BASIC COMPUTER OPERATION OUTLINE  Computer Hardware  Operating systems  Terms  Disk capacities  Viruses  Applications and Documents

 Installation/reinstallation  Internet Applications Computer Hardware  Case  Power switch  Reset switch  Hard drive  Floppy  CD/DVD  Serial ports  Parallel port  USB port  Keyboard/mouse  Network card  Modem  Sound card  Video card  RAM  Motherboard

Cabling For items in or attached to a system to work properly they must be securely connected.  Macintosh OS. The space is emptied out when the computer is turned off. Operating systems  All computer systems have an operating system.800 MB 4. Currently.  DIRECTORY = An organizational structure on disks to file management easier. Directories also become a local region for the computer to hunt for other files related to the current file. Fan  Cables The basic system including keyboard.  Microsoft Windows OS.  Hard disk:  CD  DVD 20 GB – 160 GB 700 .  DOCUMENT = A file created using an application. The thinking space available to a computer to use while performing operations. mouse and monitor.  APPLICATION = A program that allows a computer to perform a certain function.7 GB .  Terms  A: Floppy disk C: Local disk D: Local disk (partition)  RAM = Random Access Memory. there are three dominate typical user operating systems.4 MB Linux. The file is only useful using the application that created it or a similar application that can convert it. Disk capacities  Floppy: 1.

move.17 GB Backup Floppies. CDs Identify and use icons. drag & drop  Minimize and maximize a window  Use pull-down menus  Select. save. open. open. and close a window  Resize a window  Scroll a window  Activate and de-activate a window  Start an application and create a document Name. double-click. click. open. revise a document  Name a document (!)  Save a document  Retrieve a document from floppy disk  Retrieve a document from hard disk  Re-name a document  Edit and re-save a document  Print a document  Create and name folders  Save. and place documents inside folders Applications  Open and work with more than one application at a time  To switch between them for Windows: click on the application at the "TASKBAR" down on the screen . menus  Point. windows. retrieve. and move an icon  Select.

(Particularly “.math.) .  FTP Client is the software that is designed to transfer files back-and-forth between two computers over the Internet..metu. It needs to be installed on the computer and can only be used with a live connection to the Internet.edu.exe” files. WS-Ftp.  Do not open any unexpected attachments that are e-mailed to you. SSH. (Browsers..) Viruses  Viruses are programs that reproduce themselves into the files of your computer  Anti-virus software and automatic update  Mcafee Virus Scan Configuration of Automatic Mcafee Virus Update via FTP http://www. Cute-Ftp..tr/department/doc/virus/virus_update. Alt &TAB button FTP (File Transfer Protocol)  The simplest and most secure way to exchange files over the Internet.html  Current security patches applied to operating system and applications.