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Technology Vocabulary - Unit 1

Week 1's ten vocabulary words

POSTthe computer's startup check of its components
bootstrappingthe full term for starting up the computer
CPUcentral processing unit, the brains of the computer
hard disk drivethe device that stores all of the computer's programs
RAMthe memory that contains currently running programs
VRAMthe memory that displays what you see on the monitor
PRAMthe memory that keeps track of the computer's clock and other settings
extensiona software program that extends the capability of the MAC
drivera software program that lets a computer communicate with other hardware
operating systemthe hidden software that controls all aspects of the computer's functions

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