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CPU
(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.
Hardware
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
Keyboard
an input device that enters data with letters, numbers, symbols, and special function keys.
Modem
computer hardware that allows information to be passed through the telephone lines
Monitor
the video screen of the computer
Mouse
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)
Output
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.
Scanner
used like a copy machine to allow information to be input into the computer
Softcopy
output viewed on the monitor