Fundamentals of Computer Systems

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What is a computer system?
A computer system is a combination of components designed to process and store data. it comprises at least one input device, a processing unit, and output device and a storage device, and may contain a communcations device.
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What is hardware?
Hardware refers to any component with a physical presences and can therefore be touched.
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What is meant by a peripheral device?
Hardware that is external to the main body of the computer.
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Name three environmental issues for computer systems
Getting the resources and making them. Power used to make them. When running heat is given off.
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what year was the computer misuse act created? what crimes come under this?
1) 1990 2) unauthorised access or attempted unaurthorised access to look at information, to access a computer system in attempt to carry out a crime and unauthorised attempt to change computer data
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What year was the copyright design and patents act created and what does it prevent?
1) 1989 2) copying of computer software is a criminal defence and all software should be fully licensed.
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what are the ethical issues for computer systems?
Employment. They can directly replace peoples jobs or lead to job loses
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