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My first personal computer: the Apple II

In 1977 I decided to buy a computer. Microsoft and Apple were newly founded, the IBM PC was years away and there were no killer apps. It took over a year, but I had to have one and it changed my life.

January 31, 2014 by

Memory lane: Remembering the Compaq Portable

In 1983 three former Texas Instruments executives launched the first IBM PC compatible computer that was the beginning of the mobile PC industry. The Compaq Portable demonstrated that mobile computers were the wave of the future.

July 29, 2013 by

ASCII Reference Guide - Free

The American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) is a character-encoding scheme based on the ordering of the English...

October 20, 2013 by Athcan

The Last Mission

Old computer games couldn't be won. They just got harder and faster until you died. Try it yourself with The Last Mission!The Last...

August 6, 2013 by Alexey Pavlov

Happy 30th birthday, IBM PC (and clicky keyboard)

It's 30 years since IBM launched the IBM Personal Computer, setting a standard for business computing that is still recognisable today. Indeed, the PC has become a platform for the vast majority of home computing, for education, and for all kinds of industrial and commercial purposes from the factory floor to digital signage systems -- the ones that are meant to say Flight 647 is about to depart from Terminal 5 but we all love to see displaying an odd Windows command or a Blue Screen of Death.

August 12, 2011 by

The PC is dying, long live the PC

The PC is set to dwindle into technological irrelevance as mobile devices become ever more sophisticated, according to an IBM executive.Mark Dean, chief technology officer for IBM's Middle East and Africa division and one of the designers of IBM's first PC, delivered his assessment of the platform in a blogpost on Wednesday.

August 11, 2011 by

30 years on, how Bill Gates saw MS-DOS

It will soon be the 30th anniversary of the launch of the world-changing IBM PC in August 1981, and technically it's also the 30th anniversary of MS-DOS, which was about to appear as IBM's PC DOS. This dominated the operating system business until Microsoft launched Windows 95.

July 31, 2011 by

Cracking Open the IBM PC Jr.

The PC Jr. was IBM's attempt to tap into the budding home personal computer market of 1983. While the PC Jr. had many positives with regard to the general home user, it also had several limitations that doomed it in the marketplace. I bought my PC Jr. in 1985 from my older brother who never quite figured out what to do with it. Feeling nostalgic, I decided to Crack Open the IBM PC Jr. to see what was actually in the case.

March 1, 2011 by

First Look: Toshiba Portege R700

It’s hard to get excited about a thin-and-light notebook PC when you’ve been carrying them around for more than a decade. However, when Toshiba unveiled the R700, it impressed even a cynical old Portégé and IBM ThinkPad user like me, so I borrowed one.

July 6, 2010 by

Hewlett-Packard is the PC leader and has a wide range of business ranging from printing to software to enterprise servers. HP also is a major services player via the acquisition of EDS. HP's primary rival is IBM and CEO Mark Hurd aims to sell customers an entire stack of hardware, software and services. To Hurd, scale and efficiency is everything.

June 2, 2010 by

IBM's new eX5 server design: can you cope?

So IBM, inventor of the PC, with Tuesday's launch of the eX5 range, has finally decided that it's moving its nominally PC-based servers one more step away from the standard x86 PC architecture. In doing so, it has put clear blue water between it and the rest of the x86 server market, a gap that was narrowing as other players gained share through economies of scale.

March 4, 2010 by

IBM is innovating in servers again

It's good to see IBM has returned to the world of x86 server innovation with its latest eX5 line of servers announced this week. Shortly after IBM sold off its PC business to Lenovo, rumors began to circulate that its System x business wouldn’t be far behind and evidence abounded that the rumors might be true.

March 2, 2010 by

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