COMPUTER - HANDY HINTS & TIPS
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MEMORY: = RAM = Random Access Memory.
The RAM holds data for processing by the computer's CPU.
Data you create is held in RAM until you save it (to your Hard Drive)
In most cases more RAM will improve your computer's performance.
The speed at which the CPU processes information internally.
HARD DRIVE (HD): Internal & External
Where your Operating System (Windows), software programs and created data are stored
CPU: = Central Processing Unit - PROCESSOR
The CPU interprets and carries out instructions, performs numeric computations and controls all the peripherals connected to the computer.
Bit: Binary - either a 1 or a 0.
The smalleds unit of computer data. Bandwidth is normally measured in bits/second
Unit of data/memory to represent 1 character.
1 byte = 8 bits
A system of numbering using 1's and 0's
KILOBYTE (KB): Binary
Commonly = 1,000 Bytes
Actual = 1,024 Bytes
Thousands of 'bits' per second.
MEGABYTE (MB): Binary
Commonly = 1 million Bytes
Actual = 1,048,576 Bytes
GIGABYTE (GB): Binary
Commonly = 1,000 Megabytes
Actual = 1,024 Megabytes
Physical items such as Printers, Scanners etc, including your computer, CD's, DVD's, CD Drives.
The programs installed on your computer. This is the code the compter reads.
The speed at which the CPU processes information internally. 1 GHz is 1,000 MHz.
The main circuit board of a computer.
BANDWIDTH: - in computer networks
A synonym for 'data transfer rate' - the amount of data that is carried from one point to another.
- in Website Hosting
The amount of traffic that is used (allowed) between your web site and the rest of the Internet.
BLOG: - short term for Weblog
A personal journal/publication/editorial created by individuals and shared publicly on the web. Usually updated daily and viewed in chronological order with the most recent additions most prominent.
BLOGGING - updating your blog.
BLOGGER - person who keeps a blog.
The software program used for viewing pages on the web - eg. Internet Explorer : Thunderbird
Commonly a name that identifies a website - eg. http://www.yourdomain.com - and that in turn identifies one or more IP addresses because the Internet is based on IP addresses, not domain names. Web servers have a Domain Name System (DNS) server to translate domain names into IP addresses.
URL: = Universal Resource Locator
Another way of saying 'Internet Address'.
= Transmission Control Protocol /Internet Protocol
- standard for transmitting data over networks & the Internet.
= Internet Service Provider
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Convert different computer units - e.g Megabyte > Kilogyte; Gigabyte > Megabyte