A computer is an electronic device that manipulates information, or data. It has the ability to store, retrieve, and process data.
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The basic parts of a desktop computer are the computer case, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and power cord.
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Each computer is different, so the buttons, ports, and sockets will vary from computer to computer. However, there are certain ones you can expect to find on most desktop computers.
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Have you ever looked inside a computer case, or seen pictures of the inside of one? The small parts may look complicated, but the inside of a computer case isn't really all that mysterious.
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An operating system is the most important software that runs on a computer. It manages the computer's memory and processes, as well as all of its software and hardware.
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You may have heard people talking about using a program, an application, or an app. But what exactly does that mean?
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So you have a new computer and you're ready to set it up. This may seem like an overwhelming and complicated task, but it's actually a lot easier than you might think!
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Once you've set up your computer, you may want to purchase home Internet access so you can send and receive email, browse the Web, stream videos, and more.
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Simply put, the cloud is the Internet—more specifically, it's all of the things you can access remotely over the Internet.
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Using a computer involves a lot of repetitive motions such as typing and using the mouse. Over time, these motions can begin to negatively impact your body, especially your wrists, neck, and back.
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Your computer faces many potential threats, including viruses, malware, and hard drive failure.
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Cleaning your computer regularly will help you keep it working properly and avoid expensive repairs.
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