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Unit 2-

-keyterms-+definitions (14 terms) pg 41

Computer An electronic device that processes data.
personal computer (pc) Is used by one persona t a time. desktop and laptop computers, MP3 players, and personal digital assistants are all examples of PC's wich are also called microcomputers.
central processsing unit(cpu) a small chip that performs calculations and carries out all instruction s given to a computer (also knows as microsprosesser)
bit The smallest unit of information, always either a 1 or 0.
byte a byte is 8 bits and is the building block for all other units of informtaion
hardware the physical devices taht make up a computer system
input information entered into a computer
output the information a computer delivers back to the user
random-acess memory (RAM) The temporary information that a computer uses only when it works with a particular file
Read-only memory (rom) the permanet information on your hard drive
storage device when you save a file, you move the information from a ram to a storage device such as a hard drive, a server, or a disk.
software a computer program that contains a set of instructins that make is possible for your computer to perform tasks
operating system (OS) the overall program that contols all the other software programs and allows devices to work properly
Network A group of computers connected together
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Drive the hardware that finds, reads, and writes information to and from a disk
Folder A place to organize files
File a collection of data.
Save As a command to rename a file at the same time as moving it to a new location
shortcut A direct link to a file or folder
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Keyword a word or words used in a search to match a desired topic
Content search To seek out information from a list of categories and topics
Keyword search to seek information through a database, like Help and Support topics by keying in words or phrases that match your topic
Created by: hai_its_Heather