How a computer works.

Drives

A drive is a software that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or devices.Without drives, the hardware you connect to your computer-For example a video card or webcam would not work properly.Here are some examples of drives.
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moniter

The monitor


A monitor visual display for computers. The display device in modern monitors is typically a thin film display thin panel, while older monitors used a cathode ray tube about as deep as the screen size.
Originally, computer monitors were used for data processing while television screens were used for entertainment. From the 1980s onwards, computers (and their monitors) have been used for both data processing and entertainment, while televisions have implemented some computer functionality.

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CPU(Central Processing Unit!)

The CPU is commonly preferred to be known as the brains of a computer. The CPU is responsible for executing a sequence of stored instructions called a program. This program will take inputs from an input device, process the input in some way and output the results to an output device.CPUs aren’t only found in desktop or laptop computers, many electronic devices now rely on them for their operation. Mobile phones, DVD players and washing machines are examples of equipment that have a CPU.
PROGRAM:A list of instructions written in programming language.
Input:Everything that goes into a system.
Output:Anything that comes out of a computer. Output can be meaningful information or gibberish, and it can appear in a variety of forms -- as binary numbers, as characters, as pictures, and as printed pages. Output devices include display screens, loudspeakers, and printers.Output device: Thes are devices such as speakers and printers.DVD:Used to store data.E.G. A movie
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Ram/Rom


  1. Main store (or computer memory) is divided into Read Only Memory(ROM) and Random Access Memory (RAM). ROM. ROM is memory that cannot be changed by a program or user. ROM retains its memory even after the computer is turned off.Here is a video to explain ram and rom.


RAM and ROM [ nicely explained ]

Motherboards!

  1. a printed circuit board containing the principal components of a computer or other device, with connectors for other circuit boards to be slotted into.

What is a Motherboard as Fast As Possible

Touchscreens

  1. a display device which allows the user to interact with a computer by touching areas on the screen.

Operating systems.

  1. the low-level software that supports a computer's basic functions, such as scheduling tasks and controlling peripherals.

Computer Basics: Understanding Operating Systems

Software!

  1. the programs and other operating information used by a computer.

    "the software industry"

What is Software-Defined Storage?