Random Access Memory; temporary memory. RAM is expandable, and resides on the motherboard.
The tangible, physical computer equipment that can be seen and touched.
Memory whose contents can be accessed and read but cannot be changed. A memory system, that stores information permanently and is not lost when the computer is shut off.
This is the main circuit board that all of the other internal components connect to
The brain of the computer
intangible instructions for the computer
miniature representation of a graphic image
converts AC power from the wall outlet into the lower voltages of DC power required to power all components of the computer
most frequently used input device
a technology for recording data onto disks or tape by magnetizing particles of an oxidebased surface coating.
needed for new hardware to communicate with operating system
starting up the computer
CPU, RAM, and video card processor speed is measured in this
the smallest binary unit
a manufacturer's ___ determines what the company will do if you discover a flaw in a product.
when the voltage comes in too high
this takes care of excess voltage with surges.
uninterruptible power supply
provides a battery backup to your compute if the voltage sags or goes out.
a computer screen made of glass
the home of deleted files
the name of someone who writes a new application
a massively powerful computer widely used in the academic, banking, and industrial fields
this operating system has the largest market share
this operating system uses an open source model of product development and is free
the name of the number of times per second a monitor redraws the image
charged when you return a computer
Windows allows for files names up to this many characters in length
Pressing this function key will cause the operating system to start in safe mode
right clicking on almost anything in Windows causes a ______ menu to appear.
a folder inside another folder
the wildcard figure used in a search to represent any number of unknown characters
the wildcard used to replace a single character in a search
a set of stpes that walks you through installing a new piece of hardware
a small program for controlling settings in the control panel
identifies the default printer
a license that you must read and agree to in order to install most software
Use this if you need the same information repeated on multiple slides
a search method for databases
the intersection of a row and a column on a spreadsheet
multiple worksheets in a single spreadsheet file
extension for Excel spreadsheet files
extension for Word document files
extension for PowerPoint document files
name of popular antivirus program
1024 bytes of storage
Ctrl + S
keyboard shortcut for save
Ctrl + X
keyboard shortcut for cut
Ctrl + B
keyboard shortcut for bold
Ctrl + V
keyboard shortcut for paste
this type of storage uses lasers to read information stored on shiny disks
devices connect to computers through these
plug and play
the term used to describe what happens when you plug a new device into the computer and the operating system recognizes and installs it.
the most powerful type of computer--used for rendering movie special effects
type of network used to describe computers that are connected in a single physical location
type of network used to describe computers that are connected to several different locations in different cities and buildings
an error in computer programming
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