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Computer
Is a device that can store memory, process data, and produce results.
Data
Items like images or text that hasn't been processed.
Information
Useful to people, such as receipts or documents.
Software
Tells the computer what tasks to preform.
CPU
carries and stores instructions that operate the computer.
ROM
Read only memory. permanent memory.
RAM
Random access memory. stores data that needs to be done.
USB
Universal Serial Bus. solid state memory unit
Network
Collection of computers and devices connected together, often wirelessly.
Client
A workstation on a network that gains access to central data files and programs.
Internet
Worldwide collection of networks that connects millions of businesses, government, educational, and individuals.
Web or WWW
World Wide Web, is one of the more popular services on the Internet.
Phishing
The practice of using fraudulent e-mails and copies of legitimate websites to extract financial data from computer users.
Web 2.0
Websites that provide a means for users to share personal info and other content.
GUI
Graphical User Interface, you interact with the software using text, graphics, and visual images such as icons.
Icon
picture or symbol that appears on a monitor, used to represent a command.
System software
Consists of the programs that control or maintain the operations of the computer and its devices.
Application software
Consists of programs designed to make users more productive and/or assist them with personal tasks.
Utility/utility program
Allows a user to perform maintenance-type tasks usually related to managing a computer, its devices, or its programs.
Loading
The act of loading
Personal computer
Computer that can perform all its input, processing, output, and storage activities by itself.
Mobile computer
Personal computer you can carry from place to place.
Embedded computer
Special-purpose computer that functions as a component in a larger product.
Convergence
The coming together of two or more disparate disciplines or technologies.
Server
Controls access to the hardware, software, and other resources on a network.
Mainframe
Large, expensive, powerful computer that can handle 100's or 1000's of connected users simultaneously.
Supercomputer
Fastest, most powerful computer and the most expensive.
Operating System
Set of programs that coordinates all the activities among computer hardware devices.
Tower
Tall, vertical case with accessible horizontal drive bays, designed to house a computer system.
PDA
Personal Digital Assistant, provides personal information management functions.
Handheld
Something small enough to be used or operated while held in hand or hands.
CAM
Computer-Aided Manufacturing, refers to computers to assist with manufacturing.
GPS
Global Positioning System, radio navigation system that allows land, sea, and airborne users determine exact location.