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Helen M.

Plum Memorial Library


Computer Classes for Beginners
Basic Mouse Skills
Bits and Bytes
0 0 0 1 = A 1 =O N 0
0100 8 bits=1 =O F F
0 00 1 0 =B
010 C
byte
0 0 1 1 =
0100
K(Kilo)=1024 bytes
The word PLUM is 4 bytes
long. MB(Mega)=1,048,576
bytes
A floppy is GB(Giga)=1,073,741,824
1.44MB bytes
A CD-ROM is 650MB

A DVD is 2.6GB
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CPU
Central Processing
Unit
Intel or AMD
Microprocessor
Memory
Hard Drive

“The brains of the


computer.”
Monitor

The monitor is the main


display device for the CPU. It
displays the VGA signals that it
receives.
Ethernet
Ethernet allows two or more
computers or devices to connect
and share information. Common
uses include:

LAN (Local Area Network)


DSL Modem – High Speed
Internet
Cable Modem – High Speed
Internet
Internet
The Internet is a world wide
network of computers connected Common uses:
in various ways: Web Sites
Modems Email
Routers Data
Fiber Interchange
Optics Voice over IP
Satellites Sound
Video
Boot

When you start or restart a


computer you are booting the
CPU.

Cold Boot – Powering the CPU


on.

Warm Boot – Restarting the


computer by the reset button, “Ctrl-
Alt-Del,” or “Shutdown – Restart.”
Shutdown
It is vital to the safety of the computer
that the system be shutdown properly.
Please remember not to just push the
power switch when finished using the
computer.

DO A “START –
SHUTDOWN.”
Mouse Terms and
Techniques
Point
Click
Double Click
Right Click
Scroll
Drag
Drop
Highlight
Windows Terms and
Techniques
Icons Menu Bar
Buttons Tool Bar
Desktop Status Bar
Title Bar Start Menu
Minimize Task Bar
Maximize Quick Launch
Close
Laboratory

Let’s begin by booting the


CPU…