"Ríomh" is a good root from which to derive terms related to computation, whether by machine or otherwise.  "Ríomhaire" (FR 198) for "computer" tends to suggest a human agent, and "ríomharán" might be preferable for a machine.

However, for everyday use the best term is "an t-inneall", in the same way as we casually say "the machine" in English; or "ríomh-inneall" whenever the context is not established.  "An tInneall Seo" seems a natural equivalent for the Windows icon "My Computer".

Ciarán Ó Duibhín
Úraithe 2002/03/01
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