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* CPU
Central processing unit
term used for a computer
CD-ROM
Optical disk to store audio or data files
CD-R
Optical disk that can be written to once
CD-RW
Optical disk that can be written to multiple times
DVD
Optical disk with high storage capacity, usually for video
Flat panel monitor
a thin monitor with a flat screen
Flat screen monitor
a traditional looking monitor with a flat screen
* OCR
Optical Character Recognition
used with a scanner to convert text to a word processor
File extension
3 characters placed after the dot in a file name to allow software to know the program used to create the file (ppt. doc.)
* RTF
Rich-text-format
Used to save any word processor document so any computer can open it
Pixel
a term (from picture element) to describe the snallest part of an image on a computer monitor
* UPS
Uninterruptible Power Supply
a battery backup for computers and other electronic equipment
DPI
Dots per inch
a term used to define the quality of a printer-the higher the number, the higher the quality
* RAM
Random Access Memory
memory a computer uses to load and swap files/data
Peripheral
external devices connected toa computer, such as printers, scanners
pages per minute a printer will print
PPM
Speed of a CD-ROM or DVD
drive
16X
information stored on a surfer's computer by the web server of the viewed page
Cookie
Web page address
Universal Resource Locator
* URL
text that, when clicked, will take the browser to a new web page
Hyperlink
Hypertext markup language-programming language used to create web pages
HTML
Children's Internet Protection Act- federal requirement to filter Internet for schools
CIPA
alpha or alpha-numeric name indicating a web site
Domain name
Internet Service Provider- can provide dial-up, cable modum, ISDN, DSL, or other connectivity
* ISP
Internet Protocol address-
number identifying a server or other network device
* IP address
Wide Area Network- a group of connected networks
*WAN
Local Area Network- a group of computers connected to a server
*LAN
A theory created by Gordan Moore that the number of transistors on a processor doubles every 18 months. (Processor speeds double every 18 months)
Moore's Law
Global positioning system- device to locate its position on Earth via satellites
* GPS
Personal Digital Assistant- Palm or other small electronic devise to store info
*PDA
pages per minute a printer will print
PPM
Speed of a CD-ROM or DVD
drive
16X
information stored on a surfer's computer by the web server of the viewed page
Cookie
Web page address
Universal Resource Locator
* URL
text that, when clicked, will take the browser to a new web page
Hyperlink
Hypertext markup language-programming language used to create web pages
HTML
Children's Internet Protection Act- federal requirement to filter Internet for schools
CIPA
alpha or alpha-numeric name indicating a web site
Domain name
Internet Service Provider- can provide dial-up, cable modum, ISDN, DSL, or other connectivity
* ISP
Internet Protocol address-
number identifying a server or other network device
* IP address
Wide Area Network- a group of connected networks
*WAN
Local Area Network- a group of computers connected to a server
*LAN
A theory created by Gordan Moore that the number of transistors on a processor doubles every 18 months. (Processor speeds double every 18 months)
Moore's Law
Global positioning system- device to locate its position on Earth via satellites
* GPS
Personal Digital Assistant- Palm or other small electronic devise to store info
*PDA