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Computers: A Look Inside Overview
Uses of the Computer Hardware Input and Output and Storage Operating Systems Software Operating Systems Software Windows Linux Unix Macintosh Hardware The Stuff You Can Touch And Feel Central Processing Unit Monitors Hard Drives Peripheral Components Input, Process, Output, and Storage 1. 2. 3. 4. Most operating systems provide functions to read and write data on files. It then translates requests for operations on files into operations that the disk controller can carry out. The operating system performs four basic operations, Input Processing Output Storage Conclusion Think of a computer as a body. The heart, bones, and blood of the body are the hardware of the computer. But what's a body without a brain? The brain is the software. The programmers and writers of software make them work with almost every computer out there. ...
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- Spring '08
- Operating Systems