my definition for a computer geek formed. Like all ideas in life, there was some kind of influence that shaped it....   [tags: Definition Computer Geek Essays]

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How the Computer Works

- Many people assume that computer are difficult to understand and difficult to use; however, the first step is understanding and learning to use the computer. The types of hardware that all computer systems use and the types of software that make them run. Like millions of computer users, microcomputers where used to play games, explore the Internet, write papers, build spreadsheets, or create a professional-looking proposal or flyer. You can perform all these application without understanding exactly what goes on behind your computer case or monitor screen....   [tags: Personal Computers PC]

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Computer Matching Versus Privacy

- Computer Matching Versus Privacy Introduction With the advent of new computer technologies, the ease with which new information can be discovered from aggregating data sources is astounding. This technique is called computer matching. When it comes to doing research this can be an incredible source of new ideas and correlations between sets of data. However, this same technique can be applied to information about individual people. Suddenly, by pulling together disparate sources of data, private information can be learned about an individual without their knowledge or consent....   [tags: Private Personal Information Essays]

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Computer and I

- Computer and I Well, what can I say about the long history that computers and I have had. I can hardly remember a time when a computer was not part of my life. Ever since I was in elementary school I can remember going to the computer labs to learn all about computers. Back in the day though; this was fun stuff, all you did was go to the labs for a couple of hours and play computer games. I remember playing countless hours of Oregon Trail, but that also has to do with the fact that to play one games takes the longest time....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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My First Experience With a Computer

- My First Experience With a Computer I cannot forget how excited I was when I first bought my own computer. Like a mother who spends time sewing and knitting for her newborn baby, I spent hours and hours to sparkle my computer. I waited a long time to buy a brand new computer. I had to work more hours and saved money to buy a computer. I did not want to buy a cheap computer, but I wanted to buy a professional one. Was I professional on computer. No. I was not. I did not even know how to type, but I was sure that my expensive com puter could make me a computer expert....   [tags: Personal Narrative Papers]

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Solutions to Computer Viruses

- Solutions to Computer Viruses Table Of Contents I Intro II Computer Virus Components a.Worms b.Trojan horses c.Logic bombs III      Types of Viruses a.Boot sector virus b.File virus c.Macro virus d.Multipartite virus e.Polymorphic virus f.Stealth virus IV How Viruses Work a.Virus introduced to system b.Trojan activated c.Logic bomb activated d.Destructive part of virus activated V Most Common Viruses a.Jerusalem virus b.Cascade virus c.Brain virus d.Italian virus e.New Zealand virus VI Macro Virus a.What are they....   [tags: Computer Viruses Software Technology Essays]

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Computer Bus

- Introduction: A bus is simply a circuit that connects one part of the motherboard to another. The more data a bus can handle at one time, the faster it allows information to travel. The speed of the bus, measured in megahertz (MHz), refers to how much data can move across the bus simultaneously. Bus speed usually refers to the speed of the front side bus (FSB), which connects the CPU to the northbridge. FSB speeds can range from 66 MHz to over 800 MHz. Since the CPU reaches the memory controller though the northbridge, FSB speed can dramatically affect a computer's performance....   [tags: Computer Technology ]

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The ENIAC Project: Its Significance in Computer Science and Society

- The ENIAC Project: Its Significance in Computer Science and Society “…With the advent of everyday use of elaborate calculations, speed has become paramount to such a high degree that there is no machine on the market today capable of satisfying the full demand of modern computational methods. The most advanced machines have greatly reduced the time required for arriving at solutions to problems which might have required months or days by older procedures. This advance, however, is not adequate for many problems encountered in modern scientific work and the present invention is intended to reduce to seconds such lengthy computations…” From the ENIAC patent (No....   [tags: Computer Computers Science Essays]

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Computer Crimes

- Computer Crimes come in a variety of names and can include hate crimes, telemarketing and internet fraud, identity theft and credit card account theft. These are considered to be cyber crimes when the illegal activities are committed through the use of a computer and the internet. It is very difficult to gauge the amount of damage and/or financial loss that has resulted from computer crimes. Many times the victim does not even know that they have been targeted or even that they are a victim. Those that do realize that they are a victim of a computer crime many times do not report it to the authorities or have no way of knowing what caused them to be a victim in the first place....   [tags: Computer Software Hacking Security]

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Advantages of Human Computer Interaction

- Computer revolution has brought many changes in the world, changes which encloses all manners and its role. Computers have been logged into every sector whether it is sports, airlines, road cameras, cars, businesses etc. Technology plays an important part in altering our lifestyle. Advantages of Human Computer Interaction • Changing Computers: - Internet, PC and web browser were three big inventions of HCI without these three our today would not have been possible. Computers affect our daily routine activity from buying food to paying our bills....   [tags: computer revolution, lifestyle, internet]

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- Computer Technology I. Introduction Over the past few decades, the advances of computer technology have undoubtedly increased the rate of information exchange. Communication across the globe is now done with ease, convenience, and speed. Accessing online bank accounts, instant messaging, online auctions, and communication via electronic email are just few examples of normal transactions that occur today. Although these advances have provided a tremendous positive impact on our society, it has also caused some controversial ethical issues, namely the privacy of personal information....   [tags: Argumentative Technological Computer papers]

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Dell's Effect on Profit Margins of the Computer Industry

- How and why did the personal computer industry come to have such a low profitability. Historically the personal computer (PC) industry has sold its products at reasonably high prices yet garnered only small profit margins. One reason for this is the high competition in the PC industry which led to competitive pricing among producers. Analyzing the competitive environment of the PC industry, it is evident that there is very little barrier to entry in this market. PC's have very low physical uniqueness and are made of standard components that require very little expertise to assemble....   [tags: Business Computer Industry]

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My Goal - A Career in the Computer Industry

- My Goal - A Career in the Computer Industry To have a goal, you must first find one to pursue. Then, you must decide on the steps necessary to reach that goal and proceed to complete those steps. Ultimately, after all your steps are finish, you will achieve your goal. The goal I pursue is that of becoming a self-employed web designer, and I have decided on, and implemented, many steps needed to reach that goal. Having started college, I have begun an important step towards my goal. However, I decided on many of the steps years before I started college....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Computer Access

- Computer Access My experience with access to computers has been a roller coaster ride this year at school. At the end of the last year’s school year, when I had to face the scary fact that I would be in charge of producing a 240 page yearbook, I knew that I needed to start planning right then and there. Since I knew the adviser I was taking over for had a TTI laptop on loan from the school and would have to give it back, I wrote the principal a note inquiring how I could get my hands on that precious piece of technology....   [tags: Personal Narrative Technology Essays]

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- Computer Access My current situation finds me teaching 7th grade block (language arts and geography) at Beach Middle School in Chelsea, Michigan. Chelsea, as a community, is fairly well-off financially. Technology is a priority for its citizens and for its schools. I am currently typing this on my school-issued laptop that is less than a year old. I am sitting on my couch and my cat is sleeping on my left arm. My classroom contains a brand new PC for my students to use and a new HP DeskJet color printer....   [tags: Technology Personal Narrative Teacher]

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Biography of Konrad Zuse: First Computer

- Technology is constantly evolving. Computers, tablets, and cell phones have changed drastically over the past several years. For many years, computers were not available for personal use. Computing machines did not emerge until the 1940’s and 1950’s. Questions about the ownership of the first programmable computer are still disputed today. It appears as if each country wants to take credit for this accomplishment. Computer enthusiasts believe that Great Britain’s Colossus Mark 1 computer in 1944 was the first programmable computer and others give credit to the United States’ ENIAC computer in 1946....   [tags: computer, germany, government, processor]

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Statement of Purpose for a Computer Science Degree

- Computer Science was a logical culmination of my fascination for computers. Having done four year course in computer science and engineering, I would like to fortify my skills with the help of a master’s degree, which will equip me with the up-to-date tools and knowledge that are the need of the hour. My long term aim of securing a challenging position where I can effectively contribute my skills as software professionals, possessing competent technical skills can be achieved with the help of a master’s degree, that has hands on experience in real time applications accompanied by in-depth knowledge of the subject....   [tags: computer science, education]

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Malware and its Effect on Computer World

- Malware and its effect on computer world Introduction: “A digital world we became”. These days individuals turned to use computer systems in everything in their lives. They even use them in manufacturer instead of employees. I did not say that technological innovation is not essential for us but sometimes the technological innovation disregards our role in life. Technological innovation is very essential to any lifestyle to flourish. Technology contains cell mobile phones, laptops, machines, Ipads and many other factors....   [tags: computer, system security]

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The Evolution of the Computer

- The history of computers initially started with humans using tools like pebbles and notches in sticks to count objects. The human aspect of computers is that they wanted a way to do calculations, which includes adding and multiplying multiple numbers. The manual calculator was one of beginning stages of computer history, even though humans were the ones who had to perform the calculations. The manual computer had the abacus, which was a frame that contains beads mounted on rods. This technology was used in Rome, Greece, India, China, and Japan....   [tags: Technology ]

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Seeking Admission to a Computer Science Graduate Program

- ... Right from the school days, reading and collecting international computer magazines to participating in technical seminars and workshops, I have constantly strived to be in tune with times. One of my undergraduate subjects of Information System and Security, which has made me to get a head start and I was very much interested in learning and grasping new technologies in this field of Information Systems. As a student, I not only intend to learning the fundamentals and vital aspects in Computer Science, but my interest also lies in the field of IT Auditing for solving real world problems that presently plague database systems and network capabilities....   [tags: information technology, computer security]

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What is a virus - computer

- What is a virus - computer What is a VIRUS Virus (computer), self-duplicating computer program that interferes with a computer's hardware or operating system (the basic software that runs the computer). Viruses are designed to duplicate or replicate themselves and to avoid detection. Like any other computer program, a virus must be executed for it to function-that is, it must be located in the computer's memory, and the computer must then follow the virus's instructions. These instructions are called the payload of the virus....   [tags: Computer Science]

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- The thought of writing a 1,400-word biography, reflecting on my knowledge of computers, is extremely scary and difficult. I can honestly say that I do not have enough knowledge or experience with technology to produce 1,400 words, but I will try. I have been involved in the field of education since 1984. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University Of Georgia, in the field of Mental Retardation, in May of 1984. I began my teaching experience in a very rural area of South Georgia. The job was in an elementary school that had a “center” of students with I.Q’S ranging from 25 to 55....   [tags: Computers]

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The History of the Computer

- The History of the Computer "This reminds me of a revelation I had a few years ago, after getting my first CD-ROM drive. I'd manage to misplace a CD containing a multimedia encyclopedia and eventually found it sitting on the floor under my desk. I realised then that never before in human history had it been possible to lose an entire 28 volume encyclopedia by dropping it behind a piece of furniture. Now that's what I call progress!" (Computer Quotes) The information age is marked by the widespread use of the personal computer....   [tags: Computers Technology Technological Essays]

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The Computer

- The Computer This report is about the impact that the personal computer has made during the past 10 years on the the community. It is a report that includes detailed information about the personal computer and the way it has worked its way into a lot of peoples everyday lives. It includes information about the Internet and how it has shaped peoples life from just a hobby and into an obsession. It includes detailed information about its history, especially the time in which it was first developed....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Evolution of Personal Computers

- Comparison (Argument) Outline Personal Computers Thesis: Personal computers today are by far superior to personal computers of 40 years ago. In today's society almost every American family owns at least one personal computer. The personal computer technology has grown greatly improving the personal computer industry. New models change every year. Each year more and more improvements are made. Personal computers today are by far superior to personal computers of 40 years ago. The operation of personal computers invented today is better than personal computers invented 40 years ago....   [tags: Computers]

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My Personal Best: The Grove

- Prior to the 2008-2009 school year, the technology resource teacher (TRT) community knowledge-base was distributed across a variety of electronic resources, including Blackboard, server shares, district web pages, email, computer hard drives, and a performance database. The information remained in isolation, and the existing resources did not reflect the massive collection of knowledge and expertise within the TRT community. After only 6 months as a TRT in the spring of 2005, I proposed the use of wiki technology to collect and consolidate our diverse resources....   [tags: Personal Reflection]

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