Why 8 bits are called one byte, why it not be 9 or 7?

Answer Originally a byte was chosen to be a submultiple of the computer's word size, anywhere from six to nine bits (a character encoding was then fitted into this unit). The popularity of IBM's System/36... Read More »

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How to Check if Windows Is 32 Bits or 64 Bits?

To determine whether your computer is running a 32-bit Windows operating system or a 64-bit Windows operating system, examine the system information.Intel Itanium-based computers can only run 64-bi... Read More »

What is the deference between a bit and a byte?

A bit is a 'binary digit'. It is a single binary digit that can be either 0 or 1, like a toggle switch that can be either on or off. A byte is a combination of 8 bits, which can be any of 256 dif... Read More »