Outline of computers

Computers  – programmable machines designed to automatically carry out sequences of arithmetic or logical operations. The sequences of operations can be changed easily, with more than one problem.

What  type  of thing is a computer?

Computers can be described as follows:

  • Tools –
    • Machines –
      • Business machines –
  • Systems –

Types of computers

  • Mainframe computer –
    • Super computer –
  • Midrange computer –
  • Personal computer –
    • Microcomputer –
  • Computer appliance –
    • Business machine –
  • Information appliance –
    • Smartphone –
    • Smart TV –

Computer architecture

Computer architecture –

Computer components

  • Motherboard –
  • Processor –
    • Graphics processor –
    • RAM –
  • ROM –
    • Floppy disk –
    • Hardrive –
  • Input devices –
    • Keyboard –
      • Keyboard technology –
      • Projection keyboard –
      • Roll-up keyboard
      • Virtual keyboard –
      • Wireless keyboard –
    • Mouse –

Computer performance

  • Computer performance by orders of magnitude

Computing

See: Outline of computing

Computer science

See: Outline of computer science

History of computers

History of Computing Hardware

  • Analog computers
  • History of computer components
    • Punched cards
    • History of general purpose CPUs
    • History of the floppy disk
  • History of personal computers

Computers and culture

  • Social media
    • same

Computer industry

Computer manufacturing

  • List of computer hardware manufacturers

HP, Toshiba, Dell, Apple, Acer, Asus.

Computer engineering

See: Outline of computer engineering

Software industry

  • Personal computers
    • Microsoft
    • Apple
    • Linux
  • Business computers
    • IBM
    • Oracle
  • Internet
    • Google
    • Facebook
    • Yahoo!
    • AOL
    • ebay
      • PayPal

Software development

Software development –

  • List of software development philosophies
  • Programming Language

Software engineering

See: Outline of software engineering

Computer organizations

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Computer publications

Computer magazines –  See List of
Online  Computer Magazines  –

  • CNET
    • ZDNet
  • Wired.com
    • Wired.co.uk
  • Huffington Post
    • Techcrunch
    • Engadget
  • News Corp
    • All things D

Persons influential in computers

  • List of pioneers in computer science
  • Charles Babbage
  • Alan Turing
  • Grace Hopper
  • Thomas J. Watson
  • Thomas Watson, Jr.
  • Bill Gates
  • Paul Allen
  • Steve Jobs
  • Steve Wozniak
  • Robert Noyce
  • Andrew Grove
  • Linus Torvalds

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