Computers Essays & Term Papers

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Microsoft a Monopoly? The potential breakup of the Microsoft Corporation is presently one of the most consuming issues in our society. The government has declared Microsoft a monopoly, and could possibly be broken up into three pieces. This has come as a shock to most everyone, because “Microsoft Windows” is usually the first thing that pops up on almost everyone’s computer when you first turn it on. The government says that Microsoft has violated the Sherman Antitrust Act of

Microsoft: THE COMPANY The thought of forming a company which supplies its customers with software, was a great idea--especially coming from a college dropout. Bill Gates, along with high-school friend Paul Allen, formed a software company in 1975. From the beginning, Microsoft had a tremendous potential to become a very successful corporation. Beginning with a revenue of sixteen thousand dollars, and three employees, Microsoft developed into a huge "money making machine." In its twenty

I feel this example shows supply and demand in addition to monopolistic competition. This entire ordeal is over a free browser that Microsoft includes with windows for free and gives out on the Internet for free just as Netscape and most other browser companies do. The government feels that Microsoft is creating a demand purely for their products by forcing its browser on suppliers and controlling prices. I have yet to see where Microsoft is charging extraordinary prices for any of these fre

Jonathan Cable Speech 2301Dom Bongiorni10 November 1998 Monopolize MicrosoftThe fact is inevitable; our lives have come to rely upon the computers that we use every day. We rely upon them to sort, send, and receive information in school, business, and even our personal lives. The computer industry is a highly competitive and risky business to get into mainly due to the competition that already exists in the field. At the top of the competition is software super giant Micr

Douglas Jun HaraguchiEdward ThomasMarketing Management AM101March 30, 1999Windows 95Microsoft was founded on April 4, 1975, as a partnership between William H. Gates III and Paul G. Allen, and it was incorporated on June 25, 1981. Since its foundation in 1975, Microsoft mission has been to "create software for personal computers that enriches and empowers people in the workplace, at school and at home." Microsoft's early vision of a computer on every desk and in every home, is t

Bill Gates Bill Gates has proven himself to be the wealthiest man alive. He initiated the monster computer software business called Microsoft and has produced the most widely used computer software programs to date. Bill Gates is a transgressive person meaning he has both helped society progressively and regressively. Bill Gates has progressively helped our society by introducing the basic operating system DOS in 1983. This basic operating system consisted of a single prompt, which allowed t

It is my intent to assess the Anti-Trust lawsuit brought against Bill Gates and Microsoft. . Essentially, Bill Gates position is that the government has no case against him, and he assumes a correct moral and legal posture. A key concern for government lawyers is Microsoft s ability to bundle additional functions into the Windows start-up menu, such as the Internet Explorer browser that gives users direct access to the World Wide Web. A few consumers pause even to consider the alternative

To the voting members of the United States Senatorial Investigative Council, en re Microsoft The names Rockefeller, Carnegie, Astor, Vanderbilt, and Whitney are synonymous with American big business and voluminous wealth. Each man not only led but dominated his industry by successfully and consistently producing the highest quality product which appealed to consumers not only practically, but financially; they were always one step ahead of their competition. Historically, Americans have alw

The electronic computer has been around for over a half-century, but its ancestors have been around for 2000 years. From abacus to our modern souped up computer with the Intel Pentium III processor the computer has come an incredibly long way. One of the most significant events that would affect it’s development would be the teaming up of IBM and Microsoft to create a new operating system for the microcomputer. The synergy of these two corporations would change the way we compu

Bill Gates What does it take to be the richest man? It is obvious that you don t need to be extremely attractive or even good looking at all. You only have to have a great idea, you have to be an obsessive workaholic, and you have to be willing to beat and crush all of your competitors. Also being a genius, and being in the right place at the right time may help too. Someone that has seemed to accomplish all of these is now the Chief Executive Officer of the Microsoft Corporation and goes by

Joseph Economics This paper will show my opinion of Microsoft being branded a monopoly. I feel this example shows supply and demand in addition to monopolistic competition. This entire ordeal is over a free browser that Microsoft includes with windows for free and gives out on the internet for free just as Netscape and most other browser companies do. The government feels that Microsoft is creating a demand purely for their products by forcing its browser on suppliers and controlli

Bill Gates, the wealthiest man in North America. Readers Digest did a well brought out biography the most well know man in the business today, but doesn’t go into his role in Microsoft itself, but rather in his home life and how he got so smart at what he does. Everything between him as a child dreaming of the perfect computer system (and making his own) to his early stages to making Microsoft, including his family lift, his marriage to his wife and having his first child, Jennif

Many people, with the government are trying to label Microsoft as a monopoly. Why is there any delay going around doing that? There is no reason to brand Microsoft as a monopoly. There is part of monopolistic competition and supply-demand acting on this case. The whole trial is about the free internet browser, Internet Explorer, that Microsoft gives out free and includes with its Operating system, Windows. Netscape does the same marketing of its product except that it does not have any

Victoria (queen) (1819-1901), queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1837-1901) and empress of India (1876-1901). Her reign was the longest of any monarch in British history and came to be known as the Victorian era. Queen Victoria was the official head of state not only of the United Kingdom but also of the growing worldwide British Empire, which included Canada, Australia, India, New Zealand, and large parts of Africa. As the personal embodiment of her kingdom, V

Name and Type: -Microsot Word 2000 -Word Processor Producer/Maker: -Microsoft Corporation -The creator of the popular Windows operating system founded by Bill Gates. Price: (http://www.microsoft.com/office/order/pricing.htm, 2000) Microsoft Word 2000 is generally purchased as a part of the Office 2000 package. The New User/Retail Upgrade Price when purchased with the: -Premium Package (including: Word, Excel, Outlook, - -Publisher, Small Business Tools, Access, PowerPoint, F

When one thinks of computer software, one must think of Microsoft. In fact if you use a computer, chances are that you will have some type of program on there that is developed by Microsoft. The CEO, chairman, cofounder, and owner of 147 billion shares of Microsoft is Bill Gates. William Henry Gates III was born in the midst of a scenic Seattle on Thursday, October 28, 1995 to his parents Mary and William Henry Gates Jr. His childhood was uneventful and was well raised. He went to

Comparing Microsoft Operating Systems : 95/98/NT This report is centered on the similarities and differences of the three major operating systems provided by Microsoft during the previous decade. There were and will always be changes and upgrades some of the information may not be current, as these systems have had certain upgrade modules that may not covered. Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT all have related functionality but they differ in many ways. All three of these pro

The Microsoft Dilemma During the early 1980 s, a Seattle based company named Microsoft began it s business campaign. Lead by a young computer programmer, Bill Gates, Microsoft would soon become the largest computer software maker in the world. This title did not come without a heavy price. Many of the corporations that contributed to Microsoft s domination of the software market are now filing lawsuits claiming unfair business practices. Besides these corporations, the U.S. government and

There is a company down in Silicon Valley that seems to think it needs to produce more and more CPUs to push to the public to buy them when they are not needed. Intel has to market things but when they push so much for things that aren’t necessary such as a newer version of the one before. The company is called Intel and they have a very fast growing market that they like to have control of. Two weeks after you buy one of their products they want you to think it’s obsolete and n

"550 MHz of Power VS A 486 Loser" Having a Pentium III 550 computer is very convenient for your everyday life. Compared to a 486 computer that has about 100 MHz of power, the most, a Pentium III 550 is much faster and reliable. It is reliable in terms of not losing your files due to memory failure. With a Pentium III 550 you could do things you never thought you could do with a computer, you can surf the Internet much faster, because of the speed that the computer can give

The recent release of the Intel Pentium III has consumers as well as businesses concerned about the privacy of the computer world. The controversial issue is a feature in the Pentium III chip known as a Processor Serial Number or PSN. It identifies individual machines connected to the internet by way of a unique number embedded in the chip. According to Intel the PSN will be used to identify users in electronic commerce and other net-based applications. The PSN will be used

AMD vs. Pentium A couple of years ago when Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) introduced it s K5 microprocessor, the phrase too little, too late was plastered across their name countless times. At that time, if anyone were to name an underdog to the Intel dominated microprocessor market, Cyrix with their dirt-cheap 5x86 processor would have been the favorite. Intel had been the only processor that could handle day-to-day functions at reasonable speeds. Such simple tasks as word processing and

NAME: Article Applying to Marketing The article I am writing the essay on “Is The Tech Out Of Steam”, it can be found on pages 30 - 32 in the March 15, 1999 issue of Business Week. The article was about how the demand and profits for the computer industry might be slipping. This opinion began being felt on Feb. 16th when Hewlett-Packard Co. and Dell Computer Corp. announced quarterly results were down. That disappointed Wall Street and their stock prices were

Apple and Gateway 2000 Most people think that computer are the same. That the only difference is the computers names. And that buying a cheaper one is the same as the more expensive ones. But this is not true there are a lot of differences when it comes to buying a computer. Apple and Gateway are two of the top makes of personal computers. They have a lot of thing that are similarly but what make them different is the processors then uses. All Gateway computers come with 128MB of memory, b

I. History of Intel Corporation [Back to Top] Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, who had left Fairchild Semiconductor, founded Intel Corporation in 1968. The current chairman of Intel, Andy Grove, had also come from Fairchild to become Intel's 4th employee. Their first commercial product was the 3101 Schottky bipolar 64-bit static random access memory (SRAM) chip, and it was moderately successful. The success of Intel didn't come until the early 1970's. Intel was a company founded on t

If there is one piece of technology in this world today that has been through thousands of revolutions and evolutions in the past several decades, it is the computer. The basis of all computers is the microprocessor, which is integrated on the motherboard which functions as the computer s nucleus or brain. The microprocessor has evolved heavily since Intel s discovery of the 4004 in 1971 to the present Pentium III class processors. Even today, the speed, complexity, versatility, and efficiency

This article mainly deals with the microprocessor chip, which is the computer's brain. This computer chip is responsible for the majority of the computers functions, it's commonly referred to as the Central Processing Unit (CPU). It receives and executes your instructions and determines if your computer understands software written for a Personal Computer (PC) or a Macintosh (MAC). The CPU chip size is small, about half the size of a business card, and just as small as your thumb

The processor world used to be only Intel, now there is another contender, AMD (Advanced Micro Devices). A couple years ago when AMD first made its way into the scene there were many incompatibility problems with AMD processors and programs. However due to changes in the design these incompatibility problems no longer plague the AMD line of processors. But it is a known fact that an AMD equivalent of any Intel processor is about 30 to 50 MHz slower than the Intel counterpart. Up until rece

User manual: Technical Specifications: I have designed, as I have already mentioned a system that uses a spreadsheet to record rentals, costs and profit and also calculate the revenue, maintenance costs, profit, profit in percentage and totals of the mentioned values. To be able to explain this more clearly this letter will start from the beginning of how the system has been made. Firstly we have been presented with the cost of rentals and also with the costs and profit of each catego

TO: Small Online Investors, Stock Owners, and Consumers FROM: Dmitry Podkuiko DATE: November 21, 2000 SUBJECT: DDR-SDRAM vs. Rambus RDRAM______________________________ INTRODUCTION The purpose of this report is to provide small online investors, stock owners, and consumers with information on stocks investment into memory manufacturers and processor manufacturers. Computer industry is moving away from old SDRAM memory standard and is looking for a new industry standard. Changing a

If there is one piece of technology in this world today that has been through thousands of revolutions and evolutions in the past several decades, it is the computer. The basis of all computers is the microprocessor, which is integrated on the motherboard which functions as the computer’s nucleus or brain. The microprocessor has evolved heavily since Intel’s discovery of the 4004 in 1971 to the present Pentium III class processors. Even today, the speed, complexity, versatil

David Pawlowski Intel 1998 Financial Status Company Info: Intel Corp was founded in 1968, in the state of California. Intel is an independent company; it is not a subsidiary, nor does it have subsidiaries. Furthermore, it is well known for its microprocessors for PCs, chipsets, flash memory, embedded control chips, and network communications products. The purchasers of the products are original equipment manufacturers, PC users, and other manufacturers. Intel makes computer hardware

Van Lee3/8/99 Why were computers invented? Why were computers invented? Many people have asked themselves this very question. Why do you think computers were invented? I think they were invented for many different purposes. During this report I am going to discuss three sub-topics. The first sub-topic I am going to discuss is Who invented the early computers? In that section I am going to discuss who invented some of the early computers and what the name of the computers were. Th

Advancements in Computers in the Last Ten Years English 11 Hour 6 Mrs.Winn March 21, 2001 Lipske 2 Computers date back all the way to 300B.C. with the invention of the abacus. This was a calculating devise to do math and it made the people of that time lives a lot easier. That is what the computers of today do but so much more. I will start at the basics of computers while trying not to boar you. The first real computer that actually made calculations was the ENIAC that was made b

Privacy on the Internet Ever feel like you are being watched? How about having the feeling like some one is following you home from school? Well that is what it will be like if users do not have the privacy on the Internet they deserve. EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center), a advocacy group that has been fighting the Clinton Administration for tougher online consumer protection laws, and other privacy protection agencies have formed to protect the rights and privileges of the Inter

In our report we hope to provide a helpful and detailed guide to buying a personal computer. Our aim is to be able to meet our student’s needs without exceeding our budget. We will cover input, output and storage devices and provide a realistic and practical advice for the buyer. We have chosen to find two PC’s within our budget one of the PC’s is a bottom of the range inexpensive PC from PC World which may seem like you are getting a deal. However, when we have concluded our re

1. Investigate the instruction set and architectural features of a modern RISC processor such as the Digital Equipment Corporation Alpha or Motorola/IBM PowerPC. In what ways does it differ from the architecture of the Intel Pentium processor family? The main difference between the architectures of Digital Equipment Corporation's (DEC) Alpha and Intel's Pentium processors are the instruction sets. In this paper I intend on defining both RISC and CISC processors. In doing this I will be

I went with the Intel Pentium III CPU with 450 MHz because it offered solid value for high clock frequency and Cache size, and also I got Texas Mother board with the latest chipset and 3D graphics processing features. The Memory I chose has 128 MB capacity, which is good for graphic. The type of memory is SDRAM which is the fastest memory. This computer has IBM HDD, which has lowest access time to transfer data. And the total amount of storage that the drive can hold is 18 GB. It also

It is hard to imagine that there is any other processor than Intel. There is a processor called AMD (advanced micro devices) currently leading in the silicon race for the fastest processor at an affordable price. No longer shall Intel lead the market when AMD makes its name superior. A CPU is a microprocessor that is generally constructed with millions of tiny switches called transistors that are imbedded in silicon. The outer shell is ceramic with gold pins protruding out of the processor to

COSC 1401.004 TTH Mrs. Armstrong April 29, 1998 Buying a Computer Choosing the computer components What should I look for? First I will consider of the following components since the are the most important components to in order to help the computer work faster and better. - Processor (MHz)- Memory- CD-ROM Now, we have already established the necessity of a computer, and we have decided where one should go to purchase a computer. What else do we need to know? Well, a stu

"A corporation is a business that, although owned by one or more investors, legally has the rights and duties of an individual. Corporations have the right to buy, sell, and own property. Corporations may make legal contracts, hire and fire workers, set prices, and be sued, fined, and taxed. A business must obtain a charter of incorporation from a state legislature or Congress to be legally recognized as a corporation."(Watson, p211) While corporations didn't exist until the mid to late

Buying a Computer today is much more complicated then it was ten years ago. The choices we have are abundant, and the information we must gather to make those choices is much greater. The average consumer is a more educated buyer; they at least have some ideas of what they want in a computer. Yet, we must still ask ourselves these significant questions; such as: What will the primary function of my computer be? What computer components should I consider at the time of purchase? How mu

Advanced Micro Devices How It Stands In The Market Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer, communications markets, and an employer of over 13,000 employees. AMD produces variety of products, such as, microprocessor chips, flash memories, programmable logic devices, embedded chips, nonvolatile memories, and products for communications and networking applications. AMD is most noted for it s development of super-fast a

kobi fankulo i/6 It's began more than 20 years ago, Apple 2 , the computer of Jobs Wazniac appeared the innovations were surprising . Friendly computer with keyboard and surface that you can put a monitor above , 4K memory and dos that constant from the boot , that fixed in the memory Rom . The most great innovation was channel Bus that every one can built for himself stuck cards , that's how began the I . B . M suitable industry . In 1981 an I . B . M p.c appear P.

Fifth Generation Computers Scott Martino Ever since computers first came into production, they have been evolving. The Commodore 64 and Apple computers have dominated the very first computer market. Today, there are many companies in the computer industry fighting for technology supremacy. And since the beginning, every new generation of computers has dominatedover the old ones. When they first came out, each jump in technology took awhile, but nowadays, the technology changes daily. Fif

I am researching desktop computers. There are several reasons I am interested in buying a new computer. First of all, the one I currently own is sorely outdated. I need a faster computer to keep up with my continuing education in computer sciences. It will be very tedious and hard to further my education in computers with one that is not up to date with current technology. I also use my computer for various entertainment purposes such as music, games, and socializing. It is very hard

Purpose The first thing I wanted to do for this project was to determine how the computer system I chose was going to be used. I wanted to purchase a personal computer system, with monitor and printer that I could use to do Web-based research. The research will be done out of my house. It will be primarily based on comparing different start-up companies to determine investments for the future. Since I determined that all my research was going to be over the Internet, it was importa

Research and development is an important process for business today. Consumers needs and wants are always changing and so it is vital for the business to meet these demands with R&D to hopefully exceed customer expectations. It is also important for businesses to keep with advances such and technological and medical. Otherwise they will be left behind in the competition. As before, R&D is very important and relies on market research information. After the research the company has to have

1. Andy Grove and his role in Intel’s Success When I think of Intel, I think of Andrew Grove. That may be due to my age, and the fact that I was too young in 1968 to know that Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce, pioneers in the semiconductor industry, had left Fairchild Semiconductor to form Intel Corporation. But I believe that my association of Grove with Intel is due more to the tremendous influence that he has had on the company as the official and unofficial overseer of Intel’s i

Computers are now became one of the essential part of our life, we give our lives to the computers on everyday basis: while driving the car, flying the airplane, crossing the road, riding the elevator, you name it. Computers are now taking part of our life, they ease our work, they provide entertainment for us, and lots of other things. Internet is now one of the essential part of living in this country and it also powered by the computers. But, have you ever thought what makes the computer to