Final Exam Terms

  1. Flash-memory card
    Best Drive to store temporary information
  2. Hard Disk
    Center of PC stores operating systems software, data, etc
  3. Floppy Disk
    Antiquated drive to store digital information
  4. Optical Disc (DVD)
    Best drive to store information
  5. Digitizing tablet
    A computer input device that allows one to hand-draw images and graphics, similar to the way one draws images with a pencil and paper
  6. Video Memory
    A form of writable memory, usually RAM, dedicated to the purpose of holding the information necessary for the graphics card to drive a display
  7. CD Burner
    An optical drive that uses laser light or electromagnetic waves near the light spectrum to read or write data to or from optical disks
  8. Selection List
    • A user interface control GUI element similar to a list box which allows the user to choose one value from a list.
    • When a drop-down list is inactive it displays a single value.
    • When active it displays drop-down list of values
  9. Radio Buttons
    A type of graphical user interface element that allows the user to choose only one of a predefined set of options.
  10. Check Boxes
    A type of graphical user interface element (widget) that permits the user to make multiple selections from a number of options
  11. Text Box
    A text box's purpose is to allow the user to input text info to be used by the program
  12. Code Generator
    In Computer Science, code generation is the process by which a compiler's code generator converts some internal representation of source code into a form that can be readily executed by a machine
  13. HTML Code
    • HyperText Markup Language
    • * Predominant markup language for web pages.
    • * Creates means to create structured documents
  14. XML Code
    • A textual data format, with strong support via Unicode for the language of the world
    • *Widely used for the representation of arbitrary data structures
  15. Microsoft Windows
    A series of software operating systems and graphical user interfaces produced by Microsoft
  16. Unix
    A computer operating system originally developed in 1969 by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs
  17. FireFox
    • A free and open source web browser
    • * Derived from Mozilla App and managed by Mozilla Corporation
  18. Mac OS X Leopard
    Apple's desktop and server operating system for Macintosh Computers
  19. Microsoft Word
    A word processor designed by Microsoft
  20. Ubuntu
    A computer operating system based on the Debian GNU/Linux
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