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microcomputer

[-kəmpyo̅o̅′tər]
a complete multiuse electronic digital computer system consisting of a central processing unit, storage facilities, input/output ports, and a chip or chips containing megabytes of high-speed internal storage. It is commonly designed for use by one person at a time, and it is the primary computing device for consumers. Also called personal computer and hand-held computer. Compare mainframe computer, minicomputer.

microcomputer

A computer with the arithmetic logic unit and control unit contained in a microprocessor.

microcomputer,

n a complete, multiuse, electronic, digital computer system consisting of a central processing unit, storage facilities, I/O ports, and a chip with megabytes of high-speed internal storage; it usually has only one user for personal, home, or office use.
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Regarding student purchase of microcomputers, this year's data are similar to the 1985, only Harvard reported that it required all students to have their own microcomputers.
With the proliferation of microcomputers and their common presence in homes, offices, and schools, anyone with unauthorized access to a microcomputer should be viewed as a serious threat to security.
The file server is a computer that contains the programs and data files that all microcomputers on the network share.
There are four articles which provide directed insight into the topic of microcomputers and their uses within the logistics function[6-9], and an excellent literature survey relating to microcomputers in logistics was presented at a recent Transportation and Logistics Educators' Conference[10], This particular study formulated a number of key implications for the use of microcomputers for educational purposes.
Instruction in literature searching and microcomputer applications focuses on the acquisition of techniques and skills.
Enrollment selection procedures favor teachers with the least knowledge of and experience with microcomputers but the greatest desire to include their use in curricula and classrooms.
Educate the staff: Since basic health issues are involved, it is important for the firm to actively encourage the staff to develop good microcomputer habits early.
That's a startling difference from where things were 10 years ago, when we first formed our perceptions about the differences between mainframe and microcomputer technology.
Software that will allow a person to access these BBSs is available for Apple, IBM, Zenith, Compaq, Kaypro, and other microcomputers.
Table VII displays the variety of microcomputers reported by the schools owning four or more of the same systems.
In addition, this alternative should be considered by companies that have attempted to link operations through information transfers directly to a mainframe computer or by modems to microcomputers.
And, before corporate America realized what was happening, microcomputers were being loaded with corporate data.

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