an electronic device, operating under the control of instructions stored in its own memory
computer users (end users or users)
people who use the computer directly or used the information it provides
Six primary components of a computer
*out put devices
any hardware component that allows you to enter data, programs, commands, & user responses in computer
small metal or plastic device that looks like a ball point pen but uses pressure instead of ink
the processor (central processing unit or CPU) interprets and carries out the ___.
basic informations that operate a computer
Ex: Intel & AMD
memory (random access memory or RAM) consists of __.
electronic components that temporally stores instructions that operate your computer.
two commonly used output devices are
printers and display devices/monitors
More Exs: Speakers / headphones
a duplicate of file, programs, or disk, that you can use in case the original is lost, damaged, or destroyed
a portable storage medium that consists of a flat, round, portable disc made of metal, plastic, & lacquer that is written & read by using a low-pressured beam
miniature mobile storage media
rewritable media usually in the form of a flash memory card, USB flash drive or a smart card
USB flash drive (or pen or thumb drive)
a flash memory device that plugs into USB port. The most common portable storage media of choice today
operating system tells the computer how __.
to perform the functions of loading, storing, & executing and application
each icon represents __.
an application such as Word Processor, or a file or document where date is stored.
applications software consists of
programs designed to make users more productive &/or assist with personal task
wide area network
a network that covers a large geographical area, such as, that connects the district office of a national corporation
reasons more than 1 billion people use the internet
*communicating with & meeting other people
*accessing a wealth of information, news, & research
*shopping for goods & service
*accessing sources of entertainment & leisure
A web page has a unique address, called _____, which consists of protocol, domain name, sometimes a path, and the page name
URL (Uniform Resource Locator)