Technology in Action
Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 491 pages
For introductory courses in computer concepts or computer literacy often including instruction in Microsoft Office.
A Computer Concepts Text Focused on Today's Student! Technology in Action engages students by combining a unique teaching approach with rich companion media.
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Because it stays in RAM the entire time your computer is powered on, the kernel
is called memory resident. Other parts of the OS that are less critical stay on the
hard drive and are copied over to RAM on an as-needed basis so that the entire ...
Hard disk manufacturers prepare the disks to hold data through a process called
low-level formatting. In this process, tracks (concentric circles) and sectors (pie-
shaped wedges) are created in the magnetized surface of each platter, setting up
machine called the Difference Engine, which was a huge steam-powered
mechanical calculator Babbage designed to print astronomical tables. Babbage
stopped working on the Difference Engine to build the Analytical Engine.
Although it ...
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