UNDERSTANDING YOUR COMPUTER. Personal Computers Called PC’s. This type of computer is made by several different companies. The computers we will use in class. Macintosh Often called Macs and Apples.
This type of computer is made by several different companies.
The computers we will use in class.
Often called Macs and Apples.
These computers look different on the inside and outside but they can do basically the same things.TWO BASIC TYPES OF COMPUTERS
Windows is the most common operating system for PCs.
Hardware is the name for the physical parts of your computer.
work. It is like the brain of the computer.
Back Space/ Delete
Enter or ReturnKEYBOARD
We will use these in class.
Like a folder in your pocket
CD ROM Disk
Just like a music CD.
Software is purchased on CD.
Today, some CD’s can be used to save information, but the computer has to have a CD burners.DISKS
several icons that
can be used as
short-cuts to a
program or file.
Drives are different places on your computer to save information.
3 ½ Floppy A: is the disk drive
C: is the hard driveDRIVES
Software needs to be installed on a computer, usually from a CD.
Some examples of software programs that we will use in class:
text. You can
check your spelling
and grammar, too.
are mainly words.
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