Many would argue that Microsoft is the undisputed software giant. Have a look at the history of Apple Computer, a company based in California, for a brief history of the company that changed the computing world forever.
Apple Lisa was the first home computer with a GUI, or Graphical User Interface. The very first graphical user interface was developed by the Xerox Corporation at their Palo Alto Research Center in the 1970s.
This history of Apple computer covers 1976 to the present, with interesting photos of key people. Also featured is a tremendous gallery of over 100 Apple computers with descriptions and high quality photos from the Apple I to the iMac.
The Apple I was Steven Wozniak’s first contribution to the personal computer field and was designed over a period of years. A great place to start your computer history tour. Built in 1977, the Apple ][ was based on Wozniak’s Apple I design, but with several additions.
The first was the design of a plastic case–a rarity at the time–which was painted beige. The second was the ability to use a top speed processor, the Motorola 68000, instead of the fastest processor from the Datapoint–The Pentium II 400MHz–which was slower than the 70MHz Apple.
Both of these Apple I remotes were a huge hit. They were sold in mail-in boxes and at the ready-to-rush stores of their time, and influenced the design of the next generation of Apple computers.
The Apple II was introduced in 1980 and was once again a hit. This time though, it was the computer that set the precedent for the desktop computer. The Apple ][ was entirely the right tool for the consumer–adequate for both home and work.
The Apple II was based on the programmable calculator from Xerox, but designed from scratch. Apple was able to pull off the feat of building a computer with a GUI, or Graphical User Interface, by making both the computer and the GUI invisible.
This is what I call a blank slate. The Apple ][ functioned exactly like a regular computer, so it was a graphical user interface, or GUI. Apple used a high-res screen (1024X768) and a standard bezel.ASUS was established in 1984 and marketed as a maker of computer products, but quickly found success as the provider of a complete communications system for hotels, begun in 1990.
The company’s first product was BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) BIOS for IBM PCems. PC manufacturers that used the BIOS in creating their microprocessors were able to read data below the level of the cycle, or the specified time-cycle, and encode that information into the processor. The software takes that as input and updates whatever system is currently in use.
In time, it became apparent that the BIOS was not going to be able to handle the growth of microcomputers in the near future. So a new standard, known as the Firmware InterfaceDefinition Language(FIG), was developed.FIG is a language used to describe how the microprocessor operates. It is used in computer networks, and is present in most current operating systems.
All of the microprocessors on the market today connect to a master station. This means that the entire network of computers can be connected to the master station. Once there, the microprocessors can operate autonomously without any sort of central processor.
All of the storage is in the computer. The hard disk is running off of what is called an Extended Flash Architecture 1.2 RAM. This is a very advanced type of RAM. The computer uses Extended Flash Architecture to address the rapid data growth on computers.
I/O Interfaces Control Bus
This I/O control bus controls the flow of information between the computer and its user, or a user device. It has two parts:
HS-DOSquer logindicator contains a polling interval which controls the time interval between sending and receiving polling information.
DDRII bus contains one or more DDRII controllers. This advanced form of RAM is used by most of the microprocessors in synchronous multi-core processing systems.
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DDR’s are used in architectures that require a stable, constant amount of data, such as a digital video board or hard drive.
Choosing RAM Memory
RAM, or random access memory, is used to store temporary and sensitive data. Unlike a floppy disk, RAM does not require a large disk capacity. As a result, RAM is not suited for carrying around large amounts of data.
There are three types of RAM memory:
This type of RAM is compatible with the types of computers supported by the type of RAM memory.
This is a later type of RAM memory and is compatible with the types of computers supported by the type of RAM memory.