IFSM 201

  1. Application software
    Programs that enable users to perform specific tasks on a computer, such as writing a letter or playing a game.
  2. Boot
    To start up a computer.
  3. Communications
    The transmission of data from one device to another.
  4. Computer
    A programmable, electronic device that accepts data input, performs processing operations on that data, and outputs and stores the results.
  5. Computer literacy
    The knowledge and understanding of basic computer fundamentals.
  6. Computer network
    A collection of computers and other hardware devices that are connected together to share hardware, software, and data, as well as to communicate electronically with one another.
  7. Computer user
    A person who uses a computer.
  8. Data
    Raw, unorganized facts.
  9. Desktop
    The background work area displayed on the screen in Microsoft Windows.
  10. Desktop PC
    A PC designed to fit on or next to a desk.
  11. Dialog box
    A window that requires the user to supply additional information.
  12. Domain name
    A text-based Internet address used to uniquely identify a computer on the Internet.
  13. Electronic mail (e-mail)
    Electronic messages sent from one user to another over the Internet or other network.
  14. E-mail address
    An Internet address consisting of a username and computer domain name that uniquely identifies a person on the Internet.
  15. Handheld computer
    A portable PC about the size of a paperback book or pocket calculator.
  16. Hardware
    The physical parts of a computer system, such as the keyboard, monitor, printer, and so forth.
  17. Hyperlink
    Text or an image located on a Web page or other document that is linked to a Web page or other type of document.
  18. Icon
    A small graphical image that invokes some action when selected.
  19. Information
    Data that has been processed into a meaningful form.
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IFSM 201
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