Computers Playlist Lessons: Computers

Lesson 1: Computers

What Is a Computer?

computer is an electronic device that manipulates information, or data. It has the ability to storeretrieve, and process data.

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Basic Parts of a Computer

The basic parts of a desktop computer are the computer casemonitorkeyboardmouse, and power cord.

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Button and Ports

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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Inside a Computer

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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Operating Systems

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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Understanding Applications

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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Setting Up a Computer

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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Connecting to the Internet

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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What is the Cloud?

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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Creating a Safe Workspace

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 wristsneck, and back.

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Protecting Your Computer

Your computer faces many potential threats, including virusesmalware, and hard drive failure.

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Keeping Your Computer Clean

Cleaning your computer regularly will help you keep it working properly and avoid expensive repairs.

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