Kelly Carver 5th Period

By. Gavin Thorpe

What a Computer Does

A computer is an electronic machine that is controlled basic commands stored in it's own memory. a computer can accept data and manipulate data according to specified rules, produce results and store results for future use. A Computer can process data to create data. Data is a collection of raw unprocessed facts, figures, and symbols. Information is data that is organized, meaningful, and useful. To process data into information, a computer uses hardware and software. Hardware is the electric, electronic, and mechanical equipment that makes up a computer. Software is the series of instructions that tells the hardware how to perform tasks.

Computer Statistics

  1. There are approx. 6000 new viruses released every month.
  2. 'Crash Coarse' is another name for Microsoft Windows tutorials.
  3. The 'E-Mail' is older than The 'world wide web'
  4. Doug Englebart, created the first computer mouse that was made out of wood.
  5. About 70% of virus writers are actually employed by an organization under a contract
  6. 20% of online viruses are released by organized crime units
  7. Sweden is the country with the most internet users (75%)

Frequently asked questions about computers

1.There is no display on the monitor, what do I do now?

2.What do I do if the image on screen is distorted or skewed?

3.I get a 'no signal input' message, what do I do?

4.My computer does not turn on, what do I do now?

5.What do I do when my computer crashes?

6.There are black borders on my screen, what do I do?