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Computer Basics

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Transcript of Computer Basics

Computer Basics
Computer?
Electronic device
Manipulates information
Types of Computers
Desktop Computer
Laptop's Computer
Server
Personal Computers
PC's:
Ability to:
Store
Retrieve
Process data
Use to:
Type Documents
Send emails
Browse the Internet
Other types:
Tablet Computers
Mobile Phones
Game consoles
TV's
Introduced- 1981
Most common
Includes:
Microsoft Windows
Mac's:
Introduced 1984
First widely sold
Made by: Apple Inc.
Includes: Mac OS X
Operating System
Most important Software
Manages Computers:
Memory
Processes
Software
Hardware
Allows you:
Communicate with the computer (without knowing it's language.)


Basic Parts
of Desktop Computer
Computer Case
Monitor
Mouse
Keyboard
Power cord
Setting up
a Computer
Newly purchased: Comes with guide.
For steps go to: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computerbasics/10
Inside look: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computerbasics/7
It will walk you through the steps.
To set up your personal computer check out: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computerbasics/11
Things you need:
Internet Service
Modem
Web browser
Steps you would take: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computerbasics/13.1
How to Keep Your
Computer Healthy
Physically
Protection from Malware
Backing up important files
Go to: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computerbasics/14
Troubleshooting Techniques
Tips:
1. Always check the cables.
2.Isolate the problem.
3.Take notes about error messages.
4. Remember/Write down the steps you have taken.
Connecting to the Internet
Starting up a new Computer?
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My own words:
Finding the computer you truly like/love is more important. You want the fastest internet, you want the best computer, then make sure to read about the computers out there to get the best one there is (your choice).
Computers from back in the days
Can be seen in the National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park.
(Name) Originally: Harwell, Now: Wolverhampton Instrument.
Displayed: 1973-1997
(a computer from years ago):
Reads data from punched tape.
Stores data in volatile memory.
Uses relays to perform calculations.
WITCH
The word "Computer" was Invented....
Originaly used to decribe a human who performed calculations or computations.
The meaning of the word changed in the 19th century.
Definition: A computer is a device that accepts information and handle it for a result.
First Programmable Computer
Name: The Z1
From: 1936 to 1938
Created by: Konrad Zuse
First electro-mechanical binary programmable computer.
First functional computer.
In: 1613
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