Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
COM 40
ESSENTIAL INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS
INDEX
access points, wireless, COM 27
active-matrix screens, COM 32
adapters for overseas computer use,
COM 34
application software, COM 19–20
arithmetic/logic unit, COM 8
backups, COM 12
Base Components worksheet, COM 29
batteries for computers, COM 33,
COM 38
booting process, COM 18
browsers, Web, COM 21
bytes, COM 8
cable, broadband, COM 29
cameras, digital, COM 2, COM 6,
COM 27
card readers/writers, COM 2, COM 27
CD/DVD drives, COM 2, COM 27
CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW discs, COM 14
commerce, electronic, COM 23
communication devices, COM 18–20
computers
See also specific type
components of, COM 2, COM 4
operations of, COM 3
PC vs. Mac, COM 30
purchasing. See purchasing
consumer-to-consumer (C2C)
e-commerce, COM 23
control unit, COM 8
CPU (central processing unit), COM 8
data
described, COM 3
synchronization, COM 39
database software, COM 20
desktop computers, COM 24–32
devices
See also specific device
communication, COM 18–20
display, COM 10
input, output, COM 5–10
storage, COM 11–18
digital cameras, COM 2, COM 6, COM 27
digital pens, COM 36
discs, optical, COM 14–16
disks, storage, COM 2, COM 11–13
display devices, COM 10
drives
CD/DVD, COM 2, COM 27
CD-ROM, COM 14
DVD-ROM, COM 16
floppy disk, COM 13
hard disk, COM 2
USB flash, COM 2, COM 17
DVD-ROM media, COM 15–16
electronic commerce (e-commerce),
COM 23
electronic spreadsheet software, COM 19
ergonomics, COM 38
external hard disks, COM 2, COM 27
fingerprint scanners, COM 34
flash memory, COM 17
flat panel monitors, COM 10
floppy disks, COM 13
formatting magnetic disks, COM 11
gigabyte (GB), COM 8
hard disks/drives, COM 12–13, COM 27
HD DVDs, COM 16
impact printers, COM 9
information, processing cycle, COM 3,
COM 4
ink-jet printers, COM 9
input device types, COM 5–7
Internet, and networks, COM 20–23
ISPs (Internet service providers),
COM 21, COM 30
joystick/wheel devices, COM 27
keyboards, COM 2, COM 5, COM 27,
COM 33
LAN (local area networks), COM 20,
COM 27
LAN access points, COM 27
LCD monitor, COM 10
Mac computers vs. PCs, COM 30
magnetic disks, COM 11
megabyte (MB), COM 8
memory
cards, COM 17
computer, COM 8, COM 26
on personal mobile devices, COM 37–38
and storage devices, COM 11
microphones, COM 2, COM 26, COM 27,
COM 36
miniature mobile storage media, COM 16
mobile computers, COM 24–25
modems, COM 2, COM 27, COM 29
monitors, COM 2, COM 10, COM 26,
COM 27
motherboard, COM 8
mouse, COM 26, COM 27
networks and the Internet, COM 20–23
notebook computers, COM 7,
COM 32–34
online
computers, COM 20
service providers (OSPs), COM 21,
COM 30
operating systems, COM 18, COM 25,
COM 26
optical discs, COM 14–16
OSPs (online service providers), COM 21,
COM 30
output device types, COM 9–10
PC video cameras, COM 2, COM 28
PCs vs. Macs, COM 30
PDAs (personal digital assistants),
COM 6, COM 37
personal computers, COM 24–25
personal mobile devices, COM 37–39
photo printers, COM 9
pointer, mouse, COM 7
portable storage medium, COM 11
ports, COM 33, COM 36
power supply, notebook computers,
COM 33
presentation graphics software, COM 20
printers, COM 2, COM 9, COM 26
programs, COM 3–4
purchasing
computers generally, COM 24–25,
COM 31
desktop computers, COM 25–32
notebook computers, COM 32–34
personal mobile devices, COM 37–39
tablet PCs, COM 35–36
reviews of software products,
COM 25–26
scanners, COM 2, COM 28, COM 34
screens (monitors), COM 2, COM 32
security, fingerprint scanners, COM 34
servers, Web, COM 23
smart phones, cards, COM 6, COM 18
software, COM 3, COM 4
types of, COM 19–20
product reviews, COM 25–26
speakers, computer, COM 26, COM 36
storage device types, COM 11–18
synchronization of data, COM 39
system software, COM 18
system units, COM 2, COM 4, COM 8
tablet PCs, COM 24–25, COM 35–36
tape, tape drives, COM 15–16
touch screens, COM 38
touchpads, COM 7
transmission media, COM 18
URLs (Uniform Resource Locators),
COM 21, COM 22
USB flash drives, COM 2, COM 17
video cameras, COM 2, COM 27,
COM 36
video cards, COM 27
Vista operating system, COM 26
Web browsers, pages, servers,
COM 21–23
WANs (wide area networks), COM 20–21
wireless
Internet service providers (WISPs),
COM 21
LAN access points, COM 27
media, COM 18
synchronization of data, COM 39
tablet PC access, COM 36
worksheet, Base Components, COM 29
World Wide Web, COM 21
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