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Personal Computer
A personal computer (PC) is a multi-purpose computer A computer is a machine that can be programmed to Execution (computing), carry out sequences of arithmetic or logical operations automatically. Modern computers can perform generic sets of operations known as Computer program, programs. These ... whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use. Personal computers are intended to be operated directly by an end user In product development, an end user (sometimes end-user) is a person who ultimately uses or is intended to ultimately use a product. The end user stands in contrast to users who support or maintain the product, such as sysop A sysop (; an abbrev ..., rather than by a computer expert or technician A technician is a worker in a field of technology who is proficient in the relevant skill and technique, with a relatively practical understanding of the theoretical principles. Specialisation The term technician covers many different sp ...
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IBM Personal Computer
The IBM Personal Computer (model 5150, commonly known as the IBM PC) is the first computer released in the IBM PC model line and the basis for the IBM PC compatible IBM PC compatible computers are similar to the original IBM PC The IBM Personal Computer (model 5150, commonly known as the IBM PC) is the first computer released in the IBM PC model line and the basis for the IBM PC compatible IBM PC c ... de facto standard. Released on August 12, 1981, it was created by a team of engineers and designers directed by Don Estridge Philip Donald Estridge (June 23, 1937 – August 2, 1985), known as Don Estridge, was an American computer engineer who led development of the original IBM Personal Computer (PC), and thus is known as the "father of the IBM PC". His decisions dram ... in Boca Raton, Florida Boca Raton ( ), is the southernmost city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. It was first incorporated on August 2, 1924, as "Bocaratone," and then incorporat ...
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Crystal Project Computer
A crystal or crystalline solid is a solid Solid is one of the four fundamental states of matter 4 (four) is a number A number is a mathematical object A mathematical object is an abstract concept arising in mathematics. In the usual language of mathematics, an ''object'' is an ... material whose constituents (such as atom An atom is the smallest unit of ordinary matter In classical physics and general chemistry, matter is any substance that has mass and takes up space by having volume. All everyday objects that can be touched are ultimately composed of ato ...s, molecule A molecule is an electrically Electricity is the set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and motion Image:Leaving Yongsan Station.jpg, 300px, Motion involves a change in position In physics, motion is the phenomenon ...s, or ion An ion () is an atom An atom is the smallest unit of ordinary matter In classical physics and general chemistry, ...
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Apple Inc
Apple Inc. is an American multinational Multinational may refer to: * Multinational corporation, a corporate organization operating in multiple countries * Multinational force, a military body from multiple countries * Multinational state, a sovereign state that comprises two or more nat ... technology company A technology company (or tech company) is an electronics Electronics comprises the physics, engineering, technology and applications that deal with the emission, flow and control of electrons in vacuum and matter. It uses active devices to contr ... headquartered in Cupertino, California Cupertino ( ) is a city in Santa Clara County, California, United States, directly west of San Jose on the western edge of the Santa Clara Valley The Santa Clara Valley is a geologic trough in Northern California Northern California (col ..., that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics Consumer electronics or home electronics are electronic Electronic ma ...
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International Data Group
International Data Group, Inc. (IDG) is an American media, events and research company headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts Needham ( ) is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. A suburb of Boston, its population was 32,091 at the 2020 U.S. Census. It is home of Olin College. History Early settlement Needham was first settled in ... focused on the tech landscape. It is a wholly owned by Blackstone, an American alternative investment An alternative investment is an investment To invest is to allocate money Image:National-Debt-Gillray.jpeg, In a 1786 James Gillray caricature, the plentiful money bags handed to King George III are contrasted with the beggar whose legs an ... management company. Founded in 1964, it is made up of International Data Corporation (IDC) and IDG Communications; the latter includes the brands '' CIO'', ''Computerworld ''Computerworld'' (abbreviated as CW) is an ongoing decades old professional publi ...
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Macworld
''Macworld'' is a web site dedicated to products and software of Apple Inc. Apple Inc. is an American multinational Multinational may refer to: * Multinational corporation, a corporate organization operating in multiple countries * Multinational force, a military body from multiple countries * Multinational state, a ..., published by Mac Publishing ''Macworld'' is a web site dedicated to products and software of Apple Inc. Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, co ..., which is headquartered in San Francisco, California. It started life as a print magazine in 1984 and had the largest audited circulation (both total and newsstand) of Macintosh-focused magazines in North America, more than double its nearest competitor, ''MacLife ''MacLife'' (stylized as ''Mac, Life'') is an American monthly magazine published by Future US Future US, Inc. ...
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CBS Interactive
ViacomCBS Streaming (formerly CBS Digital Media Group, then CBS Interactive) is an American media division of ViacomCBS ViacomCBS Inc. is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment Entertainment is a form of activity that holds the attention and interest In finance Finance is the study of financial institutions, financial ... that oversees the operations of its streaming Streaming media is multimedia Multimedia is a form of communication that combines different content forms such as text, audio, images, animations, or video into a single presentation, in contrast to traditional mass media, such as printed ... services and Internet The Internet (or internet) is the global system of interconnected computer networks that uses the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to communicate between networks and devices. It is a ''internetworking, network of networks'' that consist ... brands. It is an online content network for i ...
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CNET
''CNET'' (short for "Computer Network"), stylised C, net, is an American media website that publishes reviews, news, articles, blogs, podcasts, and videos on technology and consumer electronics Consumer electronics or home electronics are electronic Electronic may refer to: *Electronics Electronics comprises the physics, engineering, technology and applications that deal with the emission, flow and control of electrons in vacuum ... globally, owned by Red Ventures Red Ventures is an American media company and is the owner of Lonely Planet Lonely Planet is a large travel guide book A guide book or travel guide is "a book of information about a place designed for the use of visitors or tourists". It wi ... since 2020. Founded in 1994 by Halsey Minor Halsey Minor is one of the digital media pioneers, known for starting CNET in 1993, the first comprehensive consumer-facing technology content publisher. He is the founder or co-founder of the technology companie ...
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Computerworld
''Computerworld'' (abbreviated as CW) is an ongoing decades old professional publication which in 2014 "went digital." Its audience is information technology (IT) and business technology professionals, and is available via a publication website and as a digital magazine. As a printed weekly during the 1970s and into the 1980s, ''Computerworld'' was the leading trade publication in the data processing industry. Indeed, based on circulation and revenue it was one of the most successful trade publications in any industry. Later in the 1980s it began to lose its dominant position. It is published in many countries around the world under the same or similar names. Each country's version of ''Computerworld'' includes original content and is managed independently. The parent company of Computerworld US is IDG Communications International Data Group, Inc. (IDG) is an American media, events and research company headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts focused on the tech landscape. It ...
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Macintosh
The Macintosh (mainly Mac since 1998) is a family of personal computer A personal computer (PC) is a multi-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use. Personal computers are intended to be operated directly by an end user, rather than by a computer expert or technician ...s designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple Inc. Apple Inc. is an American multinational Multinational may refer to: * Multinational corporation, a corporate organization operating in multiple countries * Multinational force, a military body from multiple countries * Multinational state, a ... (originally as Apple Computer, Inc.) since January 1984. The original Macintosh is the first successful mass-market all-in-one All in One or All-in-One may refer to: Computing * All-in-one PC, a desktop computer with the monitor and computer in the same case * All-in-one printer or multifunction printer * ALL-IN-1, an office automation software package from D ...
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Initialism
An acronym is a word In linguistics Linguistics is the scientific study of language A language is a structured system of communication used by humans, including speech (spoken language), gestures (Signed language, sign language) and writing. Most lang ... or name formed from the initial components of a longer name or phrase, usually using individual initial letters, as in NATO The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO, ; french: Organisation du traité de l'Atlantique nord, ), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental organization, intergovernmental military alliance between 27 European ... (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) or EU (European Union), but sometimes using syllables, as in Benelux The Benelux Union ( nl, Benelux Unie; french: Union Benelux; lb, Benelux-Unioun), also known as simply Benelux, is a politico ''Politico'', known originally as ''The Politico'', is an American political journalism Politic ...
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Digital Revolution
The Digital Revolution (also known as the Third Industrial Revolution) is the shift from mechanical Mechanical may refer to: Machine * Mechanical system A machine is any physical system with ordered structural and functional properties. It may represent human-made or naturally occurring device molecular machine A molecular machine, nan ... and analogue electronic technology Technology ("science of craft", from Greek#REDIRECT Greek Greek may refer to: Greece Anything of, from, or related to Greece Greece ( el, Ελλάδα, , ), officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in Southeast Europe. I ... to digital electronics Digital electronics is a field of electronics The field of electronics is a branch of physics and electrical engineering that deals with the emission, behaviour and effects of electrons The electron is a subatomic particle In physica ... which began in the latter half of the 20th century, with the adoption an ...
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Linux
Linux ( or ) is a family of open-source Open source is source code that is made freely available for possible modification and redistribution. Products include permission to use the source code, design documents, or content of the product. The open-source model is a decentralized softwar ... Unix-like A Unix-like (sometimes referred to as UN*X or *nix) operating system An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware, computer software, software resources, and provides common daemon (computing), services for compu ... operating system An operating system (OS) is system software System software is software designed to provide a platform for other software. Examples of system software include operating systems like macOS macOS (; previously Mac OS X and later ...s based on the Linux kernel The Linux kernel is a free and open-source Free and open-source software (FOSS) is software that is both free software and ope ...
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