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intro to it midterm

mr rees midterm
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personal computer
desktop computer with the highest level of processing power and storage space
laptop
thin, lightweight mobile computer with a screen in its lid and a keyboard in its base
backup
a duplicate of content on a storage medium that you can use in case the original is lost, damaged, or destroyed
cloud storage
instead of storing data, instructions, and information locally on a hard disk or other media.
operating system (EX)
system software
word processing
an app where you can create letters, reports and other documents
software developer
someone who develops programs and apps or writes the instructions that direct the computer or mobile device to process data into information
chat room
real-time typed conversation among two or more people on a computer or mobile device connected to a network
WAP
enable users with computers and mobile devices to connect to the internet wirelessly
operating system (definition)
computer program that coordinates all the activity of computer hardware
app bar
includes a button that enables you to display all of your apps
excel
full featured word processing app that allows you to create professional-looking documents and revise them easily
print layout view
shows the document on a mock sheet of paper in the document window
document window
you view a portion of the document on the screen through this
information bar
presents info about the document, the progress of current tasks, and status of certain commands and keys.
contextual tabs
another name for tool tabs
gallery
set of choices, often graphical, arranged in a grid or in a list
task pane
a window that can remain open and visible while you work in a document
path
consists of a drive letter and colon, to identify the storage device, and one or more folder names
minimized window
open window hidden from view but can be displayed quickly by clicking the window's app button on the taskbar
powerpoint
contains many features to design, develop, and organize slides
database
collection of data organized in a manner that allows access, retrieval, and use of the data
OneNote
powerful communications and scheduling app that helps you communicate with others, among other things
publisher
powerful DTP app that assists you in designing and producing professional quality documents that combine text, graphics, illustrations, and photos
tags
building blocks for writing HTML code
GIF and JPEG
two graphic formats used for the world wide web
volatile memory
type of computer memory that requires uninterrupted power to maintain the stored info
CPU
the part of the computer that interprets and excutes all instructions
BTX
motherboard form factor that is designed for better air flow by making the memory slots parallel to expansion slots
microprocessor
integrated circuit that contains millions of transistors performing all processing functions of the CPU
GUI
computer software interface that is user friendly by providing a desktop, icons, and tools to run, utilize, and organize programs and system tools