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Glossary of Computer and Internet Terms
A glossary of computer and Internet terms with definitions that are easy to understand.
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CISC or Complex Instruction Set Computing is a microprocessor that contains a huge number of computer instructions which start off as extremely simple and go up to highly complex and specific. The idea behind the design was originally to process complex orders and instructions in the best way, however trial and error proved that by using small and short instructions this process would happen much faster. As a result the RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computing was developed and now PowerPCs are entirely RISC - based. Pentium processors on the other hand are CISC -based with some RISC features.