Essentials Homework Essay

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Chayce Eaton
Essential Homework 1. Is a Mainframe Computer considered to be a Personal Computer(PC)?
A Mainframe Computer is not considered a PC, since it’s faster, faster and they are typically used by larger businesses and the government.
2. The intangible components of a computer system, including the programs are called.
Software is the intangible components of a computer system, including programs and applications.
3. To display graphics a computer needs a monitor and a(n).
To display graphics a computer must have a graphics processor, otherwise known as a built-in graphics card, video display adapter or video card.
4. What part of the computer is responsible for executing instructions to process information?
The processor is the part of the computer that is responsible for executing instructions to process information.
5. Keyboards, monitors and printers are all examples of which of the following?
Keyboards, monitors and printers are all examples of peripheral devices.
6. What do you call each 1 or 0 used in representation of computer data?
A bit is called each 1 or 0 in representation of computer data.
7. What is a gigabyte?
A gigabyte is 1,073,741,824 bytes, or about one billion bytes.
8. What temporarily stores data and programs while you are using them?
RAM (random access memory) temporarily stores data and programs while you are using them.

9. When you turn the computer on, which of the following permanently stores the set of instructions that the computer uses to activate the software that controls that controls the processing functions?
ROM (read-only memory) permanently stores the set of instructions that the computer uses to activate the software that controls the processing functions.
10. What is a named collection of data stored on a disk?
A named collection of data stored on a disk is a file.
11. What prevents unauthorized access to a computer by another computer?
A firewall prevents unauthorized access to a computer by another computer.
12. What magnetic storage media is usually sealed in a case inside the computer
A hard disk/drive is the magnetic storage media usually sealed in a case inside the computer.
13. What must each computer that is part of the network have…