Computer Tech Notecards: BASIC TERMS

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Basic Terms of computer tech.
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Palm

Also known as handheld or PDA (personal data assistant)

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Laptop

A portable computer for students and business people

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Desktop

Also called a PC or microcomputer

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Mainframe

A large computer used in business and other organizations

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Super Computer

The largest, most powerful, most expensive computers

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File Server

The main computer that is in the center of the network

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Network

A group of computers connected to share resources

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Hertz

Measure computer speed

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Bytes

Measure size of memory and storage

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RAM

Random Access Memory- Temporary storage

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ROM

Read Only Memory- Not temporary

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Operating System

The program that “talks” to the user and runs the applications

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Office Button

A button that contains commands that relate to whole document

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Quick Access Toolbar

A customizable toolbar that provides a set of frequently used commands

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Ribbon

A band of tabs and commands used to complete tasks

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Input Device

A device used to input data in a computer such as a mouse

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Storage Device

A device that stores data such as a disk or CD

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Output Device

A device that outputs computer data such as a printer

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File

A saved document or other stored data

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Folder

A storage area for a group of files

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Directory

A storage area or designated storage for folders and files

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Virus

A destructive computer program

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Anti-Virus

A program that looks for and eliminates virus programs

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Hacker

A person who creates viruses or accesses restricted data

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Encryption

Scrambling data so it is harder to hack

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Word Wrap

When the computer returns for you at the end of a line