Terms Bcis Essay

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Part I A. Icon- a small picture on the desktop that represents a program, file, or folder. B. Recycling Bin- provides a safety net when deleting files or folders. When you delete any of these items from your hard disk, Windows places it in the Recycle Bin and the Recycle Bin icon changes from empty to full. C. Windows Explorer- A windows component that can be used to create and manage folders. D. “My Computer”- shows you the contents of your floppy disk, hard disk, CD-ROM drive, and network drives. You can also search for and open files and folders, and gain access to options in Control Panel to modify your computer's settings. E. Control Panel- allows users to configure operating system features and perform related tasks such as hardware and software setup and configuration, security, system maintenance, and user account management. F. Bit- is the basic unit of information in computing and telecommunications; it is the amount of information stored by a digital device or other physical system that exists in one of two possible distinct states. G. Byte- a byte is the unit most computers use to represent a character such as a letter, number, or typographic symbol (for example, "g", "5", or "?") H. RAM- is a form of computer data. I. ROM- is a computer file, which contains a copy of the data from a read-only memory chip, often from a video game cartridge, a computer’s firmware, or from an arcade game’s main board. J. Megabyte/Gigabyte- usually used in the world of computing to describe disk space, or data storage space, and system memory. K. Task Bar- the horizontal bar located at the bottom of the desktop. It displays icons for open windows, a start button, pinned icons, and a notification area. L. Accessories- A thing that can be added to something else in order to make it more useful, versatile, or attractive.

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