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HARDWARE & SOFTWARE. Hardware and Software. The computer is made up of 2 essential parts Hardware: The physical parts of the computer that you can see and touch 2. Software: The intangible parts of the computer; the instructions. Examples of Hardware. Printer Monitor Mouse/Trackball

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Hardware and software
Hardware and Software

  • The computer is made up of 2 essential parts

  • Hardware: The physical parts of the computer that you can see and touch

    2. Software: The intangible parts of the computer; the instructions


Examples of hardware
Examples of Hardware

  • Printer

  • Monitor

  • Mouse/Trackball

  • Joystick/Controller

  • Speakers

  • Keyboard

  • Scanner


Software
Software

There are 2 types of Software

  • Operating System Software – The instructions that help the hardware and programs work together

  • Application software - These are the specific instructions to the programs that are installed or downloaded in your computer


Operating system software
Operating System Software

  • Is used with the memory of your computer

  • Can format your disks

  • Create folders to save files

  • Makes it able to move and copy files and folders


Examples of software
Examples of Software

Operating System

Application

Microsoft Word

Facebook

Microtype

Angry Birds

Power point

Temple Run

Movie Maker

  • MAC OS X

  • Windows 7

  • Windows XP


Microsoft software
Microsoft Software

  • Word Processing* – is used for documents that contain lots of text (reports, business letters and memos)

  • Publisher* – creates different publications (flyers, brochures, business cards, etc)

  • Spreadsheet* – Is used for calculations and to create graphs

  • Database – Holds the most information in the form of records and can create different reports

  • Presentation – (power point) creates informational presentations for audiences. The basic unit is a slide