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A personal computer
A micro computer designed for use by one person, such as a computer used at home
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An embedded computer system
A system that is designed for one or two limited tasks and expansion
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Mainframe computer
Very large system in a commercial buisnesses uded for bulk processing
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Supercomputer
A supercomputer can handle high amounts of scientific computation. It channels all its processing power into the processing of one task
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What is a microprocessor?
An integrated electrical circuit that is capable of carrying out the instructions of a computer software application or program
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Explain the difference between hardware and software
Hardware is the components that make up computer systems and expansion e.g. such as the input devices. Software is the instructions that make the syste carry out a task and expansion
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Suggest two possible applications for the use of personal computers within the home
WWW, email, personal letters, photo/video editing, spreadsheets, databases
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Suggest two possible applications for the use of personal computers within a business
Database exaple, spreadsheet example, business document production, communication
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Suggest two possible applications for the use of personal computers for specialised purposes
CAD, CAM, special needs pupils in schools, presentation and advertising
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What is BIOS?
Basic Input/Output System. Software which acts as an interface between the operating system and the hardware
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An embedded computer system

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A system that is designed for one or two limited tasks and expansion

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Mainframe computer

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Supercomputer

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What is a microprocessor?

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