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Computer Basics

How well do you know the parts of the computer? Play this game to check your level of knowledge of the computer and its related equipment.

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HardwareThe physical components of the computer system.
SoftwareThe programs or instructions that tell the computer what to do.
CPUThe brain of the computer or central processing unit.
ROMThe permanent memory that is built in your computer. This is read only.
RAMThe computer's working memory, sometimes called random-accessed memory.
MegabyteApproximately a million bytes.
GigabyteApproximately a billion bytes (or 1,000 megabytes).
Input DeviceThe hardware that is used to pass information into the computer.
Output DeviceThe hardware that receives and dislplays information coming from the computer.
ModemThe device that allows your computer to talk to other computers over a telephone line.
MonitorA video or computer display device.
Laser PrinterA printer that uses both laser and photographic technology to produce high quality output.
PrinterThe hardware that provides printed output from the computer.
Hard CopyA printed copy of computer output.
Compact DiscA disc on which a laser has digitally recorded information such as audio, video, or computer data.
Hard DiskA fixed, large-capacity magnetic storage medium for computer data.
Floppy DiskA portable magnetic storage medium for computer data that allows users to randomly access information.
Graphical User InterfaceThe use of graphical symbols instead of text commands to control common computer functions such as copying programs and disks.
IconA small picture or symbol respresenting a computer hardware function or component.
Ink-jet PrinterA type of printer that forms letters on the page by shooting tiny electrically charged droplets of ink.

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