1.01 & 1.02 Historical Development & Computer Types and Components

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ARPA Net

Network built by the Department of Defense

Internet

World wide collection of networks

World Wide Web

World wide connection of web pages

Bit

The smallest unit of data a computer can process

Byte

Eight bits that are grouped together

Connectivity

Places where cables join to peripherals

GB

Gigabytes is one billion bytes

K

"Kilobyte is1,024 bytes"

MB

Megabyte is one million bytes

Miniature Mobile Storage Media

High capacity storage devices that use flash technology for data storage

Peripherals

Devices that connect to a computer

TB

One trillion bytes

Applications

Software instructions

DOS

A single user operation system developed for personal computers.

File Manager

Utility software related to file management

Hardware

Physical components of a computer system

Operating System

Instructions that coordinate computer activity

Programs

Series of instructions that tell a computer what to do

Software

Instructions that operate the computer system

Utilities

Software that performs maintenance tasks

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