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consists of programs designed to make users more productive and/or assist with personal tasks
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
A small silicon semiconductor chip with millions of transistors that executes instructions
Data Storage Device
Device capable of permanently or temporarily storing digital data
A mobile storage device
A place to store stuff you want to keep - non-volatile
All of the physical devices that collectively constitute the item we think of as a desktop or a laptop computer
A global network connecting millions of computers, making it possible to exchange information.
a circuit board that contains all of the computer system's main components.
Operating System (OS)
Software used to control the computer and its peripheral equipment
Personal Computer (PC)
Any computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals to use with no intervening computer operator
Random Access Memory (RAM)
A type of computer memory that can be written to and read from. __________ usually pertains to the internal memory of a computer. __________ is usually a fast, temporary memory area where data and prog…
A dedicated computer that shares resources with other computers in a network.
a collection of computer programs that tell the computer how to perform a particular task