Another Quiz....... All about computers

20 replies
Found 9th Nov 2008
rules.... google all ya want etc
no prizes

have fun


Hardware :

Q1. Type of connection needed for a laptop Hard drive ?
Q2. What does PSU do ?
Q3. What is the name of the port used to connect a mouse / keyboard ?
Q4. What does USB stand for?
Q5. What are the 2 types of connections mainly used for monitors ?

Software :

Q6. Whats the Name of the creator of Linux ?
Q7. What was Microsoft's First operating system called ?
Q8. Which company recently bought the MYSQL database system ?
Q9. Whats the name of the first WYSIWYG website software built by microsoft ?
Q10. Whats the most common web browser used by Apple Mac's ?

Gaming

Q11. Whats the best selling games console of all time ?
Q12. Which game has sold the most worldwide & which console was it for ?
Q13. Whats was the retail price of the Atari Jaguar, on release (in $) ?
Q14. How many versions of Grand Theft Auto have been made ?
Q15. What is the name of the company behind the popular game, Lara Croft's Tomb Raider series ?

Random Questions

Q16. Who created the first computer mouse ?
Q17. Who was the main person behind the Apple Computers ?
Q18. Which company revolutionised the customisable pc market?
Q19. Who created the first version of the Internet ?
Q20. Where is Google Based ?


thats all for now, you have till 12.30 and i will display the answers

good luck

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Hey is there an RS232 interface lead question anywhere in there?

Original Poster

castortroy;3418485

Hey is there an RS232 interface lead question anywhere in there?



nope ......... but if my memory serves me right, its used for the old printers ???

Q1. IDE
Q2. power
Q3. ps/2
Q4. universal serial bus
Q5. vga and dvi

i cant be bothered to google so im giving a go form the top of myhead!

1 - sata?
2 - powers your computer! power supply!
3 - ps2
4 - universal ? blah?
5 - vga - dvi

6 - pingu
7 - blah
8 - !
9 - !?!
10 - safari

11 - ps2
12 - gta3 - ps2 ??
13 - 120 - guess!
14 1,2,london,3,vice,new one,liberty stories vice stories? 8 ???
15 - Eidos YEAH!

16 - mickey
17 - mr idiot
18 - mr neon
19 - i knew this once... a while ago.. not now
20 - USA

faevilangel;3418496

nope ......... but if my memory serves me right, its used for the old … nope ......... but if my memory serves me right, its used for the old printers ???



Not just old, but archaic just like me:o

Original Poster

castortroy;3418548

Not just old, but archaic just like me:o



i can only just remember those :lol: my current printer is wifi :thumbsup:

done well there madnutta.... only a couple left to find :thumbsup:

faevilangel;3418496

nope ......... but if my memory serves me right, its used for the old … nope ......... but if my memory serves me right, its used for the old printers ???


I hope you're joking?

Also your question regarding laptop hard drives is not worded well as there are currently four different connection type for laptop hard drives covering the two different sizes.

John

Q1. Type of connection needed for a laptop Hard drive ? IDE or SATA
Q2. What does PSU do ? Powers a computer - converts AC to DC
Q3. What is the name of the port used to connect a mouse / keyboard ? PS/2
Q4. What does USB stand for? Universal Serial Bus
Q5. What are the 2 types of connections mainly used for monitors ? DVI and VGA - d-SUB

Software :

Q6. Whats the Name of the creator of Linux ? Linus Torvat
Q7. What was Microsoft's First operating system called ? DOS Disk Operating System
Q8. Which company recently bought the MYSQL database system ? Sun Microsystems
Q9. Whats the name of the first WYSIWYG website software built by microsoft ? Frontpage
Q10. Whats the most common web browser used by Apple Mac's ? Safari

Gaming

Q11. Whats the best selling games console of all time ? NES?
Q12. Which game has sold the most worldwide & which console was it for ? Mario Kart - SNES?
Q13. Whats was the retail price of the Atari Jaguar, on release (in $) ? 299
Q14. How many versions of Grand Theft Auto have been made ? 7 but hard to answer as many platforms had different versions etc
Q15. What is the name of the company behind the popular game, Lara Croft's Tomb Raider series ? EA?

Random Questions

Q16. Who created the first computer mouse ? Xerox
Q17. Who was the main person behind the Apple Computers ? Steve Jobs
Q18. Which company revolutionised the customisable pc market? Sinclair
Q19. Who created the first version of the Internet ? US military
Q20. Where is Google Based ? Googleplex in Cali?

Hardware :

Q1. Type of connection needed for a laptop Hard drive ?
[COLOR=DarkRed]Miniature IDE or SATA[/COLOR]
Q2. What does PSU do ?
[COLOR=DarkRed]Power Supply Unit (converts AC mains electricity into regulated 12V and 5V supplies for use by motherboard+peripherals)[/COLOR]
Q3. What is the name of the port used to connect a mouse / keyboard ?
[COLOR=DarkRed]PS/2 or USB[/COLOR]
Q4. What does USB stand for?
[COLOR=DarkRed]Universal Serial Bus[/COLOR]
Q5. What are the 2 types of connections mainly used for monitors ?
[COLOR=DarkRed]DVI and 15pin VGA[/COLOR]
Software :

Q6. Whats the Name of the creator of Linux ?
[COLOR=DarkRed]Linus Torvalds[/COLOR]
Q7. What was Microsoft's First operating system called ?
[COLOR=DarkRed]MS-DOS[/COLOR]
Q8. Which company recently bought the MYSQL database system ?
[COLOR=DarkRed]Sun[/COLOR]
Q9. Whats the name of the first WYSIWYG website software built by microsoft ?
[COLOR=DarkRed]Frontpage[/COLOR]
Q10. Whats the most common web browser used by Apple Mac's ?
[COLOR=DarkRed]Safari[/COLOR]
Gaming

Q11. Whats the best selling games console of all time ?
[COLOR=DarkRed]Sony PS2[/COLOR]
Q12. Which game has sold the most worldwide & which console was it for ?
[COLOR=DarkRed]Super Mario Bros, NES[/COLOR]
Q13. Whats was the retail price of the Atari Jaguar, on release (in $) ?
[COLOR=DarkRed]$250 (wiki)[/COLOR]
Q14. How many versions of Grand Theft Auto have been made ?
[COLOR=DarkRed]12[/COLOR] (wiki)
Q15. What is the name of the company behind the popular game, Lara Croft's Tomb Raider series ?
[COLOR=DarkRed]Eidos Interactive [/COLOR](wiki)

Random Questions

Q16. Who created the first computer mouse ?
[COLOR=DarkRed]Xerox made the first ball mouse[/COLOR]
Q17. Who was the main person behind the Apple Computers ?
[COLOR=DarkRed]Steve Jobs[/COLOR]
Q18. Which company revolutionised the customisable pc market?
[COLOR=DarkRed]Dell?[/COLOR]
Q19. Who created the first version of the Internet ?
[COLOR=DarkRed]ARPA[/COLOR]
Q20. Where is Google Based ?
[COLOR=DarkRed]Mountain View, CA[/COLOR]

Thought I wasn't allowed Google! Bed now...

Hot digerdy daffodils, you guys (i presume) take all this computer stuff so personally. Hey i've got testicles but i don't need to know how my computer works anymore than iknow how my car,fridge,freezer, speedboat, quad bike, lotus, works

Q1. Type of connection needed for a laptop Hard drive ?
- Depends on the system. 44 pin IDE inolder systems, something that looks a lot like normal sata in modern systems

Q2. What does PSU do ?
- Converts travel-friendly AC into transistor-friendly DC. Optionally, it also explodes into flames and kills you in your sleep.


Q3. What is the name of the port used to connect a mouse / keyboard ?
- PS2


Q4. What does USB stand for?
- Universal Serial Bus.

Q5. What are the 2 types of connections mainly used for monitors ?
- DVI and VGA. Or Video and power, if you want to be pedantic.



Software :

Q6. Whats the Name of the creator of Linux ?
- Linus Torvalds

Q7. What was Microsoft's First operating system called ?
- MS DOS. Sniff, I still remember those days.

Q8. Which company recently bought the MYSQL database system ?
- Sun?

Q9. Whats the name of the first WYSIWYG website software built by microsoft ?
- FrontPage, which, as I recall, came bundled with Win98SE

Q10. Whats the most common web browser used by Apple Mac's ?
- Safari

Gaming

Q11. Whats the best selling games console of all time ?
- I want it to be the NES. But it's the PS2, isn't it?

Q12. Which game has sold the most worldwide & which console was it for ?
- Final Fantasy X, probably.

Q13. Whats was the retail price of the Atari Jaguar, on release (in $) ?
- Ooh, the first 64bit console. Childhood geekmemories, yay. Um, $499?

Q14. How many versions of Grand Theft Auto have been made ?
- GTA, GTA London 1969, GTA Other Expansion PAck, GTA2, GTA3, GTA San Andreas, GTA Other One Again, GTA4. 8, I think. If we're counting console-specific ones, probably about 10 or 12.

Q15. What is the name of the company behind the popular game, Lara Croft's Tomb Raider series ?
- Eidos, RIP

Random Questions

Q16. Who created the first computer mouse ?
- Steve Jobs. Or Mr. Xerox. Eek.

Q17. Who was the main person behind the Apple Computers ?
- Steve Jobs.

Q18. Which company revolutionised the customisable pc market?
- Dell. I think Michael started the company up froom selling custom-built PCs for his college friends. There were customisable PCs before then, but not in a good way. Too much choice and not enough standardisation meant that PCs often didn't work with parts bought for them, and spent much of their lives unuable.

Q19. Who created the first version of the Internet ?
- ARPA. Tim Burners Lee of CERN brought us the WWW, though.

Q20. Where is Google Based ?
- In the Googleplex, California.



I think I flunked the gaming section, but what's my score?

castortroy;3418548

Not just old, but archaic just like me:o



Not old at all - RS232 is still very common in current devices, primarily to connect a terminal to admin hardware when other interfaces such as ethernet are unavailable. Was just working with the phone system today at work connected over RS232.

John

Q1. Type of connection needed for a laptop Hard drive ? [COLOR="Purple"]sata[/COLOR]
Q2. What does PSU do ? [COLOR="purple"]Supplies Power[/COLOR]
Q3. What is the name of the port used to connect a mouse / keyboard ? [COLOR="purple"]ps2[/COLOR]
Q4. What does USB stand for? [COLOR="purple"] universal serial bus[/COLOR]
Q5. What are the 2 types of connections mainly used for monitors ? [COLOR="purple"]vga / DVI[/COLOR]
Software :

Q6. Whats the Name of the creator of Linux ? [COLOR="purple"]Linus Torvalds[/COLOR]
Q7. What was Microsoft's First operating system called ? [COLOR="purple"]MS-DOS[/COLOR]
Q8. Which company recently bought the MYSQL database system ? [COLOR="purple"]Sun[/COLOR]
Q9. Whats the name of the first WYSIWYG website software built by microsoft ?[COLOR="purple"] Front Page[/COLOR]
Q10. Whats the most common web browser used by Apple Mac's ? [COLOR="purple"] Safari[/COLOR]

Gaming

Q11. Whats the best selling games console of all time ? [COLOR="purple"]PS2[/COLOR]
Q12. Which game has sold the most worldwide & which console was it for ? [COLOR="purple"]Super Mario 3 NES[/COLOR]Q13. Whats was the retail price of the Atari Jaguar, on release (in $) ? [COLOR="purple"] $200[/COLOR]
Q14. How many versions of Grand Theft Auto have been made ? [COLOR="purple"]11[/COLOR]
Q15. What is the name of the company behind the popular game, Lara Croft's Tomb Raider series ? [COLOR="purple"] Eidos[/COLOR]

Random Questions

Q16. Who created the first computer mouse ? [COLOR="purple"]Douglas Engelbart[/COLOR]
Q17. Who was the main person behind the Apple Computers ? [COLOR="purple"] Steve Jobs[/COLOR]
Q18. Which company revolutionised the customisable pc market? [COLOR="purple"]Dell[/COLOR]
Q19. Who created the first version of the Internet ? [COLOR="purple"]Ray Tomlinson [/COLOR]
Q20. Where is Google Based ? [COLOR="purple"]Mountain View California[/COLOR].

Original Poster

dean3988;3418520

Q1. IDEQ2. powerQ3. ps/2Q4. universal serial busQ5. vga and dvi


4.5 / 5
madnutta;3418540

i cant be bothered to google so im giving a go form the top of myhead!1 - … i cant be bothered to google so im giving a go form the top of myhead!1 - sata?2 - powers your computer! power supply!3 - ps24 - universal ? blah?5 - vga - dvi4/56 - pingu 7 - blah8 - !9 - !?!10 - safari1/511 - ps212 - gta3 - ps2 ??13 - 120 - guess!14 1,2,london,3,vice,new one,liberty stories vice stories? 8 ???15 - Eidos YEAH!2/516 - mickey17 - mr idiot18 - mr neon19 - i knew this once... a while ago.. not now20 - USA



0 lol
[email protected];3418638

Q1. Type of connection needed for a laptop Hard drive ? IDE or SATAQ2. … Q1. Type of connection needed for a laptop Hard drive ? IDE or SATAQ2. What does PSU do ? Powers a computer - converts AC to DCQ3. What is the name of the port used to connect a mouse / keyboard ? PS/2Q4. What does USB stand for? Universal Serial BusQ5. What are the 2 types of connections mainly used for monitors ? DVI and VGA - d-SUB 5/5Software :Q6. Whats the Name of the creator of Linux ? Linus TorvatQ7. What was Microsoft's First operating system called ? DOS Disk Operating SystemQ8. Which company recently bought the MYSQL database system ? Sun MicrosystemsQ9. Whats the name of the first WYSIWYG website software built by microsoft ? FrontpageQ10. Whats the most common web browser used by Apple Mac's ? Safari4GamingQ11. Whats the best selling games console of all time ? NES?Q12. Which game has sold the most worldwide & which console was it for ? Mario Kart - SNES?Q13. Whats was the retail price of the Atari Jaguar, on release (in $) ? 299Q14. How many versions of Grand Theft Auto have been made ? 7 but hard to answer as many platforms had different versions etcQ15. What is the name of the company behind the popular game, Lara Croft's Tomb Raider series ? EA?0Random QuestionsQ16. Who created the first computer mouse ? XeroxQ17. Who was the main person behind the Apple Computers ? Steve JobsQ18. Which company revolutionised the customisable pc market? SinclairQ19. Who created the first version of the Internet ? US militaryQ20. Where is Google Based ? Googleplex in Cali?



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jah128;3418649

Hardware : Q1. Type of connection needed for a laptop Hard drive … Hardware : Q1. Type of connection needed for a laptop Hard drive ?[COLOR=DarkRed]Miniature IDE or SATA[/COLOR] Q2. What does PSU do ?[COLOR=DarkRed]Power Supply Unit (converts AC mains electricity into regulated 12V and 5V supplies for use by motherboard+peripherals)[/COLOR] Q3. What is the name of the port used to connect a mouse / keyboard ?[COLOR=DarkRed]PS/2 or USB[/COLOR]Q4. What does USB stand for?[COLOR=DarkRed]Universal Serial Bus[/COLOR]Q5. What are the 2 types of connections mainly used for monitors ?[COLOR=DarkRed]DVI and 15pin VGA[/COLOR]5Software :Q6. Whats the Name of the creator of Linux ?[COLOR=DarkRed]Linus Torvalds[/COLOR]Q7. What was Microsoft's First operating system called ?[COLOR=DarkRed]MS-DOS[/COLOR]Q8. Which company recently bought the MYSQL database system ?[COLOR=DarkRed]Sun[/COLOR]Q9. Whats the name of the first WYSIWYG website software built by microsoft ?[COLOR=DarkRed]Frontpage[/COLOR]Q10. Whats the most common web browser used by Apple Mac's ? [COLOR=DarkRed]Safari[/COLOR]5GamingQ11. Whats the best selling games console of all time ?[COLOR=DarkRed]Sony PS2[/COLOR]Q12. Which game has sold the most worldwide & which console was it for ? [COLOR=DarkRed]Super Mario Bros, NES[/COLOR]Q13. Whats was the retail price of the Atari Jaguar, on release (in $) ?[COLOR=DarkRed]$250 (wiki)[/COLOR]Q14. How many versions of Grand Theft Auto have been made ?[COLOR=DarkRed]12[/COLOR] (wiki)Q15. What is the name of the company behind the popular game, Lara Croft's Tomb Raider series ?[COLOR=DarkRed]Eidos Interactive [/COLOR](wiki)4Random QuestionsQ16. Who created the first computer mouse ?[COLOR=DarkRed]Xerox made the first ball mouse[/COLOR]Q17. Who was the main person behind the Apple Computers ?[COLOR=DarkRed]Steve Jobs[/COLOR]Q18. Which company revolutionised the customisable pc market?[COLOR=DarkRed]Dell?[/COLOR]Q19. Who created the first version of the Internet ?[COLOR=DarkRed]ARPA[/COLOR]Q20. Where is Google Based ?[COLOR=DarkRed]Mountain View, CA[/COLOR]



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dxx;3418697

Q1. Type of connection needed for a laptop Hard drive ?- Depends on the … Q1. Type of connection needed for a laptop Hard drive ?- Depends on the system. 44 pin IDE inolder systems, something that looks a lot like normal sata in modern systemsQ2. What does PSU do ?- Converts travel-friendly AC into transistor-friendly DC. Optionally, it also explodes into flames and kills you in your sleep.Q3. What is the name of the port used to connect a mouse / keyboard ?- PS2Q4. What does USB stand for?- Universal Serial Bus. Q5. What are the 2 types of connections mainly used for monitors ?- DVI and VGA. Or Video and power, if you want to be pedantic.5Software :Q6. Whats the Name of the creator of Linux ?- Linus TorvaldsQ7. What was Microsoft's First operating system called ?- MS DOS. Sniff, I still remember those days. Q8. Which company recently bought the MYSQL database system ?- Sun?Q9. Whats the name of the first WYSIWYG website software built by microsoft ?- FrontPage, which, as I recall, came bundled with Win98SEQ10. Whats the most common web browser used by Apple Mac's ?- Safari5GamingQ11. Whats the best selling games console of all time ?- I want it to be the NES. But it's the PS2, isn't it?Q12. Which game has sold the most worldwide & which console was it for ?- Final Fantasy X, probably.Q13. Whats was the retail price of the Atari Jaguar, on release (in $) ?- Ooh, the first 64bit console. Childhood geekmemories, yay. Um, $499?Q14. How many versions of Grand Theft Auto have been made ?- GTA, GTA London 1969, GTA Other Expansion PAck, GTA2, GTA3, GTA San Andreas, GTA Other One Again, GTA4. 8, I think. If we're counting console-specific ones, probably about 10 or 12.Q15. What is the name of the company behind the popular game, Lara Croft's Tomb Raider series ?- Eidos, RIP :(2Random QuestionsQ16. Who created the first computer mouse ?- Steve Jobs. Or Mr. Xerox. Eek.Q17. Who was the main person behind the Apple Computers ?- Steve Jobs. Q18. Which company revolutionised the customisable pc market?- Dell. I think Michael started the company up froom selling custom-built PCs for his college friends. There were customisable PCs before then, but not in a good way. Too much choice and not enough standardisation meant that PCs often didn't work with parts bought for them, and spent much of their lives unuable. Q19. Who created the first version of the Internet ?- ARPA. Tim Burners Lee of CERN brought us the WWW, though.Q20. Where is Google Based ?- In the Googleplex, California. 3I think I flunked the gaming section, but what's my score?



hottoshop;3418703

Q1. Type of connection needed for a laptop Hard drive ? … Q1. Type of connection needed for a laptop Hard drive ? [COLOR="Purple"]sata[/COLOR]Q2. What does PSU do ? [COLOR="purple"]Supplies Power[/COLOR]Q3. What is the name of the port used to connect a mouse / keyboard ? [COLOR="purple"]ps2[/COLOR]Q4. What does USB stand for? [COLOR="purple"] universal serial bus[/COLOR]Q5. What are the 2 types of connections mainly used for monitors ? [COLOR="purple"]vga / DVI[/COLOR]5Software :Q6. Whats the Name of the creator of Linux ? [COLOR="purple"]Linus Torvalds[/COLOR]Q7. What was Microsoft's First operating system called ? [COLOR="purple"]MS-DOS[/COLOR]Q8. Which company recently bought the MYSQL database system ? [COLOR="purple"]Sun[/COLOR]Q9. Whats the name of the first WYSIWYG website software built by microsoft ?[COLOR="purple"] Front Page[/COLOR]Q10. Whats the most common web browser used by Apple Mac's ? [COLOR="purple"] Safari[/COLOR]5GamingQ11. Whats the best selling games console of all time ? [COLOR="purple"]PS2[/COLOR]Q12. Which game has sold the most worldwide & which console was it for ? [COLOR="purple"]Super Mario 3 NES[/COLOR]Q13. Whats was the retail price of the Atari Jaguar, on release (in $) ? [COLOR="purple"] $200[/COLOR]Q14. How many versions of Grand Theft Auto have been made ? [COLOR="purple"]11[/COLOR]Q15. What is the name of the company behind the popular game, Lara Croft's Tomb Raider series ? [COLOR="purple"] Eidos[/COLOR]4Random QuestionsQ16. Who created the first computer mouse ? [COLOR="purple"]Douglas Engelbart[/COLOR]Q17. Who was the main person behind the Apple Computers ? [COLOR="purple"] Steve Jobs[/COLOR]Q18. Which company revolutionised the customisable pc market? [COLOR="purple"]Dell[/COLOR]Q19. Who created the first version of the Internet ? [COLOR="purple"]Ray Tomlinson [/COLOR]Q20. Where is Google Based ? [COLOR="purple"]Mountain View California[/COLOR].



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Original Poster

answers early cos im off to bed

Q1. Sata
Q2. Provides power to the Pc's components
Q3. Ps/2
Q4. Universal Serial Bus
Q5. Digital Visual Interface and Video Graphics Array

Q6. Linus Torvalds
Q7. DOs
Q8. Sun Microsystems
Q9. Frontpage
Q10. Safari

Q11. Sony Playstation 2
Q12. Super Mario Bros on the Nes
Q13. $250
Q14. 11
Q15. Eidos

Q16. Douglas Engelbart
Q17. Steve Jobs
Q18. Dell
Q19. Tim Berners Lee
Q20. Mountain View, California

most of ya got them, some were a little tricky........ i know i didnt write the questions precisely either :lol:

Hmm...you've not quite answered your own questions correctly...laptop hard drives are both currently pata and sata - sata is standard for 2.5in drives (connector is identical to desktop drives conveniently) but 1.8in drives have not quite reached that stage as Toshiba have just started shipping their new 240GB pata 1.8in drive. These drives are common in ultralight laptops although I don't know if they've standardised on the connector yet as it's been two different ones for a while.

John

faevilangel;3418812

answers early cos im off to bed Q5. Digital Visual Interface and Video … answers early cos im off to bed Q5. Digital Visual Interface and Video Graphics Array



Actually, if you want the two most common ones it's LVDS (used for laptops) and VGA (or possibly DVI).

faevilangel;3418812

Q7. DOs



Wasn't this called PC-DOS?

faevilangel;3418812

Q18. Dell



An ambiguous question, but I'd have said IBM as they put a lot of standards in place with their PS/2 - or possibly compaq as they created the first 100% PC compatible.

faevilangel;3418812

Q19. Tim Berners Lee



I think you'll find Tim Berners Lee only invented HTML which is the technology behind displaying webpages, the internet was already going strong by that time and IRC and usenet already existed.

and you all forgot serial mice and AT keyboards,, shame on you

maddogb;3419543

and you all forgot serial mice and AT keyboards,, shame on you



Go easy on the guy, he doesn't even know what serial is

Somewhat ironic when generating a hardware quiz but there you go...

JOhn
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