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Explanations of Computers

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A computer has been one of mankind’s greatest invention among other inventions ever since the foundation of science began. Its development was a result of years and years of long experiments spanning a hundred or so years conducted not just by one man, but many. Development of computers as it is today is a continuous process and it will ever be. Computers, however simple they may seem now to the computer literate, has a complex set of system underneath. It takes multiple disciplines in both computer studies and electronics to fully understand them. After all, computer in itself is subdivided into branches as is science itself. While other technological inventions may have had already been developed prior to the foundation of science, “technology” is not yet a proper term for such. The word technology, after all, is always correlated with science and both science and technology are mutually inclusive to one another, strictly speaking in terminologies. Computers of today, however advanced they may seem, have had its origins in humble beginnings.

How did computer began?

Abacus, the earliest form of calculator, has been recorded to be in use since the early civilizations estimated to be around 1000 and 500 B.C., only to be adopted elsewhere in the world. The idea on how the algorithm of a computer does its arithmetic was based on this, in logic. Soon after, for as early as 1820’s, in the personification of Charles Babbage, dubbed to be one of the fathers of modern computer, developed ideas on how computers should do its math, initially known as the difference engine, it developed later after to become what is known as the analytical engine. While Charles Babbage, due to funding issues, didn’t get to see his ideas into fruition during his lifetime, it is his youngest son, Henry Babbage, who did so in 1910 based on his. However, this primitive form of computer is not as advanced as how we see on computers of today.

The idea of the need to do the computation on our behalf as man, hence the word ‘computer,’ came out of the need to handle complex problems and perform complex computations that is both difficult and takes longer time for man to handle. Especially true during the times of the industrialization era and great world war where the need for such arose. How a computer behaves is what’s in a library of a computer. The development of computer grew by a lot since laying the foundation by Charles Babbage as was inspired by existing “technologies” of its time. From names of people of the past significant in the foundation of computers such as Ada Lovelace, Konrad Zuse, Alan Turing, John Atanasoff & Clifford Berry, Howard Aiken & Grace Hopper, so on and so forth, up to the present computer giant names such as William Gates, Steve Wozniak, and Steve Jobs, among others, computers of today are bigger in functions than they are their sizes and have found a spot in every people’s lives in both commercial and personal usage.

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Easy Records of Computers

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Whether we are a computer lover or a computer hater, one thing is for sure. When we are using a computer, we want it to work and work well. How frustrating it is when we are working on the computer and all of a sudden it slows down to a crawl, or it becomes unstable to the point where we have to reboot the system, possibly losing any unsaved work. Experiences like these cause the birth of many computer haters. So how can we use our computers to in a way that will help minimize these unwanted situations? What actions can we take to help our computer age gracefully? Good computer maintenance is absolutely necessary if our computer is to be useful for its whole life. What are some ways to keep our computer up and running fast?

One way, and probably the most important, is to install proper anti-malware software on your system. It should be a program that can not only search for and delete malware on your computer but also protect you in real-time from being infected by it in the first place. So make sure that you get software that has both of these features, as some today do not. Malware can affect your computer in multiple ways. Many times it will cause it to run slower since it is using your computer’s memory resources. Viruses are known for deleting data that your computer needs to run efficiently. Once it is deleted, your computer may start to crawl or become totally unusable. Other types of malware, such as spyware, run in the background attempting to collect your personal data. Obviously, this will take a toll on your computer’s performance. Worms are often used to slow networks down by clogging up the data being transferred on over the network. So for these reasons, you do not want malware on your system at all.

So now we know the evils of malware. What about all of the other data on your computer? Over the course of a computer’s life, programs are installed, photographs and videos are transferred to its hard drive, office documents are written, pictures are drawn. What happens to all of those files? Well, they can start to cause your computer’s performance to noticeably drop. Why is that? When files are accessed on a computer, your computer may take the file and change its location on the memory when the file is being run. This allows your file to run faster at the time that it is being used. However, over time, a computer may take different files from one program and spread them all around your computer’s hard drive. This actually causes your computer to access these programs slower since it has to look at different areas of memory for all the files needed to run the program. To help with this computer problem, a program was created to put these files back into adjacent positions in the memory so that when the computer is accessing the hard drive to find these files, they are all in one spot. Thus, the computer does not have to look all over, cutting down on the time it takes to start a program. This program is called Disk Defragmenter.

Another way to keep your computer running correctly is to use other utilities that are built to Windows. These programs have changed names as new Windows versions have come out. Some of these tools are Scandisk and Check Disk. They are used to check for any disk errors on the hard drive that can ultimately kill it. If they find these errors, they will attempt to fix them. It would be a good habit to run these programs frequently, especially on older hard drives. If they detect many errors, then your hard drive may be close to failing.

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A Detailed Consider Computers

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Whether we are a computer lover or a computer hater, one thing is for sure. When we are using a computer, we want it to work and work well. How frustrating it is when we are working on the computer and all of a sudden it slows down to a crawl, or it becomes unstable to the point where we have to reboot the system, possibly losing any unsaved work. Experiences like these cause the birth of many computer haters. So how can we use our computers to in a way that will help minimize these unwanted situations? What actions can we take to help our computer age gracefully? Good computer maintenance is absolutely necessary if our computer is to be useful for its whole life. What are some ways to keep our computer up and running fast?

One way, and probably the most important, is to install proper anti-malware software on your system. It should be a program that can not only search for and delete malware on your computer but also protect you in real-time from being infected by it in the first place. So make sure that you get software that has both of these features, as some today do not. Malware can affect your computer in multiple ways. Many times it will cause it to run slower since it is using your computer’s memory resources. Viruses are known for deleting data that your computer needs to run efficiently. Once it is deleted, your computer may start to crawl or become totally unusable. Other types of malware, such as spyware, run in the background attempting to collect your personal data. Obviously, this will take a toll on your computer’s performance. Worms are often used to slow networks down by clogging up the data being transferred on over the network. So for these reasons, you do not want malware on your system at all.

So now we know the evils of malware. What about all of the other data on your computer? Over the course of a computer’s life, programs are installed, photographs and videos are transferred to its hard drive, office documents are written, pictures are drawn. What happens to all of those files? Well, they can start to cause your computer’s performance to noticeably drop. Why is that? When files are accessed on a computer, your computer may take the file and change its location on the memory when the file is being run. This allows your file to run faster at the time that it is being used. However, over time, a computer may take different files from one program and spread them all around your computer’s hard drive. This actually causes your computer to access these programs slower since it has to look at different areas of memory for all the files needed to run the program. To help with this computer problem, a program was created to put these files back into adjacent positions in the memory so that when the computer is accessing the hard drive to find these files, they are all in one spot. Thus, the computer does not have to look all over, cutting down on the time it takes to start a program. This program is called Disk Defragmenter.

Another way to keep your computer running correctly is to use other utilities that are built to Windows. These programs have changed names as new Windows versions have come out. Some of these tools are Scandisk and Check Disk. They are used to check for any disk errors on the hard drive that can ultimately kill it. If they find these errors, they will attempt to fix them. It would be a good habit to run these programs frequently, especially on older hard drives. If they detect many errors, then your hard drive may be close to failing.

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