Lecture on Computer Hardware and Software

This is a Lecture on Computer Hardware and Software. Objective of this lecture is Understand the history and evolution of computer hardware; Identify the major types and uses of microcomputer, midrange, and mainframe computer systems; Outline the major technologies and uses of computer peripherals for input, output, and storage; Describe several important trends occurring in computer software; Give examples of several major types of application and system software; Explain the purpose of several popular software packages for end user productivity and collaborative computing.