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Computer Basics

Computer Basics Vocabulary

Application Software Is a type of software that includes programs that help people do certain tasks.
Binary Code Is a language a computer can understand. Made up of a series of ones and zeros.
Boot Is the process of starting or resting a computer.
Byte Stands for a single character of data.
Central Processing Unit (CPU) A silicon chip that processes data and carries out instructions given to the computer. AKA: microprocesser.
Compact Disc (CD) An optical storage device that uses laser technology to store information.
Computer A device that can store, retrieve, manipulate and process data to produce an outcome.
Floppy Disk A magnetic, non-rigid storage device that can be used to store data and transport it to another computer. It is encased in a plastic sleeve to protect its data
Graphical User Interface(GUI) Allows people to select text,icons,and menu items on the computer screen to choose commands and files and to start application software. It makes computers user friendly.
Hard Drive A storage device that reads and writes data to and from round,rigid disks in the computer.
Hardware The physical equipment of a computer. Includes input devices, the CPU, output devices and memory. The main parts are the CPU, the monitor,the keyboard,and the mouse.
Headphones An output device that produces sound.
Information Technology(IT) The use of technology tools, including computer systems and telecommunications, to input,store,process and communicate information.
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