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Computer Concepts notes austin burland

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computer
a machine that processes information and performs computations
computer parts
the many parts that work together to make a computer work
monitor
display screen to provide "output" to user.where you view information
keyboard
used to enter information into the computer
mouse
an "input" devices to control on-screen pointer by clicking
computer case
protects and contains the major components of the computers
disk drives
a device that reads or records data
floppy disk
a plastic disk coated with magnetic material
hard drive
main device that the computer usesto store info
cd-rom
compact digital read only memory
flash drive
allows you to carry inportant data without the bulk of a disk
hardware
the physical parts of the computer
software
programs that tell the computer what to do
output device
things we use to get data OUT of a computer
input device
things we use to put data INTO the computers
modem
the place wherethe computer is connected to the phone line