Unit 1 computing system.

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Define a computer system.
Is a collection of parts which work together for one particular purpose.It needs to receive and process an input in order to create an output.
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Explain the importance of the computer system in the modern world
The reason why computer system are so important now is because computer system are found in most electronic devices,
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Explain the need for reliability in the computer system.
Unreliable systems can result in the loss of or theft of data.More and more people have become dependent on computer systems,
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Meaning of embedded system.
A computer system that forms part of an electronic device.
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What is a kernel
The lowest level of an operating system that controls the hardware.
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What are the different types of Standards.
Proprietary, industry, De facto, open standards.
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Proprietary standards?
These are standard owned by a certain company.The advantage with this standard is that it is very similar to users,this will improve reliability.
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Industry standard?
some standards are agreed across the computing industry. Many of these relate to hardware and allow easy interconnection between devices. One example is (USB) which has become the standard way of connection devices to most computer systems.
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De facto Standards?
Some standards just develop through common usage until they become a accepted way of doing or making things.HTML is a De facto standard. PDF is a De facto, however started as a proprietary standard.
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Open standard?
open standards refers to that they are publicly available. Open standards include the world wide web, HTML
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when/what is data protection act
The law in 1998 is fairly typical law which that was made to protect people privacy..
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When/what is the computer misuse act
it was introduced in 1990 makes it illegal to gain unauthorised access to computer systems.
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The reason why computer system are so important now is because computer system are found in most electronic devices,

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Explain the importance of the computer system in the modern world

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Unreliable systems can result in the loss of or theft of data.More and more people have become dependent on computer systems,

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A computer system that forms part of an electronic device.

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The lowest level of an operating system that controls the hardware.

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