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Session 1 Computing Fundamentals vocabulary

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Melanie Targos

on 24 October 2012

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Transcript of Session 1 Computing Fundamentals vocabulary

Session 1 Computing Fundamentals Vocabulary Performs tasks, such as games, to office productivity and beyond Application Software Process that allows a user to return to a previous state on the computer if something goes wrong Backup Allows a user to view content on the Web Browser Eight bits. A character of text. Byte A type of optical media that can only be written to once. CD-R The main component of a computer which moves data, performs mathematic operations, makes decisions based on instructions, and directs the actions of hardware and software. CPU Type of software that stores information in structured tables that can connect and interact with each other Database Spreadsheet software in the Microsoft Office suite Excel Software that is free to use Freeware An operating system that combines processors and software in a device Embedded System Freeware A software that is free to use Freeware Included with standalone software and informs a user how the software can be used legally End-User License Agreement A document associated with a standalone software program which explains the legal regulations for using the software EULA The primary storage component of a computer which holds all software and data Hard Drive The first stage (step) of the computing process, in which a user initiating an action by giving the computer information or a request Input Examples: Scanner, keyboard, touch screen, game controller Input Devices Two main basis installation methods: manual and plug-and-play Input/Output Device Used to measure computer processing speed Megahertz An application that is not installed locally but used over the Internet or another network. Encourages developers to improve upon and add to it Open Source Software A type of media used to store data which is read by a laser, such as a CD or DVD Optical Media The primary form of software running on a computer that organizes tiles and folders as well as telling the hardware how to interact with the user and other software Operating System (OP) The third stage of the computing process, in which the computer produces a result based on the user's request. Output Presentation software in the Microsoft Office suite PowerPoint The second stage of the Processing
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