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All About Computers

Beginning COMPUTER UNIT>

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Parts of the computer system the you can physically touch. Hardware
The set of instructions that tell the computer what to do. Software
Holds about 1.44 MB of memory Floppy Disk
Holds about 650 MB of memory CD - Compact Disk
CD stands for what? Compact Disk
DVD stands for what? Digital Versatile Disk
Programs that tell the computer how to work. Operating System Software
Programs that perform a specific task. Application Software
Type of software designed to allow you to add, move and format text. Word Processing
Type of software designed to allow you to use audio, video, graphics and text in an interactive slide show. Presentation Software
Type of software designed to allow you to enter and organize information records. Database Software
Type of software designed to allow you to enter data and organize into columns and rows and create graphs. Spreadsheet Software
Type of software designed to allow you to create reports, brochures, calendars and invitations using text and graphics. Desktop Publishing Software
What is the first step in the processing of information through the computer? Input
What is the second step in the processing of information through the computer? Storage
What is the third step in the processing of information through the computer? Processing
When using your mouse, what is the small arrow moving across the screen called? Pointer
A mouse with a ball on top is called this. Trackball
A mouse with a sensor os called this. Optical
A list of programs in the computer. Menu
The images that represent programs on the computer. Icons
Clicking the mouse once does this. Selects the file
Double-clicking the mouse does this. Opens the file
Selecting an object and moving it across the screen. Dragging
LCD stands for this Liquid Crystal Display
This device allows you to copy images, documents and other information into the computer. Scanner
The blinking line on the computer screen Cursor
CPU stands for this Central Processing Unit
Microprocessor is another name for this. CPU
RAM stands for this Random Access Memory
RAM is what type of memory? Temporary
ROM stands for this. Read-Only Memory
ROM is what type of memory? Permanent
One character of memory Byte
1,024 characters of memory Kilobyte
1,048,567 characters of memory Megabyte
1,073,741,824 characters of memory Gigabyte
1,099,511,627,766 characters of memory Terabyte
9,007,199,254,740,990 characters of memory Petabyte
How is size of a monitor measured? Diagonally
Is the monitor an input or output device? Output
What device gives a hard copy of what is on the screen? Printer
A printer that uses a laser beam to print. Laser Printer
A printer that shoots small dots of ink on the paper. Inkjet Printer
Device that allows the computer to produce sound. Sound Board
Device that allows one computer to talk to another. Modem
Modem stands for this. Modulator Demodulator
Why is a modem called an input/output device? It sends and receives.
DSL stands for this. Digital Subscriber Line
This is an input device that you type on. Keyboard
Permanent storage device Hard Disk Drive
When you record to this type of CD the information is permanent. CD-R
You can record over this type of CD. CD-RW
What is the main storage device in a computer? Hard Disk Drive
What is the computer's primary pointing device? Mouse
This device accepts input, processes data, stores data and produces output. Computer
What is the fourth step in the processing of information through the computer? Output
Created by: jhand