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August 10, 2012 at 4:51 pm

How I Teach Computer Basics (Part 5: Who Controls PC Software And Hardware?)

Hello everyone,

Who is the king of PC software and hardware? It’s all in the numbers:

The King Of PC Software:

Around 90% of all PCs run the Microsoft Windows OS (as opposed to Apple OS X and Linux). Microsoft is still the #1 most popular Operating System by far. Microsoft is the software king!

The Kings Of PC Hardware:

Intel and AMD are the main controllers of PC hardware. Even though these two companies don’t actually sell PCs themselves, they are the biggest controller of what goes into the system. Intel and AMD control the CPUs and they then control the motherboard because they control the chipsets. Because they are the primary chipset and CPU manufacturers, they have an effect on everything else in the system. They are the hardware kings!

Professor Randy says: When teaching about PC software and hardware, you have to start with the king(s) of each: Microsoft, Intel, and AMD!





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