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Unit 1

Hardware and Software

TermDefinition
Application Software computer software created to allow the user to perform specific jobs or tasks Examples: Word processing, Spreadsheets, Database, and Graphic software
Central Processing Unit (CPU) the central processing unit--the component that executes commands from a computer's hardware and software; the principal computer chip that contains several processing components, which determines the computer's operating speed; the "brain" of a computer
File Management A program on a computer that allows the user to create, edit, view, print, rename, copy or delete files, folders, or an entire file system
File Type an extension at the end of a file name, indicating which application was used to create a document i.e., Word files end in .doc and Excel files end in .xls
Input Device a hardware component that allows data to be entered into the computer through a variety of devices such as a keyboard, microphone, scanner, flash drive, or mouse
Logon the action of gaining access to a computer or a network by entering a username and password; also called Login/Sign In
Memory computer chips that store data and programs while the computer is working; often called RAM or Random Access Memory
Created by: jbrinkley