Hardware,Software

And other stuff............... by katy O'Brien

whats diffrent

Computer Hardware is what you can see on the computer and pick up .

Computer Software is wear its on the computer and you can't pick it up E.G. documents, word and Google.

top facts

  • The CPU is at the heart of all computers.All DATA passes through it.
  • Systems software helps run and maintain the computer. It includes the application software and utility software.
  • The word ‘app’ is short for application software. This is a piece of software that allows us to do an everyday task.
  • An input device is any piece of computer hardware used to provide data to a computer system.

input and output

input

Mouse, Keyboard, Microphones, DVD players, Touch screens, Finger print scanner, controller, digital cameras.

output

speakers, printers, headphones, plotter, motor, projector, lights.

Input

An input device is a peripheral ,used to provide data and control signals to an information processing system such as a computer or information appliance.

Output

An output device is any device used to send data from a computer to another device or user. Most computer data output that is meant for humans is in the form of audio or video. Thus, most output devices used by humans are in these categories

Programs

A computer program is a collection of instructions that performs a specific task when executed by a computer. And typically executes the program's instructions in a central processing unit.

Storage devices

A storage device is a piece of computer equipment on which information can be stored.

E.G. hard disc, USB storage device and compact disk drive.