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Jeopardy game to guess computer software terms. Goes with the presentations "Computer Software" and "Computer Data Representation".

Jeopardy game to guess computer software terms. Goes with the presentations "Computer Software" and "Computer Data Representation".

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    • Computer Software Vocabulary
    • Bit
      • the smallest unit of information the computer uses,
      • electronic signal which is either on (1) or off (0),
      • Binary digit.
    • Program
      • Instructions that tell the computer what to do,
      • stored as executable files in bits and bytes,
      • Examples: MS Windows and MS Word.
    • Byte
      • Group of 8 bits.
    • Kilobyte/ KB
      • about a thousand bytes,
      • 1,024 bytes.
    • Application Software
      • Program written to perform a specific task, like text processing, spreadsheets, etc.,
      • Example: MS Word.
    • Megabyte/ MB
      • about a million bytes,
      • 1,048,576 bytes.
    • Binary
      • has two values, 1 and 0,
      • used by the computer to work with data,
      • data in the computer is stored like this.
    • Gigabyte/ GB
      • about one billion bytes,
      • 1,073,741,824 bytes.
    • ASCII
      • 0/1 code for characters,
      • American Standard Code for Information Interchange.
    • Software
      • Programs that run on a computer.
    • Operating System
      • Program that allows the user to communicate with the computer,
      • that manages all the input and output devices of a computer system
      • that manages all the programs in a computer,
      • and much more,
      • Examples: Windows XP, Linux.
    • System Software
      • Programs that help managing the computer system,
      • Programs that help maintaining the computer system,
      • Examples: Operating System, Disk Defragmenter .