Glossary

by Quing

This is just a simple list and definitions to some jargons which are useful in reading some technical guides.

Indicator – a missing pin or pin hole which is used as a guide in which direction or which hole your object should go to. This is applicable to ribbon cables, RAM, and the microprocessor.

Tower – basically, this is the casing of the computer. Note that it is not called a central processing unit. (CPU)

Hardware – any physical device that make up a gadget.

Software – this would include all programs in your computer, including system software and application software.

Peripheral – any computer hardware that is added to expand the capabilities of your already functioning unit. Example of this include your Video Graphics Accelerator, printer, scanner, and mouse.

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