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This involves the computer to calculate numbers, editing text , modifying pictures and other information management tasks. The brain of the computer, CPU, handles theses tasks .
Is the hardware that provides the workspace for the data and instructions the computer is processing
Randam Access Memory
This is the user workspace because the CPU has quick access to it
Considered Volatile or temporaary becasue it disappears after the computer is shut off
Read Only Memory
Non Volatile and contains the getting started intsructions that the computer needs when the power is turned on
The user can not make changes to it
Is the processed information that can be used immediately or stored in computer usable form later
Refers to recodring the output so that it will be avaiable after the computer / program has been shut down
Refers to the operating systema nd applications that allow computers to process the data we put into it
Operating Systems Software
contains the basic instructions for the computer to function
Allows the computer to process the information.
Word Processing Word 2010
Spreadsheets Excel 2010
Database Access 2010
Presentation PowerPoint 2010
Graphics and Drawing Adobe Illustartor , Microsoft Paint
Local Area Network
This type of network is when the computers are physically connected to each via a central hub called a switch
Wide Area Network
LANS are connected to one other to created a WAn . The pathway is not "owned" by the LAn therefore the data has to go in the "public" to reach its destination such as a leased phone line or the Internet.
Press and hold down the mouse button , move the mouse pointer to a specific location and then release the mouse button
Bar that displays at the bottom of the desktop and contains three areas
Start Button/ Area
Task Button / Area
are specialized icons that are very small files that point the operating system to the actual item
A Windows Accessory Program used for drawing. Saves the files as BITMAP which are hard to edit
Power Saving Options STAND BY
Computers switches to low power state causing some devices such as the monitor and hard drives to shut off
Power Saving Options HIBERNATE
Computer saves everything in memory on disks turns off teh monitor and then turns off the computer
A software program that allows you to view text, images and other content stored on a web page on the internet
Uniform Resource Locator
Method used to identify locations on the Internet
Often referred to as a web address
http is the language used to transfer data on the Internet
last part is the domain to which the server belongs to
Type of malware that is a string of code written by someoine who wants to hurt other by damaging or destorying their computer. Typically spread by email by attaching itsef to another file
Type of malware that is a self replicating computer program that distributes iteslf via a network. It does not attach itself to another file.
A type of malware that tracks your activity as your surf the internet and reports the actvity to companies that want to sell their products or steal your identity
A type of malware taht looks at files on your computer and then sends you pop-ups advertisements that try to sell you products and services
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