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Computer

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Server A computer or computer program that manages access to a centralized resource or service in a network.
Cloud In computer networking, cloud computing is computing that involves a large number of computers connected through a communication network such as the Internet, similar to utility computing.
URL A URL is the address of a specific Web site or file on the Internet.
File extension a group of letters occurring after a period in a file name, indicating the format of the file.
Network a number of interconnected computers, machines, or operations.
Router a device that forwards data packets to the appropriate parts of a computer network.
Access point Access points are stand-alone devices that plug into an Ethernet switch.
Bandwidth Bandwidth describes the maximum data transfer rate of a network or Internet connection. It measures how much data can be sent over a specific connection in a given amount of time.
Browser A web browser, or simply "browser," is an application used to access and view websites.
Search engine a program for the retrieval of data from a database or network, esp. the Internet.
Motherboard Everything is based around the motherboard, can add memory to it.
Hard Drive A primary storage, comes in size of gigabytes. There is a disk that spins around and as it spins the arm goes back and forth to read the ones and zeros.
RAM Stands for "Random Access Memory," RAM is made up of small memory chips that form a memory module. These modules are installed in the RAM slots on the motherboard of your computer.
ROM Stands for "Read-Only Memory."ROM is memory containing hardwired instructions that the computer uses when it boots up, before the system software loads.
CD Drive Optical drive is the generic name; drives are usually described as "CD" "DVD", or "Blu-ray". Optical disk drives are an integral part of stand-alone consumer appliances such as CD players, DVD players and DVD recorders.
Floppy Drive A floppy disk,is a disk storage medium composed of a disk of thin and flexible magnetic storage medium, sealed in a rectangular plastic carrier lined with fabric that removes dust particles. Floppy disks are read and written by a floppy disk drive.
Memory Computers process and store data, however, computers store data in digital format, which means the information can always be called up exactly the way it was stored.
CPU Stands for "Central Processing Unit."It pretty much the brain of your computer. It processes everything from basic instructions to complex functions.
Gigabyte One gigabyte (abbreviated "GB") is equal to 1,000 megabytes. Sector - A sector is the smallest unit that can be accessed on a hard disk. Each platter, or circular disk of a hard disk is divided into tracks, which run around the disk.
Created by: maryjanex