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1.01 & 1.02 Historical Development & Computer Types and Components

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ARPA Net
Network built by the Department of Defense
Internet
World wide collection of networks
World Wide Web
World wide connection of web pages
Bit
The smallest unit of data a computer can process
Byte
Eight bits that are grouped together
Connectivity
Places where cables join to peripherals
GB
Gigabytes is one billion bytes
K
"Kilobyte is1,024 bytes"
MB
Megabyte is one million bytes
Miniature Mobile Storage Media
High capacity storage devices that use flash technology for data storage
Peripherals
Devices that connect to a computer
TB
One trillion bytes
Applications
Software instructions
DOS
A single user operation system developed for personal computers.
File Manager
Utility software related to file management
Hardware
Physical components of a computer system
Operating System
Instructions that coordinate computer activity
Programs
Series of instructions that tell a computer what to do
Software
Instructions that operate the computer system
Utilities
Software that performs maintenance tasks