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Common CIS Termanology

FRU Field Replaceable Unit
DB-9 Serial port CGA/EGA monitor (obsolete) Serial devices (such as a serial mouse or external modem)
DB-25 Parallel - Printers
DB-15 Joystick or MIDI device (game port)
High Density DB-15 (three rows) VGA/SVGA monitor
DVI Video port Digital monitor
6-pin Mini-DIN 6-pin Mini-DIN PS/2-style keyboard or mouse By convention, purple connectors are used for the keyboard, and green connectors are used for the mouse
TRS Tip Ring Sleeve Red (pink) = Mic In Blue = Line In Green = Line Out
RJ-11 (four wires) Internal modem or telephone
RJ-45 (eight wires) RJ-45 (eight wires) Ethernet network
Firewire 6-pin Video cameras (most common) Less commonly, similar devices that use USB connectors such as printers or external drives
Kernel The kernel is the core of the operating system that is loaded into memory when the system boots up. It is responsible for controlling security, managing the file system, and providing a platform for applications to run on
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