Flashcards in ch4 Deck (18):
The CPU in an example of an output device.
Main memory is also called RAM memory.
A computer with two CPUs is called a dual-processor computer.
The CPU reads instructions and data from memory via the data bus.
The most frequently used data is stored in cache memory
A gigabyte or GB is 1024MB.
The data bus connects the CPU to the output devices such as the monitor.
Main memory holds the program instructions for applications that are currently being processed.
Memory that is permanent is called “volatile” memory.
When you work on a spreadsheet program like Excel, the program is loaded into main memory for processing.
Optical disks are an example of main memory.
The operating system control’s a computer’s resources
Linux is a version of Unix that was developed by the open source community.
Horizontal-market application software serves the needs of a specific industry.
Firmware is computer software that is installed into a printer and cannot be changed.
A thin client is a client-server application that requires nothing more than a browser.
When one buys an operating system like WinXP, you are actually buying a software license