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


This contains the computers permanent memory. It cannot be changed.

Operating system

Also known as an "OS," this is the software that communicates with computer hardware on the most basic level. Without an operating system, no software programs can run.

IP address

a number that uniquely identifies each computer or device connected to the Internet

hard drive

The primary storage component of a computer which holds all software and data.


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


compact audio/video interface for transmitting uncompressed digital data; it supports high definition video and 8 channels of audio


a program used to navigate the internet


An operating system used by the majority of PCs.


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


a unit of information equal to one billion (1,073,741,824) bytes or 1024 megabytes


1 trillion bytes

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