Tanisha Billups Chapter 1 Homework Problems Pgs 23-25 # 1, 3, 7, 9, 12, 16, 18, 23 1. Commonly known as RAM (random-access memory) the computer’s main memory is a device that holds information: a. The memory is called volatile and is used only for temporary storage. Meaning the contents are erased once the computer is turned off or the program terminates. i. RAM is organized in bits (binary digits) which are the smallest pieces of memory and bytes which are 8 consecutive bits. Secondary Storage is the type of memory that can hold data for long periods of time a. Memory in secondary storage is non volatile ; the data remains when the computer is turned off or the program is not running. b. Examples of this type of memory are: i. Magnetic: floppy disk, zip disk, hard drive ii. Optical: CD-ROM iii. Flash drives 3. Indicate all categories that the following operating systems belong to. a.
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