Third Generation Computer
In this chapter of computer basics tutorial, we are going to study about third generation computer.
Duration: 1964 to 1970s
Used: Integrated Circuit (IC) and larger capacity disks and magnetic tapes as secondary storage.
Language: High Level Language (COBOL, FORTRAN)
Example: NCR 395 and B6500
Advantage of third generation computer
(1) Smaller, affordable, reliable and easy-to-use.
(2) Easier to upgrade than previous generation.
(3) Cheaper commercial production.
Disadvantage of third generation computer
(1) Manufacturing difficult.
(2) Generates heat.
(3) Air-conditioning required.
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