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An combination of letter and numbers a user must enter before using software. activation key
A card that adds additional functions to a computer by plugging into the motherboard. adapter card
There computer programs are designed to help users complete tasks on their computers of smartphones. application software
The basic measurement unit of computer storage and memory, equivalent to one character of text. byte
A transfer of a file form the Internet to your computer. download
A way to manipulate a computer system by interacting with graphics (icons, buttons, menus, and so on) instead of by typing in commands. graphical user interface
The permanent storage on a computer. hard desk drive
The physical parts of a computer. hardware
A device that provides information for the computer to process. input device
A data storage device used in digital cameras and smartphones. memory card
The large circuit board of a computer where peripherals attach. motherboard
A group of connected computers. network
The system software provided to a computer user by the computer manufacturer. operating system
A computer program that allows users to create a show to display for an audience with the ability to include media. presentation application
The computing center of a computer where all information is processed. processor
The temporary storage on a computer. random access memory
The host computer that delivers web pages and other applications to you browser. server
A program that is not a physical device that directs the computer to perform certain tasks. software
A change in an application of new feature added to a software program that developer releases, usually on the Internet, for users to add software upgrade
A computer program that allows a user to create worksheets with data in rows and columns to sort and manipulate as needed. spreadsheet application
A device that keeps a computer’s information, even with the machine is off, until the user decides to delete the information; examples include hard disk drives, CDs, DVDs, and inline storage. storage device
Computer software that maintains the system for maximum performance. utility program
A computer program that allows a user to create documents with text. word processing
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