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computer language that is used (Beginners All Purpose Instruction Code)
BASIC
a computer language that the department of defense uses
ADA
a piece of hardware connected to a computer and used to enter information and instructions
keyboard
1 character could be any key from the keyboard (letter, number, or symbol)
True
A __________ can erase everything stored on a computer.
computer virus
allows you to make a hard copy or puts information on paper
Printer
Read Only Memory this not permanent memory
ROM
Random Access Memory this is not permanent memory
RAM
is a special code that allows you to write programs
programming language
printer, monitor, keyboard, joystick anything that can be attached to a computer,
Peripheral
a group of computers connected together to share information and/or hardware
network
a list of commands from which you may choose
menu
A computer used at big companies
Main Frame Computer
a set of electronic instructions that tells a computer what to do
software
a piece of hardware for data storage consisting of a rigid hard case surrounding a flexible disk on which the data is stored
diskette
a global network of computers
internet
the styles of type available on a computer
font
3 reasons why people use computers:
1. Faster 2. vast memory 3. more Accurate
computer for home use (PC, laptop)
Micro Computer
blinking line on the monitor shows where the next character will be typed
Cursor
a piece of hardware that links your computer to other computers and information services
modem
a hand held device used to move or select items on a screen-
mouse
a flat circular object on which computer data is stored
Disk
known as the father of computers
Charles Babbage
A computer________infects the computer.
virus
any part of a computer system that you can see or touch-
hardware
a set of characters with a specific typeface size and style
font
a flashing symbol on the computer screen that shows where the information you enter will appear
cursor
categories of information about a document
document properties
a method of sending information from one computer to another across the internet
e-mail
reads instructions from a disk
Disk Drive
Two disk sizes:
3 ½ & 5 ¼
another word for memory
Byte
A computers _______ is measured in bytes
memory
Information or facts in a computer
Data
A Byte = _____ character
1
an instruction that causes a computer to perform a task-
command
a flexible disk that stores computer data
floppy disk
computer programs stored on disks
Software
a piece of hardware that produces a paper copy of information from a computer
printer
a piece of hardware that displays text and graphics from a computer
monitor