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Terms in this set (25)
The program that controls the hardware resources in a computer
An operating system produced by Microsoft
A free, open-source operating system
An operating system produced by Apple
Central processing unit. The "brains" inside a computer
Personal computer. Generally refers to a Windows/Intel computer
Random Access Memory. Temporarily stores running programs and data
Hard disk drive. Used for long term storage of programs and data.
A set of instructions that can perform a function
What a computer works on/processes/edits. e.g. documents, music, pictures, photos...
A large circuit board containing the electronic components of a computer
A device that is plugged into/connected to a computer, e.g. keyboard, mouse, monitor, headphones
A device that transfers data from the real world into the computer, e.g. keyboard, scanner, mouse, camera, microphone
A device that transfers data from the computer to the real world, e.g. printer, screen, speaker
To load or setup a program or device for the first time.
To change the settings of a program or device.
A program that performs a useful task, e.g. Microsoft Word, Corel Draw, Half Life 2
Performing or running an application program. Running application programs are managed by the operating system, i.e. the taskbar
Turning on and starting up a computer, loading the operating system.
Read only memory. Used to boot up the computer.
One of the main functions of the operating system.
An operating system that can handle many users at the same time.
An operating system that appears to execute many programs at the same time, using time slicing
Graphical User Interface. A computer screen that uses pictures to communicate with the user.
Command line interface
A computer screen that requires the user to type in commands.
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