Axia College Material Appendix E Hardware/Software Components In your own words, describe the following hardware/software components Legacy systems A computer system whose functions are too essential to be disrupted by upgrading, and that has been in operations for a long time. In other words, it is an antiquated computer system or application program. Mainframe computers A large powerful computer, usually expensive, often serving many connected terminals and usually used by large organizations. They typically bulk data processing. Microprocessors An electronic computer made from transistors and other circuit elements on a single microchip. Microprocessors can also be defined as the brains of the computer. PCs A personal computer that is a microcomputer designed to be used by one person in an office, at home, and at school. Network computers Powerful midrange computers that connects to an individual PC. For the purpose of exchanging data, two or more computers can be connected. The communication between
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