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Introduction to Computers by Mind Map: Introduction to Computers
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Introduction to Computers

Components of Computer

hardware

Input Device

Output Device

System Unit

Storage Device

Communications Device

Networks and the Internet

network

A network is a collection of computers and devices connected together, often wirelessly, via communications devices and transmission media

Internet

The Internet is a worldwide collection of networks that connects millions of businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, and individuals

social networking Web site

A social networking Web site encourages members to share their interests, ideas, stories, photos, music, and videos with other registered users

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Computers

Advantages

Speed

Reliability

Consistency

Storage

Communications

Disadvantages

Health Risks

Violation of Privacy

Public Safety

Impact on Labor Force

Impact on Environment

Computer Software (program)

System Software

Operating system

Utility program

Application Software

Installing

Installing is the process of setting up software to work with the computer, printer, and other hardware

Categories of Computers

Personal computers

Mobile computers

notebook computers

laptop computers

Tablet PCs

mobile devices

smart phones

PDAs

handheld computers

portable media players

digital cameras

Game consoles

A game console is a mobile computing device designed for single‐player or multiplayer video games

Servers

A server controls access to the hardware, software, and other resources on a network

Mainframes

A mainframe is a large, expensive, powerful computer that can handle hundreds or thousands of connected users simultaneously

Embedded computers

Supercomputers

A supercomputer is the fastest, mostpowerful computer

Computer Applications in Society

Education

Finance

Government

Health Care

Science

Publishing

Travel

Manufacturing