What is Software Piracy or Copyright Infringement of Software? What should be done to prevent software piracy?

Software Piracy or Copyright Infringement of Software:

Using, modifying, distributing, selling a software without proper license or permission or right is termed as software piracy. A software should only be used as per its license. When a software is covered with copyright laws and gets used in a way that violates one or more conditions, then this use of the software is a copyright infringement of software and this is software piracy.

What are the characteristics of Third Generation Computers?

Third generation (1965 - 1971):

Use of integrated circuits (IC) started the third generation of computer which reduced the size, price, use of electricity etc. IC also facilitates speed and reliability of computers. Development of IC enabled organizing the whole central processing unit in single chip. Use of monitor also started in this generation. Operating system was improved to a new level and high speed line printers were in use. Followings are some of the characteristics of third generation. 

What are peripheral devices? What are the types of peripheral devices? Give Example.

Peripheral Device:

Those devices which are not required or essential for a computer system to boot and run are called peripheral devices. A computer system has four categories of computer hardware among which mostly all I/O devices are peripheral devices. Though there are other devices which are both input and output devices and most of them are peripheral devices. Along with these external and storage devices are also peripherals when the system already has its default storage and memory units.

Peripheral devices help in better use of the computer system, but the computer system itself can run without them.

Examples: Mouse, Keyboard, Sound System etc.

What are the characteristics of Fifth Generation Computers?

Fifth generation (future):

Computers from fourth generation are in use of everyday work. Japan and America is still trying to automate the system itself. Following are some of the characteristics of computers from fifth generations

What are the characteristics of Fourth Generation Computers?

Fourth generation (1971 - present):

The computers that we use now-a-days are the computers from fourth generation. From this generation more use of semi-conductors in memory started. Microprocessors has been created with LSI (Large Scale Integration) and VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration). The size and price of computers has both been reduced to significant levels. Followings are some of the characteristics of computers from fourth generation.

What are the characteristics of Second Generation Computers?

Second Generation (1959 - 1971): 

In 1947 transistors were invented, which was used in second generation computers to reduce the heat and size problem of the computers from first generation along with following characteristics

What are the characteristics of First Generation Computers?

First Generation (1951 - 1959):

Vacuum tubes were used to build computers of first generation. These computers were so large in size because of using thousands of diode, triode, transistors, capacitors etc. and also used to use a lot of electricity. These computers of first generation used to produce a lot of heat, so those were more expensive to support by setting up cooling systems. Maintenance of these huge sized computers were complex and expensive. Following are some of the characteristics of the computers of first generation.

How to know if an installed program is 32 or 64 bit in windows 10 64 bit

If you have installed a program and forgot in which platform it runs (32 or 64 bit) and you now need to find it out, then this tutorial is for you. 

Most of the programs now a days run on both of the platforms 32 bit and 64 bit. However, still there are few programs which run on either of these two platforms. If you have installed it and now need to figure out if it was a 32 or 63 bit then it's okay as there are many ways to find this out. Here we will discuss two methods to do just that.

What are the three types of transmission modes?

Based on the direction of data from sender to receiver, there can be 3 types of transmission modes which are discussed below.

What are the disadvantages of E-commerce?

Despite of the many advantages of E-commerce, there are some disadvantages of E-commerce. These disadvantages are minor and most of them will be no more with time and updates in technology. However, following are some of the disadvantages of E-commerce.