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Computer BIG MAC!!!!!

Computer A machine that can be programed. Invented in the 1940's
Personal Computer A personal computer, or PC, is another name for a computer
Hardware The computer and all attached equipment
Software Software is a set of instructions for the computer that has the ability to change or create data
Monitor A display screen
Mouse An imput device. It moves the curser on the monitor
Keyboard The keyboard is a set of keys or buttons that are used to imput information and instructions to a computer
Hard Drive The hard drive is the primary storage unit of the computer. It is where the operating system, applications, files and data are stored on magnetic cylinders
CDROM [Compact Disk] -Read Only Memory
CDROM Drive The small box thats lets the computer read a CD
Data Pieces of information that software can change
Program Another word for software. It is a list of instructions.
Operating System Tells programs what to do
BIOS Wakes up the computer
Motherboard Holds all the circut boards together
CPU The brain of the computer.
ROM Read Only Memory. Only reads
RAM Reads Acces Memory. Reads and writes
Power Supply It gets electricity into the computer
Modem Connect computers to each others
Port Hardware plugs into it; like keyboard, mouse
Video Card Allows graphics to be displayed on the monitor
Power Plug Used to provide power in to the computer and provide power out to the monitor
Parallel Port An electrical connetctor that is used to send information on wires at the same time to a printor
Serial Port Used to connect older or specialized devices
Network Interface Card An Ethernet cable connection
Universal Serial Bus Is an external bus that that transfers Mbps
Created by: mrspowell