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Introduction to Computer by Mind Map: Introduction to
Computer
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Introduction to Computer

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Computers

Advantages of Using Computers

Speed

Reliability

Consistency

Storage

Communications

Disadvantages of Using Computers

Health Risks

Violation of Privacy

Public Safety

Impact on Labor Force

Impact on Environment

The Components of a Computer

hardware

Input Device

Output Device

System Unit

Storage Device

Communications Device

Computer Software

Software

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

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

Categories of Computers

Personal Computers

A personal computer can perform all of its input, processing, output, and storage activities by itself

Mobile Computers and Mobile Devices

Notebook computer

Tablet PC

Smart phone

PDA

Handheld computer

Portable media player

Digital camera

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

Supercomputers

A supercomputer is the fastest, most powerful computer

Embedded Computers

An embedded computer is a special‐purpose computer that functions as a component in a larger product

Computer Applications in Society

Education

Finance

Government

Health Care

Science

Publishing

Travel

Manufacturing