Home All Categories Computers & Technology Books Home Computing Books Microsoft Word on the IBM PC. ISBN: 0135816793. ISBN13: 9780135816790. Microsoft Word On. by Microtrend Inc and John F. Kirk.
The IBM Personal Computer, commonly known as the IBM PC, is the original version and progenitor of the IBM PC compatible hardware platform. It is IBM model number 5150, and was introduced on August 12, 1981. It was created by a team of engineers and designers under the direction of Don Estridge of the IBM Entry Systems Division in Boca Raton, Florida.
This put Microsoft in the business of licensing a software platform to the personal‑computer industry. Eventually IBM abandoned the UCSD Pascal P‑system and CP/M‑86 enhancements. Consumers bought the IBM PC with confidence, and in 1982, software developers began turning out applications to run on it. Each new customer, and each new application, added to the IBM PC’s strength as a potential de facto standard for the industry. They showed that it was easier to instruct a computer if you could point at things on the screen and see pictures. They used a device called a mouse, which could be rolled on a tabletop to move a pointer around on the screen. Xerox did a poor job of taking commercial advantage of this groundbreaking idea, because its machines were expensive and didn’t use standard microprocessors. Eventually IBM abandoned it and MicroSoft took over direct marketing of MSDOS.
Twenty-five years ago, IBM changed the world. It wasn't intentional. When Big Blue announced a microcomputer called the IBM Personal Computer on August 12, 1981, it hoped only to make a nice profit. The company did make money-but more important, the IBM PC, also known as the Model 5150, made a significant impact on the culture. Today, for instance, we call our desktops and laptops PCs, not microcomputers. The vast majority of the ubiquitous machines scattered around our offices and homes are direct descendents of IBM's 25-year-old box. David J. Bradley. Photograph: Charles Harris
In early 1975, the first commercial personal computer was Altair 8800 based on the Intel 8080 microprocessor. Appearance of IBM PC. In the late 70’s the spread of personal computers has even led to some reduction in demand for large computers and mini-computers (mini-computer). This has become a matter of serious concern for IBM Company (International Business Machines Corporation) – a leading company in the production of large computers; and in 1979, IBM has decided to try their hands in the PC market (Yost, 2005).
Personal Computer book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking Discovering Microsoft Works for the IBM? Personal Computer as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.
Microsoft was approached by IBM (International Business Machines (IBM)) in July 1980 regarding its upcoming personal computer, the IBM PC. The company first proposed that Microsoft write the BASIC interpreter. The product was then became relatively popular in Japan, Europe and South America.