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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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