How Does A Computer Work?
Information on how a computer works
How the Computer Works
How the System Works
Computer System Breakdown
The user is the person that makes the computer do things like when the user presses a button on their mouse and keyboard, it send a signal through the computer to the processor then the processor tells the computer what to do and how to do it. Whenever the user clicks on a button the mouse will send a signal to the processor on how to click that button.
The Operating System
The Operating system (also known as OS) is the software that runs on a computer. Its job is to manage the computers memory, processes and all of its software and hardware. Operating systems usually come preloaded onto any computer that you buy. Most people use Operating systems that come with their computers. Examples of operating systems are Macs, Windows and Linux.
RAM (Random Access Memory)
RAM or Random Access Memory is a type of computer memory that is accessed randomly. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computers and other devices, such as printers. RAM chips continue to store information only as long as a computer has electrical power, meaning when you shut down your computer all the information stored in RAM are lost. Computers store all their data and read a code made up of 1s and 0s.
Input, Output and Storage
Input devices are devices that you can plug into your computer so it can send information to the main device and power whatever you are trying to plug into the computer. Output devices send things out just like music to headphones and speakers or videos to monitors and projectors. Storage devices are used to store things, some examples of a storage device would be a USB or and External Hard drive.
Computer softwares can be apps or things that can manage your computer system, most softwares can be downloaded or installed from a disk. Software can be purchased or acquired as shareware, liteware, freeware, public domain software, and open source. Shareware is usually intended for sale after a trial period. Liteware is like shareware just with less capabilities. Freeware is free software but with copyright restrictions. Public domain software is free with no restrictions. Open source is a software where the source code is furnished and users agree not to limit the distribution of improvements. Examples of computer softwares are things like Photoshop, Skype, VLC Video player, Microsoft powerpoint, Microsoft word etc.