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Computer Systems

Computer Hardware Parts of the computer you can touch.
CPU Central processing unit. Processes instructions.
RAM Random Access Memory. Holds temporary information, and losses it when the power is switched off.
Input Device Keyboard, Mouse, Microphone, Scanner.
Output Device Monitor, Printer, Speakers, Projector.
Bytes Order Byte, Kilobyte, Megabyte, Gigabyte, Terabyte.
Hertz Measures the processing speed of the CPU
Multitask Being able to use more than one program at a time.
Operating System Software Controls over all function of the computer.
Application Software Excel, Web browsers, Word, Email, Etc...
Word Processing Create documents such as reports, letters, research papers.
Spreadsheet Preforms calculations, budgets, charts, financial planner.
Presentations Slide shows to help with lectures to a group.
Database Handles large amounts of data such as students records and patient records.
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