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home computer

A personal computer that is used in the home rather than the office. In the 1980s, a home computer was the lowest-priced computer of the time, such as a Commodore 64. Today, there is little difference between most home and office hardware. Quite often, people spend more on their home machines than companies do on their users' PCs. However, in the office, the way in which software is installed and used may not be the same (see thin client and application virtualization). See personal computer.
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Despite the substantial increases, they were less dramatic than in the previous two years, during which home computer ownership increased by 80 per cent and internet access more than quadrupled.
Ed Roberts, MD, helped invent one of the first home computers and once worked closely with two fledgling corn puter junkies: Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
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Low-income white households were twice as likely to have a home computer as low-income black homes.