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Introduction to computer by Mind Map: Introduction to computer
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Introduction to computer

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A computer is an electronic device, operating under the control of instructions stored in its own memory

A computer contains many electric, electronic, and mechanical components known as hardware

Input Device

Output Device

System Unit

Storage Device

Communications Device

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

Networks and the Internet

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

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

Computer Software

Software, also called a program, tells the computer what tasks to perform and how to perform them

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

Personal Computers

Two popular architectures are the PC and the Apple

Desktop computer

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

Mobile Computers and Mobile Devices

Mobile Computer

Personal computer you can carry from place to place

Examples include notebook computers, laptop computers, and Tablet PCs

Mobile Device

Computing device small enough to hold in your hand

Examples include smart phones, PDAs, handheld computers, portable media players, and 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

Supercomputers

A supercomputer is the fastest, most powerful computerNew node

Embedded Computers

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