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BCIS Final

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A computer interprets every signal as either "on" or "off", using numbers known as ____.
b. binary digits (bits)
The design and construction of the hardware of a particular computer is referred to as its ____.
b. configuration or architecture
____ is a program that tracks a computer user's Internet usage and sends this data back to the company or person who created it, without the user's knowledge.
Spyware
Computers are capable of _______--starting and running more than one program at a time.
multitasking
What do you call a named collection of data stored on a disk?
file
The path between microprocessor, RAM, and peripherals is called the ____.
data bus
The rules that establish an orderly transfer of data between sender and receiver are called ____.
protocols
A monitor is a(n) ____ device.
output
The computer term GB stands for _________.
gigabite
Your computer needs ____ devices to accomplish input and output functions.
peripheral