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

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