Intro_to_Computers

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Introduction to Computers and the  Internet
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Computer Component Objectives Recognize the importance of computer literacy Define the term computer and identify its components Recognize the purpose of a network Identify the types of software Describe the categories of computers Determine how the elements of an information system interact Identify the types of computer users Next Identify chips, adapter cards, and other components of a motherboard Describe the components of a processor and how they complete a machine cycle Define a bit and describe how a series of bits represents data Differentiate among the various types of memory Describe the types of expansion slots and adapter cards Explain the difference among a serial port, a parallel port, a USB port, and other ports
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Computer Software What is a graphical user interface (GUI) ? p. 14 Fig. 1-14 Next Allows you to interact with the software using graphics and icons Controls how you enter data and how the screen displays information
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Computer Software What is system software ? p. 15 Operating System (OS) Operating System (OS) is a set of programs that coordinates all activities among computer hardware devices and allows users to run application software Utility Programs Utility Programs allow the user to perform maintenance-type tasks usually related to managing a computer, its devices or its programs Next Programs that control the operations of the computer and its devices
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Computer Software What is application software ? p. 16 Fig. 1-15 Next Presentation Graphics Spreadsheet Database Word Processing Programs that perform specific tasks for users
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Categories of Computers p. 18 Next Personal computers (desktop) Mobile computers and mobile devices Midrange servers Mainframe computers What are the categories of computers? Supercomputers
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Personal Computers What are the two most popular series of personal computers ? p. 19 Figs. 1-18–1- 19 Next PC and compatibles use the Windows operating system Apple Macintosh uses the Macintosh operating system (Mac OS)
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What are information system elements? p. 24 Fig. 1-28
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course COMPUTER 55 taught by Professor Wang during the Spring '08 term at Temple.

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