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unit 2

computer an electronic device that processes data.
personal computer (pc) used by one person at a time (laptops game systems)
central processing unit (cpu) a small chip that performs calculations and carries out all instructions you give to your computer (computer's brain)
bit the smallest unit of information, always either a 1 or a 0.
byte the building block for all information that flows through a computer.
hardware the collection of physical devices that make up your computer system.
input when a user enters information into a computer
output when a computer delivers information back to a user
random-access memory (ram) the temporary information that a computer uses only when it work with a particulr file
read-only memory (rom) the pernament information on your hard drive
storage device hardware that saves data onto a goard drive, a server or a disk.
software a computer program that contains a set of instructions that make it possible for your computer to perform tasks
operating system (os) the overall program that controls all the other software programs and allows hardware devices to work properly
network a group of computers connected together
drive the largest storage area
folder a place to save and organize files, such as documents or pictures
file a collection of data
save as a command to let you rename files at the same time as moving it to a new location
shortcut an icon that is a direct link to a file or folders
keyword a word (or words) keyed into a search box that that matches the topic you arer looking for
content search to seek out informationfrom a list of catergories and topics
keyword search to seek information through a database, like help and support topics, by keying in words or pharses that match your topic
Created by: Libbyashipp