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Computer and Functions

List and describe the basic make-up for a computer and the function each performs. Identify and describe the two types of software.

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A computer system is composed of five components, namely, a.) central processing unit, b.) memory, c.) Input devices, d.) Output Devices, and storage devices.

The central processing unit is composed of the hardware components. The memory serves as a transient or temporary storage medium.

The storage devices such as hard disk, flash (thumb drive), DVD, CD, and similar devices store the inputted data permanently (until the user decides to erase them).

The input devices are used to enter ...

Solution Summary

The solution describes a computer system as composed of five components, namely, a.) central processing unit, b.) memory, c.) Input devices, d.) Output Devices, and storage devices.

It shows also that the computer system is composed of two types of software, namely, Operating system software and Application software.

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