Software Application

timer Asked: Feb 1st, 2021

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I'm working on a operating systems question and need an explanation to help me study.

Q1. What is meant by computer ‘hardware’ and ‘software’?
Q2. State two input devices and two output devices.
Q3. Describe what is meant by a ‘peripheral’.
Q4. What does a CPU do?
Q5. Where are the programs and files you are currently using held?
Q6. Explain why a printer is hardware and the web browsers Firefox, Chrome and Explorer are all software.
Q7. Where are all programs, including the operating system, and all your files held in a typical computer, whether or not you are using them?
Q8. What is meant by a 'port'?
Q9. Give some examples of the names of some ports you may find on a computer or laptop.
Q10. Explain why a computer needs a hard drive.

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