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Hardware & Software

Computer Hardware & Software

Monitor the primary device for displaying information from the computer
Tower metal casing that holds all of computers components. For example: motherboard, hard drive, etc...
Keyboard the primary device for entering information into the computer
Mouse the primary device for navigating and interacting with the computer
USB Ports Universal Serial Bus - most widely used interface for connecting devices to a computer
Hard Drive store data
RAM - Random Access Memory makes things easier for the computer to access
ROM - Read Only Memory small memory chip only used at start up
Processor sends & receives information, completes task, makes things work smoothly
Software a set of programs and procedures that are intended to perfrom some tasks on a computer system - makes the computer useful. Two types are the Operating System Software and Software Application Programs.
Operating System Software (OS) is a software system that enables the computer hardware to communicate and operate the computer software - without the OS the computer would be useless
Software Application Programs set of instructions that tell the computer what to do - used to accomplish specific tasks like manipulating text, numbers and graphics. For example, making a letter, working in a spreadsheet or creating a slide show or movie
Different types of Operating System Software Windows, Mac, Unix, Linux
Different types of Software Application Programs Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Movie Maker, Accelerated Reader
Created by: carieggen