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Basic Computer Terms

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CPU
the brain of the computer; controls the other elements of the computer
Hard Drive
A device (usually within the computer case) that reads and writes information, including the operating system, program files, and data files
Keyboard
A peripheral used to input data by pressing keys
Printer
A peripheral device that converts output from a computer into a printed image
Download
Transferring data from another computer to your computer
Freeware
Software provided at no cost to the user
Spreadsheet
A program arranged in rows and columns that manipulates numbers
Virus
A deliberately harmful computer program designed to create annoying glitches or destroy data
Icon
A small picture used to represent a file or program in a GUI interface
Folder
A graphical representation used to organize a collection of computer files
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