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Windows 7: Computer Trivia

19 Oct 2010   #1

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Computer Trivia

Hi Friends,
i just came across some great computer trivia's that might help you to increase your general knowledge about computer world & your lovely machine.

Source: Computer Trivia : Personal Web Page of Yogesh L.Simmhan

I selected only few but you can check the link for more.

1) Crusoe is a processor from which company - Transmeta

2) Codename of Pentium IV - Willamette
3) Timna - Code name of low cost chip from Intel with integrated graphics and sound
4) Cyber Squatters - People who register domain names with the hope of selling them for a profit
5) In which year was Intel formed - 1968

6) Wyvern - Code name of Windows CE
7) Which person is credited with creating Jini - Bill Joy
8) Who headed the team that created FORTRAN in 1957 - John Backus
9) Who developed LISP in 1958 - John McCarthy
10) Who invented BASIC in 1964 - John J.Kemeny & Thomas E.Kutz
11) Which was the first computer language used in an electronic computing device - Short Code
12) Who developed PASCAL in 1968-70 - Niklaus Wirth
13) Who wrote a BASIC version for the 8080 microprocessor, Altair, in 1975 - Bill Gates & Paul Allen
14) Who thought up the name C++ - Rick Mascitti
15) What is IEEE 1394 - Technical code for Firewire

16) Who invented E-mail - Ray Tomlinson
17) Who invented the Ethernet - Bob MetCalfe
18) Which was the first computer with GUI and Mouse - Apple Lisa
19) In which year was the Personal Computer featured as the Times 'Man of the Year' - 1982
20) On which day was Windows 2000 released - Feb 17, 2000
21) What is the code name of Windows 2000's successor - Whistler

22) What is Windows Me - Windows Millenium, successor of Windows 98
23) Who developed Yahoo - David Filo & Jerry Yang
24) Who founded IBM - Thomas J.Watson Sr.
25) Who founded Digital Electronics Corp. (DEC) - Ken Olson
26) Who founded Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI) - Jim Clark
27) What is the name of the 64bit processor, code named Merced, from Intel - Itanium
28) Who is considered the father of the Internet - Leonard Kleinrock
29) On what date was the Internet born - Oct 20(29?), 1969

30) Which was the first successful notebook computer - Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 100
31) Who was the father of Hypertext - Ted Nelson
32) Who was the father of WWW - Tim Berners-Lee

33) What was the first OS for Personal Computers - CP/M by Gary Kildall
34) What is CE in Windows CE, OS from Microsoft for palmtops - Consumer Electronics

35) What is Beowulf Linux - Cluster of Supercomputers for parallel processing developed by NASA

Hope this small article helped you to increase your general knowledge about computer world...
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