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computer term stuff

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avatar refers to a character that represents an online user
cookie is a small amount of data generated by a website and saved by your web browser
downloading process in which data is sent to your computer
flaming the act of posting or sending offensive messages over the Internet
search engines Google, Excite, Lycos, AltaVista, Infoseek, and Yahoo
firewall allows authorized traffic from the Internet to flow in and out of the network
address bar a text field near the top of a Web browser window that displays the URL of the current webpage.
social networking allow users to be part of a virtual community
phishing con game that scammers use to collect personal information from unsuspecting users
data streaming multimedia file can be played back without being completely downloaded first.
web site collection of web pages
motherboard main circuit board of your computer
output device Any device that outputs information from a computer
router allowing only authorized machines to connect to other computer systems
malware refers to software programs designed to damage or do other unwanted actions on a computer system
artificial intelligence the ability for a computer to act like a human
ergonomics used to create comfortable workstations for employees
gigahertz equal to 1,000 megahertz,commonly used to measure computer processing speeds
bit a single digit number in base-2 (a zero or a one) and is the smallest unit of computer data.
byte a unit of measurement used to measure data
gigabyte 2 to the 30th power, or 1,073,741,824 bytes
megabyte 2 to the 20th power, or 1,048,576 bytes
terabyte 2 to the 40th power, or 1,099,511,627,776 bytes
virtual reality best described as an illusion of reality created by a computer system
control panel a feature of the Windows operating system that allows the user to modify system settings and controls