Although home computer or personal computer entered the market back in 1977, and becoming increasingly common during the 1980s and 90s, many Haitienne lag behind the information super highway technology. Today, according to Mechanix Illustrated magazine, the single most important item in households is the computer. These electronic brains govern everything from meal preparation, waking up the household, assembling shopping lists, keeping track of the bank balance, travel reservations, relay telephone messages, keep track of birthdays and anniversaries, compute taxes and even keeping up with the monthly bills for electricity, water, telephone and other utilities.*
Haitienne and their families need to make it a top priority to have a personal computer with high speed internet in their homes. Many Haitienne make do by utilizing time on a city computer in libraries or computer at their jobs to serve their needs. Those who have personal computers need to make sure that the technology is not too old. Haitienne who are timid with computer hardware and software’s are in a disadvantage. Student of Haitiennes from elementary to high school, who has no computers and internet in the homes, are also at a disadvantage. If they don’t have the usages of personal computer for things like research and write papers for classes, surfing Internet sites for the latest information, or surfing the net for personal pleasure or news from Haiti. They will be at a disadvantage.
What brand or type of PC should you get? Researches have shown the top three computer makers have not told African Americans, Latinos let alone Haitienne, how beneficial computers are. Technocrats believe people of color don’t buy their products, or that those who do aren’t plentiful enough to warrant an advertising focus. ***
Haitienne Magazine is here to give a quick example.
Dual Core: is the most fundamental change in today’s PC; it is the move to multiple cores—essentially putting more than one processor in a single chip. Rather than increasing processor performance by boosting the clock speed, which can also increase heat output and power consumption, both AMD and Intel have turbocharged performance with multicore designs.
The performance benefit you’ll see from multiple cores depends on the kind of software you use and how you use it. Applications and games that aren’t designed to be multithreaded—that is, to support multiple cores—will only take advantage of one of your processor’s cores. But dual cores can still provide a performance increase for most users, since the background tasks that Windows runs can use the second core, offering a marginal increase in performance and a noticeable increase in responsiveness.
32 bit ver. 64 bit: While most of today’s software is designed for 32-bit processors, all of today’s midrange and high-end processors from Intel and AMD support 64-bit instructions. 64-bit CPUs have existed in supercomputers since the 1960s and in RISC-based workstations and servers since the early 1990s. In 2003 they were introduced to the (previously 32-bit) mainstream personal computer arena, in the form of the x86-64 and 64-bit PowerPC processor architecturesThough the technologies have different names—Intel 64 and AMD64—they’re compatible in all practical ways.
To take advantage of 64-bit software, you need to run an operating system that specifically supports the technology, such as the 64-bit version of Windows Vista. You’ll also want to look for applications specifically written for 64-bit processors. A few 64-bit apps are available today, but even when running 32-bit software, multitaskers can still benefit from 64-bit processors’ ability to address more than 4GB of RAM. **
Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7: Is the line of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, for the home, business and laptops,
Mac OS X is the latest trademarked name for a series of graphical user interface-based operating systems developed by Apple Inc. (formerly Apple Computer, Inc.) for their Macintosh line of computer systems.
DDR3 memory, this is the computer components, devices that retain digital data used for computing for some interval of time. Memory provides one of the core functions of the modern computer, that of information retention. It is one of the fundamental components of all modern computers, and coupled with a central processing unit (CPU, a processor). In all computers you see in the market, memory usually refers to a form of semiconductor storage known as random-access memory (RAM). They come in different sizes 1GB to 8 GB without too much tech information let say the more memory it can retain the better and faster your computer will behave. ****
Hard disk drive: often shortened as hard disk, hard drive or HDD is a non-volatile storage device that stores digitally encoded data on rapidly rotating platters with magnetic surfaces. Today’s hard drives have storage sizes up to 500 GB. The hard drive is where documents, software’s, including the operating system are permanently store. If you are purchasing a new PC figure out what you will be using it for, again the bigger the storage the more you can store. ****
Graphics Card: A video card, video adapter, graphics-accelerator card, display adapter, or graphics card is an expansion card whose function is to generate and output images to a display. Many video cards offer added functions, such as accelerated rendering of 3D scenes, video capture, TV-tuner adapter, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 decoding, FireWire, light pen, TV output, or the ability to connect multiple monitors, while other modern high performance cards are used for more graphically demanding purposes such as PC games. ****
Video hardware can be integrated on the mainboard, as it often happened with early computers; in this configuration it was sometimes referred to as a video controller or graphics controller. ****
A network interface card, (NIC), network interface card, or LAN adapter is a computer hardware component designed to allow computers to communicate over a computer network. It provides physical access to a networking medium and provides a low-level addressing system through the use of MAC addresses. It allows users to connect to each other either by using cables or wirelessly. For home with Cable high speed internet or DSL this is the medium that allow you to get out to the internet. In computer networking like an office network Fast Ethernet is a collective term for a number of Ethernet standards that carry traffic at the nominal rate of 100 Mbit, ****
These components make a computer. These are all parts you need to ask question about before you by a computer. Next are the software’s happy surfings.
*Mechanix Illustrated magazine,
*** Ethnic Magazine Ad Dollars Tell the Story: PC Companies Ignore Black, Latino Consumers by Yoji Cole