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program
list of instructions
software
helps computer function properly
application software
programs used for a task/ web browser
network
2+ computer systems sharing information
modem
enables access of other computers
servers
programs/ data avaliable when connected
interoperability
ability to work w/ a computer of a diff. brand/model
distributed hypermedia system
network-based content development system
HTTP
supports the exchange of web info.
URL
identifiesa internet type/location
thread
series of related articles
Ways to access the internet
dial up
cable
DSL
LAN
listserv
manages e-mail addresses
communications
data transferring between 2 computers
1rst graphical browser
Mosaic
modems
transmit over phone lines
infrarred
data via light beams
coaxial cable
center copper w/ insulation
fiber optics
glass
kernel
copies from hard drive to memory
system software
programs and peripheral 2 run smoothly (operatiing systemand system utilities)
preemptive multitasking
operating system 2 take control if things go wrong
user interface
user interacts w/ comp.
system utilities
antivirus, disk scan
commercial
buy 4 use
shareware
try b4 use
freeware
free can be copied
pipelining
feeds new instructions
microprocessor
circuit chip processes electric signals
motherboard
houses CPU
instruction
fetch and decode
execution
execute and write back
parallel processing
+1 CPU
warm boot
log in already on
screensize
diagnally
resolution
sharpness, # of up by right
zip disk uses how many MB
750
floppy disk uses how many MB
1.44
CDRW
erasable
FMD_ROM
flurescent light
source language
2nd generation w/ abbreviations
procedural lang.
3rd gen. tells computer what and how to do
machine language
1rst gen. 0,1 no translator needed
COBOL and Fortran- what generation
3rd
query lang.
4th. nonprocedural
object oriented programming
relies on component reusability
object
units of info. contain data and methods that procss and manipulate data
stand alone programs
Word, Excel
RAm is full the comp. uses this:
Virtual memory
analog signals
translate data into waveforms