The History of the PC

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The History of the PC Abhra Dutta Computer Science 100 March 26, 2008
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The MITS Altair was the first 8080 based  kit microcomputer. It was first  introduced in the January, 1975 issue of Popular Electronics magazine as a  construction project.  The reaction to the Altair was un-expected by either the  magazine or by MITS who designed it.  Although not the first available  microcomputer , it was the start of the industry. IMSAI -8080 The micro-computer that was more than a toy The Imsai 8080 developed by IMS Associates, was designed to use the same bus  structure as the Altair 8800 with interchangeable circuit boards. The Imsai 8080  however was much better built, had a more powerful  power supply, and front  panel. It supplanted the Altair A model as the standard  S-100 Bus computer. The  Imsai was the first for a complete line of micros built by this company.  
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