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Chapter 4 computer concepts

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Application software
Programs that enable you to accomplish tasks and use the computer in a productive manner.
Computer
An electronic system that contains input, processing, output, and storage units.
Computer network
Two or more computers connected together to enable resources sharing.
Console/ system unit
The hardware unit that conains the CPU, memory, hard disk, and power supply.
CPU
The processing unit.
Hardware
A peripheral device uses this to attach to the computer.
Magnetic
Floppy disks uses this type of storage media.
Memory (RAM)
The temporary storage available inside the computer.
Motherboard/ system board
The physical components of a computer system.
Peripherals
Hardware connected outside the main computer system unit.
Port
The unit that contains the circuitry that enables a computer system to operate.
Server
Used to manage network resources, this type of computer can be dedicated to a specific task.
Software
Computer programs.
Spyware
This type of program threatens a user's privacy.
Topology
The layout or design/ arrangement of computers computers connected to a network.
Character
Requires one byte of storage?
2 GHz
Represents the fastest CPU speed?
Speaker
Is not an input device?
Compact disk
Is an example of optical storage?
Multitask
Is not a type of computer?
In the computer memory
Before a computer can process data, where must data be stored?
Giga
Means Billions?
Desktop
Is not a type of microcomputer?
Firewall
Can make a computer invisible to hackers?
Worm
Is capable of opening a "back door" on a computer and is able to spread without human interaction?