Computer Revolution

Oct 25, 2009 1:39 am
by Alex

In the 80’s, computer cost several ten thousands dollars

The 90’s, computer price drops several thousands dollars
And then when the millennium computers only cost under ten thousands dollars
By the end of the year 2009 computers now only cost few thousands dollars
but how do we choose a computer for our self…
Some guide lines for myself here
– home use VS mobility
  • Workstation
  • Notebook – now days some Notebook are make to replace workstation, the advantage is less cabling, but the disadvantage is hard to upgrade, but in now days, we do not upgrade computer much, we replace computers (v.v|||)
  • Netbook – highly mobility, since the Netbook is made to complete the cost so the calculation speed still cannot complete with a normal notebook
– documents work or 3D graphic gamming
  • Workstation for documents
  • Workstation + graphical display card for gamming
Some softwares must have
– Operating System
  • Windows XP Home or Pro
  • Windows Vista Home or Business
  • Winsows 7 Home or Pro
  • Open source Linux systems – Fedora, Ubuntu, etc…
– Office applications
  • MS Office 2007
  • Open Office 3.11
  • Google Docs
– Anti Virus softwares
  • Norton
  • Nod32
  • Kaspersky
  • etc…
– Communication softwares
  • Windows Live messenger
  • Skype
– Multimedia editing softwares
  • Picasa 3
  • Windows Live Photo Gallery
– Cloud computing services
  • Google – Include gmail, google docs, google calendar, google site, picasa online, online storage, blogger
  • Windows Live (Hotmail) – Include hotmail, spaces, groups, skyDrive
  • Yahoo