Computing F451

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Hardware
The physical componants of a computer system
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Software
Instructions or programs that make the hardware perform a specific task
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Input Device
A peripheral device that gives (enters) data to the computer
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Output Device
A peripheral device that presents results of the programming to the user
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Memory
A peripheral device which stores programs and data that are currently in use
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Secondary Storage
A peripheral device which stores programs and data ready for future use
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ALU (Arithmetric Logic Unit)
Makes logical decisions and carries out calculations (+,-, /, *)
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Control Unit
Syncronises the operations of the processor parts
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Systems Software
Maintains the conputer to keep it running efficiently (virus checker)
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Applications Software
Makes the computer do something benefitial for the user; the user doesnt need it to get the task done
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Peripheral Drivers
Peripherals use drivers so they can work with the software on the computer
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Instructions or programs that make the hardware perform a specific task

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A peripheral device that gives (enters) data to the computer

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Card 4

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A peripheral device that presents results of the programming to the user

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Card 5

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A peripheral device which stores programs and data that are currently in use

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