Computers 2 - Answers

Published: Thursday 31st May 2012
  1. How many bits are there in a byte? Eight.
  2. What does BASIC stand for as in the computer programming language? Beginners All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code.
  3. Which company produced the PET and AMIGA computers? Commodore.
  4. Who in February 2004 founded Facebook? Mark Zuckerberg.
  5. Which is reckoned to be the first home computer when launched in 1977? Apple-1.
  6. Who was the heroine of the computer game "Tomb Raider"? Lara Croft.
  7. What was the name of the website founded by Steve & Julie Pankhurst in 1999? Friends Reunited.
  8. What does the term MODEM stand for? MOdulator DEModulator.
  9. How much is a NIBBLE in computing terms? Four bits or ½ byte.
  10. What was founded by Jimmy Wales in 2001? Wikipedia.
  11. Who is credited with creating the World Wide Web in 1990? Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
  12. What is meant by LOL in internet chat or text-speak? Laugh(ing) Out Loud.
  13. Which company produced the BBC computer? Acorn.
  14. Who was born first Steve Jobs or Bill Gates? Steve Jobs [born 24.02.1955 compared with Bill Gates 28th October the same year].
  15. What is SQL? Structured Query Language (used in relational databases).
  16. Which company markets the "Photoshop" software? Adobe.
  17. What is RAM? Random Access Memory a computer's short term memory.
  18. What type of files would have the extensions .GIF or .JPG? Images or photographs.
  19. In which year was Windows 1.0, the first version of the operating system introduced? 1985
  20. Often used in web-site design, what does the term WYSIWYG mean? What You See Is What You Get.

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