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32 Amazing Facts About Computers

Computer is one of science’s most significant inventions. That is why it is so crucial in our lives. There are numerous advantages of using a computer. The best thing about this amazing device is that it has made everyone connected. With an internet-connected computer, you can communicate with anyone, anywhere in the world. It has expanded the business opportunities and provided a huge opportunity to learn new things. Anyone can be skilled in any subject. It has transformed education, medicine, business, banking, and government work. It has simplified our lives. We can now do a lot of things much faster than before.

  1. In 1837, Charles Babbage proposed the mechanical computer which could compute mathematical tables. The project was funded by the English government and was a failure.
  2. Ada Lovelace is known to be the world’s first computer programmer. She wrote the world’s first machine for an early computing machine that was only on paper. The algorithm was written in the 1840s.
  3. The ENIAC was the first programmable, electronic, general-purpose digital computer that was invented by J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly at the University of Pennsylvania. The computer was started construction in 1943 and was not completed until 1946. It occupied about 1800 square feet and used about 18000 vacuum tubes, which weighed about 50 tons.
  4. The first high-level programming language was Fortran. It was developed in 1956 by an IBM team headed by John Backus. Fortran became commercially available in 1957. It enabled computers to optimize commands 20 times more efficiently.
  5. In 1971, Intel produced the first microprocessor, which was a complete general-purpose CPU on a single chip. The 4004 was a 4-bit, 16-pin microprocessor that operated at a mighty 740KHz.
  6. Intel 4004 was capable of executing 92,600 instructions per second. It had a transistor count of 2,300.
  7. The creeper program was the first computer virus that was developed in 1971 by Bob Thomas of BBN. In actual, the program was designed to test if a self-replication program was possible.
  8. The full form of AMD is Advanced Micro Devices.
  9. AMD was founded in 1969; the however company released its first product in 1970 and went public two years later. In the mid-1970s, the company began producing computer chips.
  10. In the summer of 1969, UNIX was developed. Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, was born the same year.
  11. The floppy disk was invented by IBM in 1971. The floppy disk made it possible to easily load software and updates onto the computers.
  12. A small firm named MITS made the first personal computer, the Altair. This computer used Intel Corporation’s 8080 microprocessor and was developed in 1974.
  13. IBM introduced the first hard disk drive to break the 1GB barrier in 1980. It was called the IBM 3380 and could store 2.52GB (“2.52 billion characters of information,” according to IBM). Its cabinet was about the size of a refrigerator, and the whole thing weighed in at 550 pounds (250 kg).
  14. Sony introduced the 3 1/2-inch floppy in 1981.
  15. In 1988, Microsoft became the world’s largest PC software company based on sales.
  16. In 1992 When Microsoft Windows 3.1 was launched, 3 million copies were sold in the first two months.
  17. In 1993, Intel released the Pentium processor. It was a 60 MHz processor incorporating 3.2 million transistors and was sold for $ 878 apiece.
  18. In 1988, Microsoft became the world’s largest PC software company based on sales.
  19. The Pentium D was Intel’s first dual-core processor. It use to have 230 million transistors
  20. Core 2 Extreme X6800 was launched in the Q3 2006. It use to be one of the best processors of that time. It had 291 million transistors and was clocked at 2.93 GHz.
  21. The Athlon 64 X2 is the first dual-core desktop CPU manufactured by AMD and was released in 2007.
  22. Microsoft sold 450 million copies of Windows 7 from its launch in 2009 to September 2011.
  23. The raw materials needed to make a desktop computer includes 530 lb of fossil fuels,50 lb of chemicals, and 3,330 lb of water, which weigh two tons: about the same as a rhinoceros.
  24. Japan’s Fugaku is the fastest supercomputer in the world. The computer can conduct more than 442 quadrillion calculations per second.
  25. A refresh rate of 85 Hz on the monitor means that every single pixel is refreshed 85 times each second.
  26. A third of all the computers in the world contain at least one virus.
  27. Every day, the AV-TEST Institute registers over 350,000 new malicious programs (malware) and potentially unwanted applications (PUA).
  28. As of 2018, there were 100 million Macintosh computers on the globe.
  29. Till 2020 there were over 1139.23 million malware in the world.
  30. Till 2019 there are over 2 billion computers in the world, including servers, desktops, and laptops.
  31. 92 percent of the total currency of the world is sitting on computers in the digital form.
  32. There are more than 1 billion devices running on Windows 10.

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