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Computer Basics

Computer Basics

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computer basics training material
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Computers for Charity 
Computer Basics
What is a computer?
What two things makeup a computer?
Computer or not?
Software
Hardware
Proprietary hardware
Identify basichardware
 Two main types
Desktops
Laptops
Other categories
More on hardware
 
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What is a computer? 
A computer is an electronic devicethat manipulates information or"data." It has the ability to store,retrieve, and process data.
A 'personal' computer (PC) is anygeneral-purpose computer whosesize, capabilities, and originalsales price make it useful forindividuals, and which is intendedto be operated directly by an enduser, with no interveningcomputer operator
 
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What two things make up any type of computer? 
Anything you buy foryour computer can beclassified as eitherhardware or software.
Hardware is any part of your computer that hasa physical structure,such as the computermonitor or keyboard.
Software is any set of instructions that tellsthe hardware what todo.

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