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Microsoft Windows is a series of graphical interface operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft. Microsoft introduced an operating environment named Windows on November 20, 1985 as an add-on to MS-DOS in response to the growing interest in graphical user interfaces (GUIs). Microsoft Windows came to dominate the world's personal computer market, overtaking Mac OS, which had been introduced in 1984. The most recent client version of Windows is Windows 7; the most recent server version is Windows Server 2008 R2; the most recent mobile version is Windows Phone 7.5.
Multimedia is media and content that uses a combination of different content forms. The term can be used as a noun (a medium with multiple content forms) or as an adjective describing a medium as having multiple content forms. The term is used in contrast to media which use only rudimentary computer display such as text-only, or traditional forms of printed or hand-produced material. Multimedia includes a combination of text, audio, still images, animation, video, or interactivity content forms. Multimedia is usually recorded and played, displayed or accessed by information content processing devices, such as computerized and electronic devices, but can also be part of a live performance. Multimedia (as an adjective) also describes electronic media devices used to store and experience multimedia content. Multimedia is distinguished from mixed media in fine art; by including audio, for example, it has a broader scope. The term "rich media" is synonymous for interactive multimedia. Hypermedia can be considered one particular multimedia application.
A personal computer (PC) is any general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and original sales price make it useful for individuals, and which is intended to be operated directly by an end-user with no intervening computer operator. This contrasted with the batch processing or time-sharing models which allowed larger, more expensive minicomputer and mainframe systems to be used by many people, usually at the same time. The hardware is the physical components that comprise a standard personal computer. Examples of personal computer hardware include video cards, sound cards, network cards, hard disk drives, removable media such as CD, DVD-ROM, and DVD-RAM drives.
Broadband is an Internet service type that provides a much quicker connection rate to the Internet. The industry term is High Speed Internet. There are two kinds of broadband Internet. The first is DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) Internet and the second is Cable Internet.
What Are The Different Kinds Of Internet Service Providers?
There are three kinds of Internet service providers. The first is a dialup Internet service provider in which people connect through a standard telephone line and dialup modem. The second is a DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) Internet service provider in which people connect through a standard telephone line but the Internet signal is actually passed through a high speed DSL modem before it reaches a computer or network. The third kind of Internet provider is cable Internet. This type of Internet provider provides Internet access through the same coaxial cabling used to broadcast television signals on your television set.
DSL is an acronynm for digital subscriber line and connects computers to DSL internet service providers. This connection requires the use of a telephone line to communicate with a central office. The central office then relays the Internet signals and data back and forth to various customer's computers. These workstation computers communicate back and forth with server computers to establish connectivity. All information that travels through various server computers must also pass through a central high speed data centre. Bell Sympatico is a great example of a leading edge broadband service provider.
The cable broadband connection works by sending Internet signals through your television's cable line to a cable modem connection. Individuals that use a cable modem connection require a cable modem, a box that converts the Internet signal from the cable company into a format usable by home computer networks and workstations. The signal on this line is usually the same line used to broadcast tv signals on your television set. The Rogers company offers a fast cable Internet access type.
When connecting through a Dialup connection you are asking your computer to dial a phone number to authenticate your Internet account with your provider's security infastructure. Once your computer and account has been authenticated you are free to surf the web, check e-mail, and do whatever else can be done on the Net.
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