What Are Examples of Special-Purpose Computers?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 26, 2020 1:31:22 AM ET
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Special-purpose computers refer to computers that are built to perform specific tasks, such as automatic teller machines or washing machines. Special-purpose computers also include systems to control military planes, boats, surveillance equipment and other defense-oriented applications. They utilize unique operating systems that are tailored to performing their specific functions.

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