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1

What is the definition of hardware?

All the physical parts of a computer that you can see, touch and pick up.

2

Give 5 examples of types of hardware

keyboard
Mouse
monitor
printer
speakers
web cam
CD-ROM
memory stick
hard disk
processor

3

What is the definition of software?

Coded programmes that control how the computer works.

4

Give 5 examples of software.

System software e.g. Operating systems, disk cleaners, disk defragmenter, virus protection

Application software e.g. word processors, graphic editors, web design programmes, spreadsheet programmes, CAD, web browsers, computer games

5

What is the difference between hardware and soft ware?

Hardware is physical and software is part of the ICT system and cannot be physically touched, seen or picked up.

6

What is the definition of a computer?

Computers are devices that accept information and then manipulate it to produce a result

7

Give 3 examples of types of computers.

PC (personal computer),
Laptop,
PDA,
Mainframe,
Notebook,
Palmtop/tablet

8

What are the main components of a general purpose computer?

CPU
ROM/RAM
Input devices
Output devices
backing storage

9

Give 3 examples of OS

Windows
ios
Android

10

Give an example of a recent development in ICT.

Cloud storage
ebooks