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Addison Guidichessi

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Computers are amazing pieces of technology. Although they are so complex, they can be broken down into two parts:
Hardware is all of the physical componets of a computer. They can be broken up in to the CPU and Input/Output devices.
The CPU, or Cental Processing Unit is the foundation of a computer. Without it, the software would be meaningless code. The CPU is comprised of 4 parts:
Hard Drive:
The motherboard is the main part of the CPU. It allows the other componets to transfer information.
The speed is measured in megahertz (MHz)
The processor is kind of like the brain of the computer. It translates the information from the RAM and Hard Drive into images, text, and sounds.
RAM is an abreviation for Random Access Memory. It is the short term memory of the computer. It hold the programs as they are being processed by the processor.
The hard Drive is where everything on a computer is stored. It is the long term memory. When a programs is opened, it if found on the hard drive and exported to the RAM.
The speed is measure in gigahetz (GHz)
RAM is measured in gigabytes (GB)
Hard Drive is measure in gigabytes (GB)
Input/Output Devices
The Input and Output devices are pretty straight forward. They are devices that allow information to be transfered to or from a computer. These include:
The Monitor:
Audio Devices:
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The monitor is an output device. It takes all the information from the processor and displays it for the user to interact with..
Audio devices, such as speakers and headphones are also output devices. They allow sounds to be heard by the user. Some headphones have microphones which enables the user to input sounds that could be recored.
The software is the fundimentals of a computer. With out it, a computer is just a pile of plastic and metal. Software tell the computer what to send to the monitor and how to respond to mouse and keyboard interactions. Software comes in two basic forms, the Operating system and programs.
Operating System
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Windows is a Microsoft product. It is pretty simplistic to use, but has a lot of personalisation. Most non-Apple products use this system.
OS X is an Apple oporating system. It is extremely user friendly, but it is very limited. Because they want it to be user optimised, they do not have many of the costomisation features that Linux and Windows have.
Linux is an open source operating system based on the system Minix. Linux is much like the Android system, whereas is it extremely personalisable and easy to code.
Operating systems play a fundemental role in the computer. They are basically the personality of the computer. Some can be altered, e.g open source systems, and some are very easy to understand and navigate. Here are some commonly used systems.
Programs are what allow a computer to preform all of its different function. There are many different type of programs all with different functions. Here are some that are frequently used.
Web browsing programs allow you to do exactly what you would expect, browse the web. There are a few different platforms such as:
Internet Explorer
Google Chrome
Word Processors are programs that allow user to type and create documents. There are many different programs out there. Some you may see are:
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Works
Windows Media Player
Media player do exaclty what they say, play media. They can play movies and videos, as well as listen to songs and, in some cases, view images.
Editing programs enable users to edit images, sounds and videos. Frequently used ones are:
For my perfect college computer i would require a 3.2 gigahertz processor with 8 gigsbytes of RAM and a 500 gigabyte hard drive. I wouldn't use my computer for anything too fancy. No video editing or anything like that. Just word processing, online video streaming and the occosional video game.
All information was either given to me via Mr. Cole or it was previously aquired knowledge. All images were aquired from Google.com.
Originally created as an educational tool, Minix was sold to Universitys along with the full source code. It was not "open source" cause any changes made to its code could not be distributed under the licence agreement.
Video Card
Internet Modem
Video cards process images and then display them. A better video card allows images and graphics faster with better quality.
Video cards proccess images from your computer to be displayed. Better video cards allow images to be displayed faster with better quality.
A modem converts analog information into digital information. This allows computers to access the internet and other digital information.
The Razer Blade Pro Gaming Laptop is only 17 inches wide and has the proccessing capacity equal to (if not more) of most high end desktop computers. With up to 512 Gigabytes of internal memory and a GeForce GTX 765M GPU from Nvidia, this laptop is up for anything.
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