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Class notes: Introduction to DOS

Week: 1

Review Syllabi

Go over class format

BREAK

Overview:

  • What is a
    computer

  • Differences
    between hardware and software

  • Types of
    computers

  • Major
    Functions of a Computer

Software
Examples

Essential Computer Concepts

What is a computer? – Electronic tool that automates tasks by performing
operations at fast speeds. EC 4

Hardware vs. Software – EC 4

Operating System – EC 4

Types of Computers

  • Microcomputer (PC)
  • Laptop
  • Notebook – is there a difference?
  • Mini-Computer (Workstation)
  • Mainframe – EC 5
  • Supercomputer

Differing types of Personal Computers – Mac vs. WinTel

Major Functions of a Computer – EC 8

  • Input
  • Processing
  • Storage
  • Output

Input Devices

Mouse

Keyboard – EC 10

Scanner – EC 12

Etc (specialty items)

Output Devices – EC 17

Monitor

  • LCD
  • CRT

Printer – EC 18

  • Laser vs. Ink Jet vs. dot-matrix
  • Different font styles – EC 19

Storage Media

  • Hard Drives – EC 21
  • Floppy Disk – EC 20
  • Tape

Memory – EC 12, 13

  • Bits
  • Bytes
  • ROM
  • RAM
  • Binary Math

Processing Hardware – EC 13

System Unit – EC 15

AKA System Board, AKA Mother board

System Software (OS) – EC 24

OS History

  • DOS
  • Windows 3.1
  • Windows NT/200
  • Windows 95/98/Me

Application Software

  • Office
  • Games
  • Etc

 

 


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