Computing Basics. Chapter 3, Exploring the Digital Domain. Computing Basics. how computers process information how hardware is organized for instruction-execution how software directs processing the role of the operating system how the OS manages files, user interface
Exploring the Digital Domain
In this chapter you will learn about . . .
stores both data and instructions used for processing
manages the instruction-execution cycle
An operating system is a collection of resident programs that manage the computer’s resources, supervise the execution of processes, and provides useful services and security.