Generations of Computer

Fourth Generation Computer

In this chapter of the computer basics tutorial, we are going to learn about fourth generation computer.


Duration: 1970 to till date


Used: Large and very large scale integrate circuit (LSIC AND VLSI)


Language: High Level Language (eg., SQL, RPG)


Example: APPLE II, Altair 8800, and CRAY-1.



Advantage of fourth generation computer:


(1) Practically maintenance -free.

(2) Small, affordable, reliable and easy-to-use.

(3) Easier to produce commercially.

(4) Less power requirement.

(5) Rapid software development possible.



Disadvantage of fourth generation computer:


(1) Complex software.

(2) Highly sophisticated technology required for manufacturing LSIC and VLSIC chips.


To learn the difference between low level and high level language click here

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