Hardware and software

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What is hardware?
The operating system and other programs such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Powerpoint
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Which of these are computer hardware?
Internet Explorer
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What operating system do we use in the computer lab?
Microsoft Windows
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In the simplest terms, a computer is a machine that stores and processes what?
The Operating System
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The Difference Between Hardware and Software
Computer hardware is the physical components that make up the computer system. Hardware is useless without software to run on it. Software is instructions that tell computer hardware what to do. Software is useless unless there is hardware to run it
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Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The CPU is the 'brain' of the computer. It is the device that carries out software instructions.
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Main Memory
Any data or instructions that are to be processed by the CPU must be placed into main memory (sometimes known as primary storage).
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Read-Only Memory (ROM
Read-Only Memory (ROM) is used in most computers to hold a small, special piece of software: the 'boot up' program.
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Peripheral Devices
Technically, a computer need only be made up of a CPU and some RAM. But a computer like this would not be much use to anybody – other devices need to be connected to allow data to be passed in and out of the computer.
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What Are Input Devices?
Devices that pass data into the computer are known as input devices.
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