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Stacktacular v2.2

A Stack thats Spectacular

software designed to meet the user’s need; performs a specific task. Application software
a compact disk that reads only memory. CD-ROM
the media that carries or transports the message. (telephone wire, coaxial cable, microwave signal, or fiber optic) Computer
the part of the computer that directs instructions. Control Unit
Central Processing Unit; the brain of the computer CPU
new facts entered into the computer to be processed, which consist of text, numbers, sounds, and images. Data
designed to be used on a desktop. Desktop computer
a storage device. Disk
Uses a pattern of dots to form words and images on paper Dot Matrix Printer
the science of designing equipment and workspace for a comfortable and safe working environment Ergonomics
a document stored on a disk File
the central computer where the data and software for local area network computers are stored File server
a printed copy of output Hard Copy
a device that holds information such as software and files. Hard Disk/Drive
physical parts of a computer Hardware
the interactions of humans and computers that consist of input, processing, output, and storage Information Processing Cycle
sprays ink through small holes to form words and images on paper Inkjet printer
the process of entering information into a computer Input
input, processing, output, and storage IPOS
contains numbers, letters, symbols, and function keys; looks like a typewriter Keyboard
designed to be small enough and light enough to be used on your lap Laptop computer
uses light beams to form words and images on paper Laser Printer
computers connected together in a relatively close location such as in the same building or department Local Area Networks (LAN)
used by business and government to process large amounts of information Mainframes and minicomputers
a small computer in which the central processing unit or CPU is a single silicon chip Microcomputer
Modulator – Demodulator. A device that connects the computer to a telephone line Modem
when computers are connected to other computers that can share information and sometimes hardware (printers) Network
designed to be used on a desktop but still small enough to be portable Notebook computer
Displays the results of processing Output
a handheld device that is often used in conjunction with a desktop or other PC PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants)
smaller and less powerful than the other types of computers Personal computers
executes instructions given to the computer Processing
the rules that govern the orderly transfer of data sent Protocol
random access memory; temporary storage RAM
the computer receiving the message. Receiver
read only memory; Permanent storage ROM
Prints copies like a photocopier Scanner
the computer that is sending the message Sender
One who repairs hardware and software problems Service Technician
output that is not in printed form; such as what is seen on the monitor Soft Copy
Programs that tell the computer what to do Software
a device that holds data Storage
most powerful computer used to do things like predict hurricanes and navigate satellites Supercomputer
controls the operation of a computer System software
a program that protects a computer from damaging computer viruses Virus Protection Software
provides easy access to the Internet without a having to have a traditional computer Web TV
when local area networks are expanded to include several local area networks within a city, state, region, territory, country, continent, or the world. Wide Area Networks (WAN)
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