An input device converts data that humans can understand into a form (0s and 1s) that the computer can
An output device converts machine language (0s and 1s) into a form that people can understand. Hard
copy typically refers to paper ou
CHAPTER 6 REVIEW
What is application SW?
What is a SW suite? What is an Office suite?
Explain the differences between commercial, shareware, freeware and public domain SW.
What is open source software, web-based software, mobile software?
Lab Assignment #1
Hard drive: stores data and programs, the principal storage device for most computers.
Fan: cools the CPU
Power Supply: converts standard electrical power into a form the computer can use.
CPU: performs the
What is a computer network? What is a network topology?
Explain the basic characteristics of the star and bus topologies.
What is the difference between a LAN, MAN and WAN?
What is the difference between a client-server LAN and a peer-to-peer LAN
Computers run two general types of SW: systems SW and application SW. Systems SW consists of the
background programs (operating system and utility programs) that allow you to manage, control and
operate your computer-and allow it to run applicat
Most storage systems involve two parts: Storage devices that write data and programs onto, and read
from, storage media. Storage media that contains the permanently stored data (hard disk, CD, DVD).
Storage devices can be internal, external, or
Electronic mail (e-mail)
Internet service provider
What is the Internet?
Name three technological breakthroughs that led to the rapid growth of the Internet.
What is an Internet service provider?
What is an application service provider?
Who controls the Internet?
What is the difference between t