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Chapter 2

20 Vocab Words

TermDefinition
Computer Platfrom a piece of software, just like any other software you install and use on your computer
Operating System Two versions of operating systems; Macintosh and Windows
Processor Speed Measured in megahertz and gigahertz
RAM Amount of random access memory
Hard Disk Space The amount of storage space available on your computer disk drive.
Serial Also known as COM or RS-232 port, has nine pins and two wires
Parallel A 25-pin RS-232C connection on the back of most computers.
SCSI:Industry standard connection between computers and peripheral device controllers
USB new de facto standard for connecting peripheral devices to a computer
Fire Wire Apple Computers version of the IEEE 1394 standard for connecting peripherals to the computer
Ethernet standard for connecting computers into a Local Area Network
Montiners Crt and Lct- LCD moniters are much more exspensive and faster than comparably sized CRT moniters
Input Devices Devices that the computer needs for you to use to communicate
Scanners There are two types of scanners, Flatbed and Drum
Digital Camera's Use CCD technology based on a honeycomb of sensing cells or pixels
Output Devices Devices that physically shoe the input that did to the input devices
Data storage Amount of space you can store data
Local Area Network System of interconnected computers that can share programs, data files, and peripheral devices including printers and scanners
Wide Area Network System of two or more local area networks that are hooked together
Intranet any network maintained for use by a specific group of people
Created by: tanner.frey