The benefits of computer and pc software
Since the invention of computers in 19th century, life for us has been evolving to new heights continuously. With each year going forward, the advancements in the field have made our lives easier and efficient. Gone are the days where you would need to perform tricky math calculations or do your business projections on a white board or similar. No matter what field you may specialize in, the benefits of owning a computer really jump-started the technology trends that were years ahead of their time. Whether it’s related to manufacturing, from which automated computers can cut & finish metal parts to crafty 3D printing of precision plastic parts- all thanks to customized computer programs. Computers can record patient data from people with medical abnormalities and can further assist in the potential treatment by a simple matter of deduction. As for personal computing, kids could finally learn more about rocket simulations on a computer screen without having to build an actual rocket.
What made the computer so great?
It is not just the computer, but the software that it runs in the form as programs. For example: the earliest drawing programs used to draw lines based on commands given to the computer and it used to take at least 5 minutes just to draw a square. Now, you can do that freehand with a pen on a touchscreen laptop or tablet and in some cases is simply part of a program tool. It’s that easy. Another example would be using computer controls, which were activated by turning it on manually. Now you can lock and unlock your computer using a facial recognition program. Now it’s even commonplace to model an entire car or a house inside your computer using 3D modeling software like Solidworks, CATIA or lnventor -etc... In short, there’s a lot you can do now with software that was not possible just a decade or two ago.
So now that we have talked about software, what about hardware? Well, that field hasn’t been held back either. We are now privileged to use powerful hardware that also operates on super thin laptops that beats 10 home computers put together from the previous generation as far as speed and RAM. With each year, the hunger for more power hasn’t kept new innovations from slowing you down. And it has never been cheaper and easier to upgrade our hardware needs than right now. In short, the consumer has also been able to use this advanced hardware to its’ fullest extent. For example, most users now use shortcuts on their computers to perform smallest of tasks: such as opening your computer’s explorer by pressing the ‘windows key’ + ‘E’ or invoking run command using ‘windows key’ + ‘R’ on the keyboard. However even if we have managed to take giant leaps in this field, there are still traces of our past that still linger around, somewhat in limbo.
By past, I mean our current software still plays a part of the old software. You can find many software programs that are still in use after years or even decades of their legacy. One of the best examples would be Command Prompt which pretty much hasn’t changed ever since it was released in 1981 by Microsoft to access and apply commands in the computer without the use of graphical user interface. The latest version of Microsoft Windows still has this software among its’ glorious fleet of software applications. Microsoft office is another great example of this family. The suite was released in 1990 and 28 years later, we are finding it as our daily driver when it comes to basic office applications. And one more example can be Norton Anti-virus, built in 1991 to defend your PC against viruses and worms. All these years later, sure all these applications have evolved and changed the way they look appealing to modern styles. However, the roots still lie in the old software developed decades ago.
It’s hard to imagine that software that has been long been outdated is experiencing a resurgence of useful applications including the Batch file, which is increasingly popular in smartphones. Just as it works great for a PC, you can still run several programs and software all-in-one through the batch file program. This integration makes commands a lot faster in a compact mini-computer that probably has more operating power than your computer at home!
What are we doing now?
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Take a spin back in time
There is hardly a notion to think that Computers will ever take a step back. From the humble beginnings of black and white pixelated screens to 8K resolutions screens, from the beeping tones of dialing the internet through your computer modem to video calling your friends sitting miles away, it seems like a long journey for computers and PC software. We are still not done yet as this is still the beginning of another era where the computing will be all about portability and functionality. We already see super-miniaturized computers in the form of smartphones with us every day, handling our many tasks, keeping our schedules, imparting education and more. Not to forget- it’s being used to play games of all sorts. People are fascinated with video games and thrills or all sorts and good old fashioned games that began to appear as a download on the internet like SNES games including Super Mario, Pacman, and Mortal Combat. On the flip side, great arcade games like pinball, pachinko and who could forget those flashy one-arm bandits! Our personal favorite is this free site that lets you play these games instantly without a download. Best yet are the variety of penny arcade classics and old style Las Vegas themed blackjack, and now you can play most of them on your tablet or smartphone. Thus- the marvelous evolution of technology can be enjoyed in any form and has only revolutionized the way we live our lives now.