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Computer vocabulary

Computer hardware and software terminology

Hard disk spinning disk in the hard drive that stores memory
Input data that is entered into a computer
Central Processing Unit (CPU) a part of the computer that directs all the instructions where to go (it processes the information)
File where you keep documents, power points, spreadsheets, etc.
Hardware anything you can feel and touch
Memory computer storage
Monitor a screen that shows what you are doing on your computer
Mouse a hand-held device that shows up on the monitor tracking where you want to click
Operating System (OS) a collection of software that controls what the computer does(examples:MacOS, Windows Vista)
Output the process of transferring data from internal storage to external storage
Printer a hardware in which you can print what you see on the monitor
Program an application that allows you to perform tasks on the computer(internet explorer, word, iMovie, etc.)
Server A computer or device on a network that manages network resources.
Software programs and applications on a computer
Web Browser an application to access the internet
RAM Temporary storage (memory)
ROM Read only memory, cannot be changed, is more permanent
Motherboard The main circuit board of a computer
network a number of computers connected together to share information and hardware
Created by: tpkane