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Unit A

Understanding Essential Computer Concepts

TermDefinition
Netbook Type of subnotebook computer are notebook that primarily designed to allow users to access the internet and check email.
Commands An instruction to perform a task. such as opening a file or emptying the Recycle Bin.
Byte Series of eight bits
RAM Temporarily holds programs and data while the computer is on and allows the computer to access the information randomly.
Hard Disk A magnetic storage device that contains several magnetic oxide-covered metal platters that are usually sealed in a case inside the computer.
Expansion Slot An electrical connector on the motherboard into which a card is plugged.
Server A computer on a network that acts as the central storage location for programs and provides mass storage for most of the data used on the network.
Spyware Program that tracks a users Internet storage without users permission.
Operating System Allocates system resources, manages storage space, maintains security, detects equipment failure.
Database Input instructions that tell the computer how to process data.
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