Autonomic Personal Computing

Autonomic computing shares many complimentary objectives and goals with personal computing. While the ubiquitous personal computer has made enormous strides in the development of its technology since it was introduced in the early 1980s, it has grown in complexity to the same extent. Some of that complexity is managed through graphical interface software such as Windows; however, there still remains much to do to make the personal computer more accessible and simplified.

Personal computing has gone through several phases of evolution. From the era of faster processors, bigger storage, and newer operating systems to the times when the PC was treated as a commodity for increasing operational efficiency, there have been ...

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