Computer Parts

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hard drive

Contained within your computer's tower, the hard drive provides the PC's main storage area (C:\ Drive)

software

A program or instructions that give directions to the computer.

CPU

the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing

flash drive

Portable storage device that plugs into a USB port.

scanner

an electronic device that generates a digital representation of an image for data input to a computer

social networking

the use of a website to connect with people who share personal or professional interests, place of origin, education at a particular school, etc.

wiki

A collaborative website that can be edited by anyone that can access it.

blog

a shared on-line journal where people can post diary entries about their personal experiences and hobbies

insertion point

blinking vertical line that shows were your text or object will be inserted.

toolbar

A set of icons or buttons displayed horizontally or vertically on the screen that can be used to issue commands to the computer

firewall

(computing) a security system consisting of a combination of hardware and software that limits the exposure of a computer or computer network to attack from crackers

ram

the most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on

rom

(computer science) memory whose contents can be accessed and read but cannot be changed

peripheral

(computer science) electronic equipment connected by cable to the CPU of a computer

network

(electronics) a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits

lan

a local computer network for communication between computers

wan

a computer network that spans a wider area than does a local area network

spam

unwanted e-mail (usually of a commercial nature sent out in bulk)

home row

Keys on the keyboard with fingers of the left hand are on A-S-D-F and fingers on the right hand on J-K-L-;

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