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16 Cards in this Set

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(Central Processing Unit) — the “Brains” of the computer where the work is done.
Command-line Interface
type of user interface in which the user types commands or press special keys on the keyboard to enter data and instructions
Graphical User Interface
a menu based interface known as icons (pictures that appear on the desktop environment).
Hard Copy
a printed page of text or graphics.
the physical equipment of a computer system that you can touch.
Impact Printers
a printer that strikes the paper in order to form images. Example: Dot Matrix Printer
an input device that enters data with letters, numbers, symbols, and special function keys.
computer hardware that allows information to be passed through the telephone lines
the video screen of the computer
a pointing device used primarily with graphical interfaces.
Non-impact Printer
a printer that forms images without striking the paper. Example: Laser or Inkjet Printers. (Laser printers are considered to be the Cadillac of all printers)
the information that leaves the computer.
Random Access Memory (RAM)
a type of memory that can be read from and written to by the processor and other devices. Ram memory is volatile.
Read Only Memory (ROM)
a type of memory that is used to store permanent data and instructions because it is nonvolatile.
used like a copy machine to allow information to be input into the computer
output viewed on the monitor