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Network
A collection of computersand devices connected together, often wireless communication devices and transmission media.
Resources
Things such as hardware, software, data, and information that is allowed by networks.
Internet
A worldwide collection of networks that connects millions of businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, and individuals.
WWW or world wide web
It's one of the more popular services on the internet. The web contains billions of document called web pages.
Web Page
Can contain text, graphics, and information. Also audio and videos.
Web 2.0
Websites that provide a means for users to share personal information, allow users to modify the website, and have software built into the site for user acess.
GUI (Geographical Usere Interface)
Interract with the software using text, graphics, and visual images such as icons.
Icon
A miniature image that represents a program, an instruction, or some other object.
System Software
Consists of the programs that control or maintain the operations of the computer and its devices. Serves as an interface between users and the application.
application software
consists of the programs designed to make username productive and assist them with personal tasks.
Operation System
A set of programs that coordinates all the activities among computer hardware devices. A way for users to communicate with the computer.
utility/utility program
Allows a user to perform maintenance-type tasks usually related to managing a computer, its devices, or its program.
installing
Process of setting up software to work with the computer, printer, and other hardware.
Loading
Program is copied from storage to memory.
Programmer
Someone who develops software or writes the instructions that direst the computer to process data into information.
Computer Literacy
involves having a current knowledge and understanding of computers and their uses.
Computer
This is an electronic device, operating under the control of instructions stored in its own memory, that can acceptdata, process the data according to specified rules,produce results, and store these results for future use.
Data
A collection of unprocessed items, which include text, numbers, images, audio, and video.
Information
Instructions for the computer to perform a certain task.
Information Process cycle
A series of input, process, output, and storage activities.
Hardware
A computer contains many electric, electronic, and mechanical components
Input devices
Any hardware component that allows you to enter data and pull up information on the computer.
Output devices
Any hardware component that conveys information to one or more people
CPU
The electronic component that interprets and carries out the basic instructions that operate the computer.
Memory
Consists of electronic components that store instructions waiting to be executed and data needed by those instructions.
Storage/storage device
records(writes) and/or retreives(reads) items to and from storage media.
Communications devices
A hardware component that enables a computer to send and retreive data, instructions, and information to and from one or more computers or mobile devices.
Convergence
Leads to computer manufactuerers continually releasing newer models that include similair functionality and features.
Personal Computer
A computer that can perform all of its input, processing, output, and storage activities by itself.
Desktop Computer
Designed so that the system unit, input devices, and any other devices fit entirely on or under a desk or table.
Mobile Computer
A personal computer you can carry from place to place.
Notebook/laptop computer
A portable, personal computer often designed to fit on your lap and have little weight and are thin.
Convergence
Leads to computer manufactuerers continually releasing newer models that include similair functionality and features.
Personal Computer
A computer that can perform all of its input, processing, output, and storage activities by itself.
Desktop Computer
Designed so that the system unit, input devices, and any other devices fit entirely on or under a desk or table.
Mobile Computer
A personal computer you can carry from place to place.
Notebook/laptop computer
A portable, personal computer often designed to fit on your lap and have little weight and are thin.
Tablet PC
A special type of notebook computer that allows you to write or draw on the screen using a digital pen.
Embedded Computer
A special-purpose computer that functions as a component in a larger product.
Server
Controls access to the hardware, software, and other resources on a network and provides a centralized storage area for programs, data, and info.
Mainframe
A large expensive, powerful computer that can handle hundreds or thousands of connected simultaneously. Holds data, instructions, and info.
Tablet PC
A special type of notebook computer that allows you to write or draw on the screen using a digital pen.
Supercomputer
The fastest, most powerful computer; most expensive. Capable of processing more than one quadrillion instructions in a single second.
Embedded Computer
A special-purpose computer that functions as a component in a larger product.
Operating System
A set of programs that manage a computer hardware resources and provide common services fo hardware for services
Server
Controls access to the hardware, software, and other resources on a network and provides a centralized storage area for programs, data, and info.
Tower
An enclosure that holds the components of a computer
Mainframe
A large expensive, powerful computer that can handle hundreds or thousands of connected simultaneously. Holds data, instructions, and info.
Handheld
A device that can be held in one's hand.
Supercomputer
The fastest, most powerful computer; most expensive. Capable of processing more than one quadrillion instructions in a single second.
Tablet PC
A special type of notebook computer that allows you to write or draw on the screen using a digital pen.
Operating System
A set of programs that manage a computer hardware resources and provide common services fo hardware for services
Embedded Computer
A special-purpose computer that functions as a component in a larger product.
Tower
An enclosure that holds the components of a computer
Server
Controls access to the hardware, software, and other resources on a network and provides a centralized storage area for programs, data, and info.
Mainframe
A large expensive, powerful computer that can handle hundreds or thousands of connected simultaneously. Holds data, instructions, and info.
Handheld
A device that can be held in one's hand.
Tablet PC
A special type of notebook computer that allows you to write or draw on the screen using a digital pen.
Supercomputer
The fastest, most powerful computer; most expensive. Capable of processing more than one quadrillion instructions in a single second.
Embedded Computer
A special-purpose computer that functions as a component in a larger product.
Operating System
A set of programs that manage a computer hardware resources and provide common services fo hardware for services
Server
Controls access to the hardware, software, and other resources on a network and provides a centralized storage area for programs, data, and info.
Tower
An enclosure that holds the components of a computer
Mainframe
A large expensive, powerful computer that can handle hundreds or thousands of connected simultaneously. Holds data, instructions, and info.
Supercomputer
The fastest, most powerful computer; most expensive. Capable of processing more than one quadrillion instructions in a single second.
Handheld
A device that can be held in one's hand.
Operating System
A set of programs that manage a computer hardware resources and provide common services fo hardware for services
Tower
An enclosure that holds the components of a computer
Handheld
A device that can be held in one's hand.
Tablet PC
A special type of notebook computer that allows you to write or draw on the screen using a digital pen.
Embedded Computer
A special-purpose computer that functions as a component in a larger product.
Server
Controls access to the hardware, software, and other resources on a network and provides a centralized storage area for programs, data, and info.
Mainframe
A large expensive, powerful computer that can handle hundreds or thousands of connected simultaneously. Holds data, instructions, and info.
Supercomputer
The fastest, most powerful computer; most expensive. Capable of processing more than one quadrillion instructions in a single second.
Operating System
A set of programs that manage a computer hardware resources and provide common services fo hardware for services
Tower
An enclosure that holds the components of a computer
Handheld
A device that can be held in one's hand.