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Monday, 12 September 2016

Few Facts about Computer



1. You cannot create a folder named "CON"  in Microsoft Windows , dont believe me try and
and see for yourself.

2. The first  ever commercial antivirus programme made was McAfee  developed by john McAfee.

3. According to oxford dictionary the first use of the word computer was made in 1613 in a book called The Yong Mans Gleanings by an English writer Braithwait and the term refered to a person who carried out calculations and computations.

4. The first computer, ENIAC contained 17,468 vacuum tubes, 7200 crystal diodes, 1500 relays, 70,000 resistors, 10,000 capacitors and approximately 5,000,000 hand-soldered joints. It weighed more than  27 tons, was roughly 2.4m × 0.9m × 30m  in size, occupied 167m2 ) and consumed 150 kW of electricity.

5. The first mechanical computer was invented by Charles babbage who is also called the father of 
computer but it was a failure but the first successful analytical computer was developed by his son 
Henry Babbage.

6. A computer virus is a type of self replicating computer programme and the first ever computer virus detected was the "Creeper Virus" identified in ARPANET.

7. Von Neumann's design for a self-reproducing computer program is considered the world's first computer virus, and he is considered to be the theoretical "father" of computer virology.

8 . More than 80% of the emails sent daily are spams.

9. The Sunway TaihuLight is fastest super computer present in china with a LINPACK benchmark rating of 93 petaflops.

10 . Larry Teslor is a computer scientist who invented Copy and Paste.