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operating systems the software that supports a computer's basic functions, such as scheduling tasks, executing applications, and controlling peripherals.
processor speed referring to the clock speed of a computer’s processing chip, measured in megahertz or gigahertz.
RAM memory is typically measured in megabytes (or, in newer computers, gigabytes) and is referred to Random access memory (RAM) your computer has available for running applications.
SCSI(small computer interface) an industry-standard connection between computers and peripheral device controllers.
Fire wire Apple computer’s version of the IEEE 1394 standard for connecting peripherals to the computer.
USB(universal serial bus) connection model is the new de facto standard for connecting peripheral devices to a computer.
Input devices helps communicate with your computer. Example: the keyboard and mouse.
Drum scanner based on a photo-multiplier tube that is a very sensitive and accurate sensor. The photographic original is attached to a clear plastic drum and rotated past a group of PMT sensors
Flatbed Scanner a less expensive and less accurate scanner uses a charge-coupled device sensor.
output devices any piece of computer hardware equipment used to communicate the results of data processing carried out by an information processing system which converts the electronically generated information into human-readable form.
data storage a technology consisting of computer components and recording media used to retain digital data.
Local area network a computer network that links devices within a building or group of adjacent buildings.
Wide area network a computer network in which the computers connected may be far apart, generally having a radius of half a mile or more.
intranet a local or restricted communications network, especially a private network created using World Wide Web software.
internet a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link several billion devices worldwide.
Dial-up modem- a form of Internet access that uses the facilities of the public switched telephone network (PSTN) to establish a dialed connection to an Internet service provider (ISP) via telephone lines.
image editing encompasses the processes of altering images, whether they are digital photographs, traditional photochemical photographs, or illustrations.
web design a similar process of creation, with the intention of presenting the content on electronic web pages, which the end-users can access through the internet with the help of a web browser.
page layout the term used to describe how each page of your document will appear when it is printed.
plug-ins a plug-in module or plug-in software.
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