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Network
Being on a network allows people to share files and software.
ROM
Read Only Memory--when a computer is starter, read only memory occurs.
nanoseconds
the way RAM speed is mesured
Random Access Memory
temporary or short-term memory that is found on the motherboard is called Random Access Memory or RAM
workstation
any computer can be called a
pocket pc
a handheld size computer that has software installed that allows you to create documents
notebook
a computer that allows you to have more portability than a desktop computer because it is a smaller size
mainframe
a type of computer that large agencies, national organizations, or government office would use to process large volumes of data
supercomputer
the name for the fastest type of computer
microcomputer
the name of a computer that sits on a desk and be a PC (such as IBM) or a MacIntosh
hardware
computer equipment that you can physically touch (is tangible)
access speed at which you can access items depends on 3 things
1) the speed of your network 2) the server microprocessor 3) number of other requests being made at the same time
CD-RW allows you to?
read and write on a CD multiple times
What damages disks?
Heat and magnets damage disks--stay away from them!
How do you select an option with the mouse?
click the left mouse button
What system is a character-based operating system
DOS
operating system
provides an interface between the user and the computer hardware
programs
instructions issued (given) to the computer for specific tasks to be performed
the power supply converts ______ to _________
alternating current to direct current (Remember: AC/DC)
the motherboard includes:
CPU, RAM, and ROM BIOS
Input devices can include:
a keyboard, mouse, and a microphone
magnetic tape drives are use for?
making backup copies of large volumes of data
A hard disk can store more data than a? (3)
1) CD-ROM 2) Zip disk 3) 3.5 floppy disk
PC
personal computer
PDA
personal digital assistant
LAN
local area network
CAN
campus area network
WAN
wide area network
ROM
read only memory
CPU
central processing unit
RAM
random access memory
GUI
graphical user interface
GUI
graphical user interface
DOS
disk operating system
WYSIWYG
what you see is what you get
OS
operating system
ISP
internet service provider
formatting
the process of preparing a disk so that you can write data and read data from the disk
storage devices in order from largest to smallest capacity include: (4)
1) tape drive 2) jaz drive 3) zip drive 4) 3.5 floppy