Computer Literacy BASICS: Lesson 3 And 4 Vocabulary

Computer Literacy BASIC: Lesson 3 And 4 Vocabulary
Created Apr 28, 2011
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Backup
Saving files to a removable disk or other independent storage device that can be used to restore...
Data Theft
Confidential and private information stored on computers being stolen by thieves and hackers
Driver
A small program that instructs the operating system on how to operate specific hardware
Encryption
Secure process for keeping confidential information private
Humidity
Environmental condition that can affect the performance of computer systems
Ping
DOS command to test connectivity and isolate hardware problems and any mismatched configurations
Power Spikes
Short, fast transfers of electrical voltage, current, or energy
Surge Suppressor
Plug into electric outlets to protect computers against power spikes
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
Device that provides power to computers if the normal current is interrupted
Cable Management
Organizing and protecting computer system cables
Corona Wires
Laser printer wires used to generate a field of positive charges on the surface of the drum...
Cookie
Small text file that a Web site uses to identify a specific computer
Defragmentation
A process that reduces the amount of fragmentation on a disk by physically organizing the contents...
Fragmentation
Occurs when a piece of data is broken up into many pieces that are not stored close together
Ergonomic Keyboard
Keyboard that allows for a more natural positioning of arms and hands
Maintenance
Performing tasks on a regular schedule to manage and prevent equipment problems
Recycle Bin
Holding area for files and folders before their final deletion from a storage device
Sectors
locations on a hard disk where data files are written
Seek Time
How long it takes the computer to scan for a file; affects speed of processing cycle and computer...
Touchpad
A pointing device that can be used instead of a mouse; most often on notebook computers.
Wireless Keyboard
Keyboard that reduces the clutter of wires and cables, and improves mobility


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