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January 31, 2014 by

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.

July 29, 2013 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.

August 24, 2011 by

HP unveils Compaq 8200 Elite all-in-one business PC

HP has introduced a new all-in-one desktop PC for businesses, the Compaq 8200 Elite.The computer, announced on Monday, comes in configurations that can include Intel's second-generation Core vPro technology, allowing remote IT management.

August 12, 2011 by

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 11, 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.


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